Explore the Cathedral uncovering its long and varied history. Discover connections with London’s hospitals, the theatre land of Shakespeare’s day and the Bishops who held power over the area. 

Please watch the introductory video below for a taste of what to expect on your tour.


Tour Duration: 90 minutes

Price per Person*

Cathedral Group Tour (90 minutes) with a Cathedral Guide                     £10.00

Cathedral Group Tour (60 minutes) with a Cathedral Guide                     £8.00

Cathedral Group Tour (45 minutes) with a Cathedral Guide                      £7.00

The minimum number of people per group for a tour with a Cathedral Guide is 10 people.

Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups.  

All tours/group visits which include a visit to the Cathedral must be booked and paid for in advance no matter the size of the group. Thank you for your understanding. 

Booking and Further Information

For more information, to request a group  brochure or make a booking, please email our Visitor Engagement Officer.

Alternatively, please download our booking form here and send it as an email attachment.  Please submit your booking request at least 14 days prior to the date you would like to visit to give us time to consider your booking.

Sunday is our day of worship.  Due to services taking place on a Sunday we do not take groups bookings for this day.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that due to how busy we are with services and Christmas concerts during December we don't take any group bookings for this month.

All profits generated by Group Visits are used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.

Hourly Prayers

The Cathedral has established the practice of having hourly prayers throughout the day from 10.30am to 4.30pm. These are led by our Day Chaplains and last approximately two minutes. During the prayers, all visitors are requested to remain still and are invited to join in saying The Lord's Prayer, in their native language.

The Harvard Chapel

The Harvard Chapel is reserved for private prayer.  Groups may enter this chapel but Group Leaders are not permitted to speak, sing or play an instrument to their members whilst in the chapel or take photographs.