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Southwark Cathedral

Stunning historical venue with varying spaces and amazing views.

London Bridge, SE1

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Nestled in the heart of London's lively London Bridge area, Southwark Cathedral stands as a captivating haven of history, showcasing one of the city's oldest examples of Gothic Architecture. The Cathedral offers two versatile indoor spaces and two expansive outdoor areas.

The Nave and Retro Choir offer breathtaking venues for diverse events, whether day or night. The Nave's grandeur, with its soaring ceilings accommodating up to 800 guests, pairs seamlessly with the Retro Choir's intimate setting, perfect for smaller gatherings or additional breakout areas.

The Churchyard or Millennium Courtyard offer a splendid opportunity to indulge in the beauty of the summer season while savoring refreshing drinks amidst the historic splendor of Southwark Cathedral's outdoor spaces. 

This combination offers unparalleled versatility, catering to large-scale conferences, exhibitions, elegant receptions, and performances. The Nave and Retro Choir spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual amenities, ensuring flawless presentations and performances. Surrounded by centuries of history and adorned with stunning architectural details, Southwark Cathedral provide an exceptional backdrop that seamlessly merges historic grandeur with modern functionality.

Our dedicated events team delivers personalized service, collaborating with you and our esteemed suppliers to curate events of various scales, from receptions, dinners, meetings, conferences, to concerts, fashion shows, and beyond.

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    Can provide Halal
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    Can provide Kosher
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    Inhouse caterers available
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    Vegan Friendly
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    Venue can provide alcohol
  • Allow external caterers
  • Approved caterers only
  • Dry Hire
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Wet Hire

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    Ticketed Events
  • 18th Birthday Parties
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  • Child friendly
  • Loud Music
  • Open past 12am


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    Alcohol License
  • BYOB
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Late License
  • Noise restrictions
  • Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Venue Specs

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    Air Conditioning
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    Breakout rooms
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    Early access
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    Outside area
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    Rain friendly
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    Separate Entrance
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    Wheelchair access
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    Whiteboards/ flipcharts
  • Accommodation
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Goods lift
  • Loading bay
  • Parking Facilities
  • Ramps
  • Smoking area


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    AV equipment
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    Bring your own DJ
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    Hearing loop
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    On-site technician
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    PA System
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    Screens / Projector
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    Video Conferencing
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  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • Live Streaming
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Recording
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Cristina Guerrero
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