Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral

Here lies the oldest crossing point of the Thames and once the city’s only entrance. A site of Christian worship for over 1000 years, nuns are said to have laid their habit here five centuries before Domesday was even a daydream. Dickens, Shakespeare, Harvard and Gower (Chaucer’s chum) found words and wisdom beneath these spires. Meet Hodge, the resident moggy, who’s known to gatecrash the odd service. Take time to take it all in. The door’s open 9-6 Mon-Sat, 8:30-5 Sun.

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