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Southwark Cathedral

A surprising and unspoiled location, impeccable service, unique and historic spaces

Nestled among the vibrant energy of London's South Bank, Southwark Cathedral presents an illustrious setting for conferences and meetings. With its rich historical significance and Gothic architectural splendour, our venue offers a diverse range of spaces tailored to suit various event needs.

The Cathedral offers two versatile indoor spaces and two expansive outdoor areas. The Nave and Retro Choir present a breathtaking venue for diverse events, both day and night. With its awe-inspiring architecture and soaring ceilings, The Nave offers a grand, expansive space, accommodating up to 800 guests. Adjacent to The Nave, the Retro Choir offers an intimate setting ideal for smaller gatherings or as an additional breakout area. This combination of spaces provides unparalleled versatility for hosting events ranging from large-scale conferences and exhibitions to elegant receptions and performances. Both areas feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, ensuring seamless presentations and performances. Surrounded by centuries of history and adorned with stunning architectural details, The Nave and Retro Choir offer an extraordinary backdrop for unforgettable events, combining historic grandeur with modern functionality.

The Conference Centre is the perfect space intimate gatherings, conferences, and small receptions. Our versatile rooms accommodate groups of varying sizes, including the striking Garry Weston Library, the inviting John Trevor Williams room, and the charming Desmond Tutu Room. Encompassing modern amenities within a historic ambiance, each space is equipped with cutting-edge technology to facilitate seamless presentations and engagements. 

 Our experienced events team offer a personalised service, working with you and our range of accomplished suppliers to deliver events of all shapes and sizes including receptions and dinners, meetings and conferences, concerts fashion shows and more.

Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge
020 7367 6722

Events & Capacities

Reception60 - 800
Lunch 24 - 56
Dinner 24 - 150
Dinner Dance 0 - 0
Meeting / Conference 12 - 80
Outside Space 100 - 700
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity100 - 400
Wedding Licence 100 - 700
Wedding Reception 5 - 150
Accessible AccessYes

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