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.
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London Concertante: Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
The UK's leading chamber orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, performs Autumn and Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Bach's Concerto For Two Violins, and works by Mozart, Elgar and Rossini. The violinist is Ben Norris.Classical and opera Saturday October 8 2016Read more