Group Visits

Guided Walking Tours in Southwark

For groups of ten or more, we offer walking tours around the area on many topics that touch the life of the Cathedral across the last one thousand years. Led by our experienced and knowledgeable Cathedral Guides, this is an opportunity to explore Southwark at a leisurely pace, including stops and visits at sites of interest. Group leaders may wish to combine a tour of the Cathedral with an escorted walk in the surrounding area.

Walking Tours

We have five walking tours on offer. Click on the links below to find out more about them.

Group Prices

Per Person*

Walking Tour (Shakespeare/Bankside/Borough) £8.00
Walking Tour (Medical/Dickens) £9.00
Cathedral Tour + Escorted Walk with a Cathedral Guide £14.00

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

*To qualify for these rates, the minimum number of people per group is 10. The maximum number per group is 53 people.

We are willing to consider group visits 7 days per week however these will be subject to services and other activities taking place.

For more information, to request a group or trade brochure, or to make a booking, please contact our Visits & Tours Officer, Ruth Miller - tel: 020 7367 6734

Alternatively, please download the booking form here and send it as an email attachment.

Payment methods

Payment for tours can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Cash payable on the day in the shop. A receipt will be issued.
  • Cheque payable either in advance, on receipt of a VAT invoice, or on the day, for which a receipt will be issued. Cheques should be made payable to Southwark Cathedral Enterprises Limited
  • Company Voucher for subsequent invoicing and payment.

Cathedral Guides

The Cathedral Guides are extensively trained over a number of months on the cathedral history.  Once qualified as a guide, they are encouraged to continue their research on the Cathedral history. Many of our guides guide elsewhere and we have several who are also City of London guides.

Here in the cathedral, the guides are all volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer guide, please contact our Visits & Tours Officer, Ruth Miller - tel: 020 7367 6734

Familiarisation Visits

Group organizers or external guides wishing to arrange a familiarisation visit are most welcome. Please contact our Visits & Tours Officer, Ruth Miller, to arrange - tel: 020 7367 6734.

Meeting Point for Group Walking Tours

We request that groups wait by the Refectory in the Millennium Courtyard entrance for the cathedral guide(s) and the start of the walking tour unless otherwise advised.