Spotlight Bankside

  • William Shakespeare is commemorated by a monument erected in 1912 on the south side of Southwark Cathedral’s nave and William Shakespeare’s brother, Edmond, is buried at the cathedral.
  • John Harvard (of Harvard University fame) was the son of a Southwark butcher who emigrated to America in 1637.  Like Shakespeare, Harvard is commemorated in Southwark Cathedral.
  • In recent years, Bankside has frequently provided locations for film-makers.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, Entrapment, Lock, Stock, Two Smoking Barrels and Run Fat Boy Run all used locations in and near Borough Market.  And if you’re a fan of the Spooks TV series, you’ll also recognise scenes in and around Bankside.