Southwark

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Southwark
  • Borough
Southwark Cathedral, 24th floor.jpg
Southwark Cathedral
OS grid referenceTQ325795
• Charing Cross1.5 mi (2.4 km) W
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSE1
Dialling code020
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Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ SUDH-ərk)[1] is the main part of the inner London Borough of Southwark. It is on the Thames, south of London Bridge. It is often called just 'The Borough'. Southwark was once a separate town in Surrey, and was made part of London in 1889.

Southwark has several important buildings: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge station and the Tate Modern art gallery. Two Roman roads met in Southwark: Watling Street and Stane Street. The area was marshy with islands in Roman times. They built the first London Bridge here.

The word 'Southwark' is pronounced Suthuk.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.