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Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA

Unprecedented history, breathtaking vaults, river side views, and a central London location, Southwark Cathedral is a stunning venue for unforgettable events.

Southwark Cathedral is not only a place of worship, but also caters to a wide range of events. It sits at the heart of Bankside, close to London Bridge with rooms of varying size available for both day and evening private hire.

From film premiers hosted in the Nave to conferences held in our riverside meeting rooms and beautiful courtyards, this ancient building can be tailored to suit all types of events.

As one of London’s unique and historical venues we have the versatility to suit every event type for all seasons.

We also have an on-site restaurant, The Refectory, serving a range of delicious home-cooked lunches, coffee and cake during the day. The Refectory is also available for elegant dining ahead of many of Southwark Cathedral's concerts and for pre-show drinks.

Southwark Cathedral and its catering partner, Elior, look forward to offering you the best in corporate and event hospitality together with the personal attention to detail that is so appreciated by our clients.

Whether it's a dinner event for 50 or a cocktail reception for 800, we can cater to your needs. Call us now to discuss your requirements.

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  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Dancefloor
  • Disabled access
  • Permission to theme/decorate the venue
  • Outside area/ lawn, courtyard or terrace
  • Recognised environmental policies
  • Roof garden, or outside area
  • Spacious & light

Individual room capacities

NameReceptionSit downTheatreArea in m2
The Garry Weston Library120608018.0m x 5.9m
The Chapter Room6030304.75m x 11.6m
John Trevor Williams Room60303012.7m x 6.3m
Queen Elizabeth Room6030304.75m x 11.6m
Millenium Courtyard400
Edward Charles Boorman Room8123.4m x 4.5m
Desmond Tutu Room124.4m x 4.7m


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