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Southwark Cathedral

M6 Montague Close SE1 1 London Bridge # 7:30am–6pm Mon–Fri, 8:30am–6pm Sat & Sun cathedral.southwark.anglican.org

This church did not become a cathedral until 1905 – yet some parts of it date back to the 12th century, when the building was attached to a priory, and many of its medieval features remain. The memorials are quite fascinating and include a late-13th-century wooden effigy of a knight. John Harvard, the first benefactor of Harvard University, was baptized here in 1607 and there is a chapel named after him.

In 2000, the cathedral was restored in a multi-million-pound programme, which included the addition of new buildings ...

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