Southwark Cathedral

Star Travel Rating

5/5

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Things to do

Location

Southwark Cathedral

Date of travel

2011

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Travelled with

Solo

Reasons for trip

Southwark Cathedral is situated very close to the Tower of London and is a beautiful Cathedral. In competition for visitors with the many other wonderful buildings in London it can be forgot. Do make the effort to see Southwark as the arched ceilings alone are impressive. The Cathedral closes at 6 pm in the winter and there is a charge to take photographes which is used towards the upkeep of the building. As it was quite late when I arrived I didn`t really have time to appreciate all it has to offer. A tomb where the lady has been laid to rest in a slightly elevated position next to her husband, to show she was of a higher class says a lot about our history. The round stained glass window reflects the sunset over the nearby Thames and the main alter is soothing. Candles burn along the passages and side alters with statues offer a private place to say a prayer or two. It seemed a little intrusive to be taking photos in such a tranquil place but at the same time it is irresitable. I will certainly go back to find out more about Southwark.

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