The iconic British actor was given the Freedom of the Borough of Southwark at a ceremony at St George's Cathedral on Saturday (12May12).
Caine told the crowd, "I think it's because I come from here... I did my first acting in a youth club here, an amateur dramatic society. I'm part of what this place is."
Southwark Council leader Peter John adds, "Sir Michael has been an exceptional ambassador for the place where he grew up and an example for all Southwark residents."