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All Hallows (Former), Pepper Street, Southwark

This was a major church by G.G. Scott junior built in 1879-1880. Most was destroyed in WW2 but a chapel and some other remains were adapted as a church by Thomas F. Ford in 1957. It became redundant in 1971 and after a period as a recording studio, it is now being used as temporary housing accommodation. The churchyard is a public open space.

St Thomas (Former), St Thomas Street, Southwark now Herb Garrett Museum (Tower and attic) and a Restaurant

Originating as a parish church forming part of St Thomas Hospital. The current building dates from 1702-1703. The tower leads to an attic now a historic operating theatre museum while the church having been the Chapter House of Southwark Cathedral is now an upmarket restaurant.

Guy’s Hospital Chapel, St Thomas Street, Southwark

In the west wing of the hospital, it is part of a range of 1774-1780 designed by Richard Jupp. Inside is the huge monument to the hospital’s founder Thomas Guy sculpted by John Bacon in 1779.

St Jude (Former), St George’s Road, Southwark now New Testament Church of God

A short but tall church of 1897-99 by W.J.H. Leverton.

Christ Church, Blackfriars Road, Southwark

A replacement of 1960 for a war-damaged 17th and 18th-century church. It is by R. Paxton Watson and B. Costin. Inside the stained glass is largely of a secular nature reflecting the history of the area.

Most Precious Blood, O’Meara Street, Southwark (Roman Catholic)

Overshadowed by railway arches this is a church of 1891-91 by F.A. Walters. Access was limited by building work (December 2018)

Holy Trinity (Former), Trinity Church Square, Southwark now Henry Wood Hall

In the centre of an elegant square, this is one of Francis Bedford’s Commissioners churches of 1823-1824. It was closed in 1960, gutted in a fire in 1973 and converted to recording and rehearsal studios by Arup Associates in 1973-1975.