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Southwark

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  • SE1
  • Southwark
  • Waterloo
  • 45, 63, 100, N63
  • 7,6 miles
  • 15,9 miles
  • 26,1 miles
  • 32,6 miles
  • 35,4 miles
  • Lovely apartment in a excellent location. The neighborhood is quiet, well connected and close to many interesting sites. Great choice!

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    Maria Cecilia
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    Carlos

About Southwark

Located along the Thames, it stretches from Lambeth Bridge to St Saviour's Dock just east of Tower Bridge. Southwark is one of the oldest neighborhood in London, who's origin can be traced back to Roman time. Romans settled at the North End of the modern distric, in the mid first century AD and built the first bridge over the Thames. The area became a busy market from Saxon times and preserved this spirit until these days. Since the Roman period it is traditionally referred to as "the Borough" in order to distinguish it from the "Square Mile" of the City.

Today Southwark is considered the cultural heart of London, an eclectic and creative area that is home to many museums, galleries and historic sites, within easy walking distance from the West End has became a must-do in any tourist itinerary. From the Millennium Bridge to the amazing Gothic Cathedral, Southwark offers inspiring things to see and do for all ages.

Southwark Cathedral

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.

Globe Theatre

Heading a little further east from the Cathedral you reach Bankside, one of the South bank's most historic areas. Here stands a replica of the glorious Globe Theatre. The original Elizabethan open-air playhouse from 1599, was destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644. The modern reconstruction is an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings. It was opened to the public in 1997, with a production of Henry V.

The Globe was not only one of most famous playhouse’s of all time, but the place where Shakespeare and his playng company, Lord Chamberlain's Men, performed many of his greatest plays. The building itself is constructed entirely of English oak, with mortise and tenon joints and is, in this sense, an "authentic" 16th century building, as no structural steel was used. Today performances are staged to duplicate the original environment, without any spotlights, no microphones or speakers and all music accompaniment performed live.

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Tate Modern

To the east of Blackfriars Bridge, right in front of the revolutionary Millennium Bridge, the first new river crossing over the Thames since Tower Bridge in 1894, lies the former colossal Bankside Power Station, wich now host the world famous Tate Modern. Originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, Tate Modern opened as a gallery for international modern and contemporary art in May 2000. Since then more than 40 million people have visited Tate Modern making it one of the UK's top three tourist attractions, generating over £100 million in economic benefits to London annually.

Crossing Norman Foster's "Blade of Light" footbridge, towards this spectacular modernist masterpiece with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral behind your shoulders, you enter the Turbine Hall, a stunning imposing entrance and a vast space, used to display temporary installations on a grand scale. Dispalying all the iconic twentieth century artists, from Matisse to Moore, Dali to Picasso it ha became justifiably the most popular art gallery in Europe.

Restaurants in Southwark


Zizzi
Southwark Bridge Road,br> SE1 9HA - London
Tel. : 020 74 01 74 07
Brindisa
18-20, Southwark Street
SE1 1TJ - London
Tel. : 020 73 57 88 80
OXO Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
OXO Tower - Barge House St
SE1 9PH - London
Tel. : 020 78 03 38 88
RSJ
33, Coin Street
SE1 9NR - London
Tel. : 020 79 28 45 54

Silka
6-8, Southwark Street
SE1 1ZZ - London
Tel. : 020 73 78 61 61
Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House
11, Stoney Street
SE1 9AD - London
Tel. : 020 7403 9554
Roast
The Floral Hall Borough Market
SE1 9AL - London
Tel. : 020 72 68 00 82
Fish!
Cathedral Street
SE1 1TL - London
Tel. : 020 7407 3801

Popular Clubs & Pubs in Southwark


The Ring
72, Blackfriars Road
SE1 8HA - London
Tel. : 020 79 28 25 89
Wine Wharf
Stoney Street
SE1 9AD - London
Tel. : 020 7940 8335
Jack's Lounge
96, Isabella Street
SE1 8DA - London
Tel. : 020 79 28 06 78
Lord Clyde
27, Clennam Street
SE1 1ER - London
Tel. : 020 7407 3397

Blackfriars Wine Bar Warehouse
80, Scoresby Street
SE1 0XN - London
Tel. : 020 79 28 09 05
Union Jack
225, Union Street
SE1 0LR - London
Tel. : 020 76 33 92 06
The Crown
108, Blackfriars Road
SE1 8HW - London
Tel. : 020 72 61 95 24
Ministry of Sound
103, Gaunt Street
SE1 6DP - London
Tel. : 020 87 00 60 00 10

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