The Clink Prison Museum †

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1 Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 9DG
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OPENING TIMES
Weekdays: 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-7.30pm
PRICES
£7.50 (Adults), £5.50 (Students, Children & Seniors), £18 (Families)

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The Clink Prison MuseumLocated on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the history of the 'original' Clink Prison and the Bankside brothels. The museum's exhibition area takes up 5,000 square feet and vividly depicts scenes from the gaol and the forms of punishment inflicted on the prisoners (whose crimes ranged from being in debt, being suspected of practising the 'wrong' faith, theft or murder). The museum is also available for private hire, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and conferences. Unlock the past with a visit to the site of the prison that gave its name to all others.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

London Bridge Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Borough Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

London Bridge Railway Station
6 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
17 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowsfields NCP
4 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
4 minutes walk

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 36% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £113† 39% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £63† 29% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 9 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 10 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and in ... More
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Clink Prison Museum
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected ... More
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
A beautiful old brick factory next to a b lue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home of Hunter Penrose ... More
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Barnum
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 25th November 2017 to 3rd March 2018
The Clink Prison Museum, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, 19th century circus supremo PT Barnum, ...More
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All's Well That Ends Well
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th January to 3rd March 2018
The Clink Prison Museum, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That ...More
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Flea at Flat Iron Square Vintage and Makers Market
London > Events > Shopping †Dates: 23rd July 2017 to 30th December 2018
The Clink Prison Museum, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Traders selling bric-a-brac, antiques, furniture, unique collections of clothing, jewellery and ceramics....More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
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Porky's BBQ
London > Restaurants >
18 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
Memphis meaty ribs, gently smoked over hickory wood, and served with Americana-inspired cocktails are the order of the day at Porky's BBQ, the Bankside restaurant set ... More
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The Banana Store
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Cantina Vinopolis
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Bank End Bridge,, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 19 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 22 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 22 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
... More
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
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The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 5 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
... More
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More

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