Southwark Cathedral

March 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Posted in General, London, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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Iconic Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge was interesting to wander through but not amazing. The architecture both in the interior and exterior is wonderful but perhaps suffering from temple fatigue I don’t think its particularly striking compared to other religious sites.

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You can take photos inside if you pay a fee and similarly there’s also an audio guide (in both cases I didn’t opt for it).

There are a number of display boards scattered throughout and they provide the usual content about the history of the building and its development over the centuries as well as notable events. Nothing for me stood out.

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They are expanding with a new information centre but this was under construction. I don’t believe it’s possible to climb the tower which is a shame as that would certainly boost the incentive to come and visit.

Nonetheless much like the Westminster Cathedral if you’re in the area and have a few minutes stop by and have a look but don’t go out of your way.

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