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Southwark Cathedral

Church site for over 1,000 years

London Bridge
London SE1 9DA
020-7367 6700

On This Very Spot in 1106 during Henry I's reign, the building became an Augustinian priory.

On This Very Spot Thomas Becket preached before leaving for Canterbury.

On This Very Spot in 1607, William Shakespeare buried his brother, Edmund.

On This Very Spot are memorials to Nelson Mandela, victims of the Marchioness disaster, and Desmond Tutu.

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This is an operating cathedral and is open to the public. For hours of operation, admission fees, parking, and other visitor's information, visit the official website at

Location: This spot lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge in London, England.

Nearest Major Airport: London

Latitude: 51.506111; Longitude: -0.089722

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