Southwark – Charles Dickens 8

We conclude our walk around the Dickens sites of Southwark in Southwark Cathedral. Not yet a cathedral in Dickens’ time, he knew it as St Saviour’s Church. At the time when Charles Dickens’ father was incarcerated in the Marshalsea Prison, and Dickens was staying in a nearby lodging house, he would have walked along Borough High Street each day, passing the church, to cross London Bridge on his way to work at the blacking factory.

There are no memorial to Charles Dickens in Southwark Cathedral, but there are connections  to several other literary figures, including a memorial to William Shakespeare, portraits in stained glass of John Bunyan, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Goldsmith, and the tomb of John Gower.

Southwark Cathedral Interior

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