Globe Theatre from street (TSC)

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

Southwark was a town in London on the south bank of the Thames. By the 20th century it was a London borough. (TV: Father's Day)

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)

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

On 7 November 1987, Peter Tyler died in a car accident outside St Christopher's Parish Church on the day of the wedding of Stuart Hoskins and Sarah Clark. (TV: Father's Day)

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)

In 2008 Coldfire Construction put up a new technology block in one of the schools in Southwark. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Behind the scenes

According to non-narrative information in the DWBIT Daleks vs Cybermen Special, in 2007, Southwark was at the forefront in the brief Battle of Canary Wharf between the Cybermen and Daleks. Many casualties and much damage occurred across the streets of Southwark. V. J. Ellison commented on the battle at a later date.

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