Why choose us for your next event?

Impeccable location

Located only minutes away from London Bridge and with a variety of transport links your guests will have no trouble getting to your event at Southwark Cathedral

A Unique Venue

Make an impact and hold a memorable event for your guests in an unusual place – our spaces are full of fascinating features, making them one of the most unique venue spaces in London. We are one of the only places in London to host authentic Gothic architecture, a fun fact you can share and emphasise for your guests.

Personalised Service

Save time and leave the details to our dedicated team – whether you’re booking for yourself or on behalf of someone else, you can be confident your guests will be taken care of and their individual needs met.

A rich history

Become a part of this Cathedrals history by holding your event with us. Hospitality and welcome have been at the heart of the Cathedral since its origins and is still key to our mission today. By hosting an event with us, you ensure we are still able to keep supporting the community and keeping the Cathedral open for free, to all, for many years in the future.

Energising setting

Our venues are filled with natural light making them the perfect location for invigorating events. With our bright and airy atmosphere, our spaces are a great place for inspiration and hosting.

Bespoke catering

Using locally sourced fresh and healthy ingredients, our partner caterer LEAFI can offer a menu of the highest quality for your guests. Delight them with exciting flavours and cater to their every dietary need.


There is step free access throughout our event spaces.

Supporting others

The Cathedral is free to visit and has been welcoming and offering support to people from all walks of life for hundreds of years. We receive no government funding, so when you book with us, you ensure the Cathedral remains free to be explored. On top of this, it continues the vital work we do in education and outreach, supporting local and international community projects.

Conferences and Meetings

Our six conference rooms are located next to London Bridge Station with its many transport connections. Our bright, modern conference rooms offer views of the River Thames and the City and are located within a unique and historic setting.

The Nave and Retro Choir

Southwark Cathedral is available for hire for special events including dinners, drama productions and musical performances as well as providing a unique space for marketing initiatives and events.

The Library

The Garry Weston Library is the jewel in the crown of the Southwark Cathedral suite of conference rooms, an award-winning site set on the South Bank of the River overlooking the Thames.

Outdoor Spaces

Southwark Cathedral is available for hire for special events including dinners, drama productions and musical performances as well as providing a unique space for marketing initiatives and events.

Concerts and Recitals

Music is at the heart of Cathedral life, so it is no wonder that the Nave has continued to be a popular choice with booking agents and promoters for live music.

Hybrid Events

Combine in-person and online

Bring your guests into our historic spaces both in-person and virtually by holding a hybrid event in our Cathedral venues. Be it a conference in one of our meeting rooms or a multi-space experience, we know that hybrid events can take many shapes and guises. That’s why we have partnered with Hire Space to offer packages that can be adapted to you.


Call 020 7367 6704 or email cathedralvenues@southwark.anglican.org  to discuss your event with a member of our team.

Venue Hire Brochure here

What is a hybrid event?

Simply put, an event taking place in a physical venue, whilst also being attended by a live and interactive audience online. Hybrid events take your in-person attendees and online attendees and create a experience where both audiences can interact, participate and engage despite being in separate locations. This is achieved through the seamless integration of technology within the event.

Why choose a hybrid event?

Reach international audiences
You can reach audiences from all over the world with a hybrid event, engaging with people that may not have been able to attend in-person or would rather not travel

Hybrid events can reduce environmental impacts through reduction in travel and energy usage

New data
With an online audience you have a range of data and analytics that you may not have had before, helping you measure the impact of your event

Give your guests the option to stay at home rather than attend in-person before they are comfortable. By recording the event, guests have the option to watch at their own leisure.

Filming and Photography

As one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in London, the Cathedral provides an outstanding backdrop and a versatile space that has been used in a number of high profile productions.

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