Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors as we uncover the history, discover the stories of and explore Southwark Cathedral.
Led by London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Southwark Cathedral guide Eve Milner, and supported by Andrew Mashigo, this Multisensory Tour will explore the history of Southwark Cathedral, a magnificent building situated between Guys Hospital, London Bridge station, railway viaducts, office towers and Borough Market.
We will view and be able to touch fragments of the 12th-century priory, arches from the 13th century, the most perfect example of an early English Gothic chapel, carved roof bosses from the 15th century and gorgeous monuments created by exiled Huguenot sculptors restored to pristine condition.
We will also hear some previously unheard stories of the cathedral’s survival of the Great Southwark Fire of 1212, the religious rampages of Henry VIII, the German Luftwaffe blitz in 1940 and the violent entry during the London Bridge terror attack of 3rd June 2017.
Image: This is the tomb of John Gower (1327 – 1408), an early English poet. This elaborate canopied tomb is one of the remaining medieval monuments on the site.
Image credit: Southwark Cathedral