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Southwark was a district in the London borough of the same name. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Lie of the Land) It was located on the bank of the River Thames. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

Geography[edit | edit source]

Southwark was located opposite the City of London on the southern bank of the River Thames. Nearby districts included Bermondsey to the east. (The Lie of the Land)

The Globe Theatre in Southwark. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

Southwark was the location of several London landmarks including the Globe Theatre, (TV: The Shakespeare Code) Southwark Cathedral, (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) the Shard and HMS Belfast.[1]

A number of bridges extended across the Thames between Southwark and the City of London, including Southwark Bridge and London Bridge. (The Lie of the Land)

History[edit | edit source]

The Doctor had once gone carousing with Geoffrey Chaucer in the Tabard in 14th century Southwark over mugs of ale. (PROSE: Synthespians™)

The Globe Theatre was built in Southwark. In 1599, the only performance of Love's Labour's Won temporarily brought the Carrionites to Earth with the power of words, but William Shakespeare, aided by the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones, devised his own words to send them back. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot visited Southwark in the 1890s. (AUDIO: The Mahogany Murderers)

Richard Lazarus was from Southwark. During the London Blitz, he hid in the crypts of the Southwark Cathedral. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)

In 2008, Richard Lazarus presented his rejuvenation device in Southwark. It mutated him into a monster which killed several people. he again hid in the cathedral's crypts as he had done during the Blitz. Martha Jones and the Tenth Doctor found him and he chased Martha up the bell tower. The Doctor used the cathedral's organ to distract him and he fell to his death. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. By combining the London street map seen in The Lie of the Land, and the various birds-eye view shots of the same area shown throughout the episode, with the map of London boroughs seen in TV: Revenge of the Slitheen, these locations are definitively shown to be located in Southwark.
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