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Southwark Cathedral Deanery

Southwark Cathedral Deanery
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

This secret riverside garden, just beside the Globe Theatre, belongs to the Dean of Southwark's private residence and dates back to 1712. Hidden away from neighbouring bustling tourist areas, it has become a tranquil wildlife haven. The Deanery garden has been planted with mature shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants and is tended by the cathedral's gardener. Access to this small garden is via historic Cardinal Cap Alley, which is very narrow. Visitor numbers may have to be restricted at busy times.

Southwark Cathedral Gardener: Mark Gibbons

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Performance by the Southwark Cathedral Merbecke Chamber choir. Potted herbs for sale. Refreshments for sale including homemade cake by the Friends of Southwark Cathedral. Book-signing by best-selling author and mudlark Lara Maiklem. Illustrations by Rosie Brooks. Bee Soundscape art installation.
Entrance
Via the very narrow Cardinal Cap Alley, behind 51 Bankside, near Tate Modern
Nearest postcode: SE1 9JE
What 3 Words: amuse.polite.ground
Buses
344, 381
Stations
Blackfriars (south exit), St Paul's, Southwark, Borough, Mansion House
Cycle hire station
New Globe Walk (Map)
Public toilets
Tate Modern (Map)
Open Saturday 10:00-18:00
Open Sunday 10:00-18:00
Access
Some steps and narrow paths
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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