Bards, Poets and Playwrights: A Literary Tour of Southwark Cathedral

Tour Heritage

Discover the many literary figures who are associated with the Southwark Cathedral

Uncover the life of John Gower, an important English court poet and friend of Chaucer. Explore the world of the 17th century theatre from Shakespeare to Massinger. Learn about Dickens' visit here.

About our Guides

Our Cathedral guides undertake extensive training to learn 900 years of cathedral history and volunteer their time to deliver tour and walks for the cathedral. Many of them also work as City of London Guides and Greenwich Guides and are very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects that they share with those who attend their tours.

Please meet by the Welcome desk.

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended.