St George's Cathedral, Southwark, formally the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George, was designed by the great Victorian architect Augustus Pugin. Standing on the site of several earlier Christian buildings, it lies between Southwark bridge and London Bridge and is considered one of the finest example of british Gothic.
The cathedral houses the tomb of John Gower, a medieval poet and friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. Also to be seen is the Harvard Chapel, named for John Harvard, the founder of Harvard University, who was born in Southwark and baptised in the church in 1607. Today it serves a lively and cosmopolitan community from all over London, and has a strong parish identity in addition to its role as a Cathedral.