Occasionally access to the Cathedral may be restricted due to events taking place.

Southwark Cathedral is a busy working church, regularly hosting services and events. It may be neccessary to close all or part of the Cathedral to visitors to allow for these events to take place. 

The Cathedral Shop and Cathedral Cafe will remain open during these times unless stated otherwise.


Thursday 15 February 

On Thursday 15 February the main Cathedral building will be closed to visitors between 10am and 2pm due to a memorial service taking place. The Harvard Chapel will remain open for private prayer and reflection. Members of our stewarding team will be on hand to escort you to the chapel. Alternatively, visit our Cathedral Shop and Cafe while you wait.


Friday 16 February 

On Friday 16 February the toilets in the Link will be closed due to maintenance. Alternative toilet facilities are available in the Cafe in the Millenium Courtyard. 


For further information please contact us by email or telephone 020 7367 6700.