Bankside and Borough
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Led by our experienced and knowledgeable Cathedral Guides, this is an opportunity to explore Southwark at a leisurely pace
At the heart of William Shakespeare’s theatrical world was the building we now know as Southwark Cathedral. This was the scene of baptisms, burials and marriages for the actors who graced the stage of the Elizabethan theatre.
Our walk begins at Southwark Cathedral where you can discover our Shakespeare Memorial and Stained Glass window and pose for a selfie with our life-size statue of the bard in the Cathedral Churchyard.*
We will then explore Bankside, wandering the riverside streets to the sites of the Globe and Rose theatres.
*Dependent on any services or other events taking place on the day
Duration : 90 minutes
Start: Southwark Cathedral Courtyard, SE1 9DA
Finish: Southwark Cathedral Courtyard, SE1 9DA
Meeting point: Southwark Cathedral Courtyard located on the north side of the Cathedral opposite the River Thames.
Please ensure you wear sensible footwear for this walk and be prepared for all weather conditions. We also recommend you bring a small bottle of water with you.
Maximum of 10 people per walk.
Southwark Cathedral are delighted to offer these walks for free with donations greatly appreciated. Any income generated by these walks is used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.