Tricia de Courcy Ling
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Oft overlooked by Borough Market shoppers (though its toilets are a handy stop, and its pretty churchyard an alfresco lunchtime destination), the nearby Southwark Cathedral is actually a fascinating historic site. The building is largely Victorian (though it does star a beautiful 13th century retro-choir originally among other ancient features), and houses the tomb of John Gower as well as that of William Shakespeare's brother, Edmond. Other Shakespearean highlights include a stained glass window above depicting characters from 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', 'Hamlet' and 'The Tempest' as well as a plaque honouring the great Sam Wanamaker, champion of the recreated Shakespeare's Globe. The Cathedral operates as more than just a tourist spot, with daily services, classical music concerts and public events. It also offers a religion-themed gift shop and cheerful refectory.
What's on at Southwark Cathedral
- Critics' choice
As part of City of London Sinfonia’s ‘Shakespeare: Let Music Sound’ series, the orchestra is joined by the Holst Singers and baritone Neal Davies for vocal and instrumental music inspired by the Bard’s dreamlike comedy. Includes actors Richard Hope and...