The Clink Prison Museum †

ADDRESS
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

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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
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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 £89† 21% 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 £98† 36% 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† 38% 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
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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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Flat Iron Square
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68 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... More
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The Clink Prison Museum, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
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Cardboard Citizens: Home Truths
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The Clink Prison Museum, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
Award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens celebrates 25 years of making work with and for homeless people with a season of new work at The Bunker in ...More
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The Clink Prison Museum, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
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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
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10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
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The Wine Pantry
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1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Clink Prison Museum
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Clink Prison Museum
If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out about ... 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
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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
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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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