Southwark shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|- Charing Cross||1.5 mi (2.4 km) W|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Bermondsey and Old Southwark|
|London Assembly||Lambeth and Southwark|
Southwark (// SUDH-ərk) 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]
- "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.