Due to the nature of the Cathedral there are occasions where we are unable to allow entrance to un-booked groups

Whilst we make every effort to welcome everyone to Southwark Cathedral, we cannot always accommodate unbooked groups and may have to turn them away or restrict access if they are likely to be disruptive to other events taking place in the Cathedral, thus it is essential you book in advance to ensure access.

Un-booked groups will be expected to make a financial contribution of a minimum of £3.00 per person in the group.

Group leaders must stay with their groups at all times in case there is an evacuation or other emergency.  

Booking and Further Information

For more information, to request a group  brochure or make a booking, please email our Visitor Engagement Officer.

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

Sunday is our day of worship.  Due to services taking place on a Sunday we do not take groups bookings for this day.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that due to how busy we are with services and Christmas concerts during December we don't take any group bookings for this month.

All profits generated by Group Visits are used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.

Hourly Prayers

The Cathedral has established the practice of having hourly prayers throughout the day from 10.30am to 4.30pm. These are led by our Day Chaplains and last approximately two minutes. During the prayers, all visitors are requested to remain still and are invited to join in saying The Lord's Prayer, in their native language.

The Harvard Chapel

The Harvard Chapel is reserved for private prayer.  Groups may enter this chapel but Group Leaders are not permitted to speak to their members whilst in the chapel or take photographs.

Photography Permit

A photography permit is required for any individuals in your group who wish to take photographs. This is available for £1.50 which is half the normal price and can be pre-booked when booking your tour.