Women of Southwark - The Untold Story Tour

Tour Heritage

This tour will explore the lives of the women connected to the cathedral from the Victorian pioneers such as Octavia Hill and Isbella Gilmore to the benefactors such as Dorothy Appleby and Elizabeth Newcomen who provided funds for poor people in south London. Uncover the impact of Queen Mary I on the life of the cathedral and the people she condemned to death in this building. Learn about the story of the early convent and the lives of those living in Southwark's infamous brothels.

Come join us in remembering the forgotten stories of women in Southwark.

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.