The Best Landmark in Southwark London

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Clink Street, Southwark London SE1 9DG

Since 1136

Palace, Landmarks, Architecture Building, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Great Hall, Tower Bridge, Ancient Ruins, Rose Window, Garden, Tennis Court & Bowling Alley

It was a 12th-century palace - It was once one of the largest and most important buildings in all of medieval London - It is managed by Bankside Open Spaces Trust, which has planted a medieval-style garden in the remains of the Great Hall

Open 24 Hours

These remains are cared for by English Heritage nowadays. They can be viewed from the railings on Clink Street. I go past here whenever I walk between London Bridge station and Tate Modern. The Palace was the London base of the Bishops of Winchester who were among the richest and most powerful men in the Kingdom. It dates back to the 1130s. What we see today are the remnants of the great hall and its cellar. The most striking feature is its west wall, with a large rose window. Other remains are incorporated into modern buildings. It won't take long to look at and there is a good information plaque. Other attractions are close by in this atmospheric old quarter, including The Shard.

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1 Clink Street, Southwark London SE1 9DG

Since 1780

Museum, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Archaeological Artefacts, Guided Tours, Bishop, Palace, Programs & Events

It was a prison, which operated from the 12th century - The Clink was possibly the oldest men's prison and probably the oldest women's prison in England - The prison was any number of structures within the mansion's area

Price: Adults £7.50, Children ( Under 16 ) £5.50, Concession £5.50, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children Under 16) £18.00

Summer (July - September): Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm Winter (October - June): Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

We visited the clink after seeing the outside on a walking ghost tour. We were not disappointed! The clink shows the history of the prison and the awful conditions that the prisoners lived and died in! You learn bits from history not really taught in schools. We were there for about 2 hours, along with the gruesome exhibits there are lots of boards to read, this may be boring for the younger visitor but contained so much information. This would be a great place for a school trip to learn some of the history of ancient England. There are plenty of exhibits that you can touch so making it a more hands on thing making it more enjoyable for younger visitors.

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Bankside Open Spaces Trust, 50 Redcross Way, Southwark London SE1 1HA

Since 1887

Museum, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Heritage Site, Garden, Cottages, Venue Hire, Planting Themes, Guided Tours, Educational Programs, Events & Shops

It were designed by Elijah Hoole in a Tudor revivalist style - The cottages are now owned and managed by Octavia Housing and Care, a housing association - Free family gardening club runs on Thursdays during term time from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Mon - Sun 9:00 am - Dusk

We grabbed some snacks at Borough Market and about 5-10 minutes away we stopped at this garden for snacks and wine. It's a great local garden. Tourists - stay away! Ha! Most people don't know where to find it but it's nice to see the small garden and cottages.
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