This old Roman road, and main entrance into the City of London from the south via London Bridge, has been a place of travellers and coaching inns, meeting the needs of those on long journeys

Perhaps the best known travellers’ tales associated with the area are the stories of Chaucer’s Canterbury pilgrims whose walk starts from an inn in Southwark.

With the help of a Cathedral guide this walk will explore the stories across the centuries of the numerous inns and the stories associated with them. The sites of several inns will be visited, including the last surviving galleried inn in London and the site of US University benefactor John Harvard’s mother’s inn.            

This investigation of the Southwark traveller begins at Millennium Courtyard in Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close, SE1 and lasts about one and a half hours.


Per Person*

Walking Tour                                                                                                      £8.00

Cathedral Tour + Escorted Walk with a Cathedral Guide       £14.00

   All prices are inclusive of VAT.

*To qualify for these rates, the minimum number of people per group is 10. The maximum number per group is 53 people.

We are willing to consider group visits 7 days per week however these will be subject to services and other activities taking place.

Further Information

For more information, to request a group  brochure or make a booking, please contact our Visits & Tours Officer by email  or  telephone  on 020 7367 6734.

Alternatively, please download our booking form here and send it as an email attachment.

All profits generated by Group Visits are used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.