Marshalsea Prison

 
 
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Little remains of the once famous Marshalsea Prison and all that is left can be seen on one side of a pathway leading to Southwark Local Studies Library. This four-metre-high, red brick wall with its two original gate arches used to be the prison's southern boundary, now marked by a plaque which informs us that the prison closed in 1842. The small structure is a Grade II listed building. Not much to look at now, the prison was once well known and is described in detail by Charles Dickens in 'Little Dorrit'. Dickens had first hand experience of the gaol as his father was imprisoned here for debt in 1824. Opposite the prison site is the church of St George the Martyr, built in 1734 which is commonly known as 'Little Dorrit's Church' after the character in Dickens' tale.

 

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Underground Stations

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Borough Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Marshalsea Prison

Nearest to Marshalsea Prison
St George The Martyr, Southwark
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, SE1 | Same location as Marshalsea Prison
The church of St George the Martyr has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea Prison. The surviving wall ... More
 
 
 
Avonmouth House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6 Avonmouth Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
A popular venue with private and public sector clients, this smart, modern purpose built training and conference venue has natural daylight and air conditioning in all ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Marshalsea Prison

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Marshalsea Prison
The Quadrangle
London > Attractions >
Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Essor Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 America Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Art Gallery ... More
 
 
 
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Events near Marshalsea Prison

Near Marshalsea Prison
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Better Bankside Pancake Day Race
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Borough Market, Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
The Better Bankside Pancake Day Race at Borough Market sees Bankside businesses team up and showcase their pancake-tossing prowess in aid of a local charity. Twenty-five ...More
 
 
 
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A 'Soup-er' Cause
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016 - 12noon-2pm
Borough Market, Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
The ex-Ottolenghi chef teams up with Borough Market to tackle food waste....More
 
 
 
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Pancake Day Rave
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016 - 10pm-3am
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
R&B, hip hop and grime from Martin 2 Smoove, plus house, pop and garage from DJ Paul Eden and techno and more from residents, with a ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Marshalsea Prison

Near Marshalsea Prison
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Shopping near Marshalsea Prison

The best shops and markets near Marshalsea Prison
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Restaurants near Marshalsea Prison

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Simply Indian
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Tabard Street, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Tas
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
72 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Turkish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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St Christopher's Inn
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
121 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
A traditional English pub on the vibrant Borough High Street, St Christopher's Inn serves fresh and flavourful food created with the finest produce from nearby Borough ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Marshalsea Prison

Near Marshalsea Prison
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Marshalsea Prison

Marshalsea Prison gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Red Cross Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
76 Redcross Way, SE1 | 2 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Floatworks
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Thrale Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Float your cares away in ten inches of super-saturated salt solution, the only situation where your body is completely free from gravity. It's like being an ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Pubs near Marshalsea Prison

The best pubs near London Marshalsea Prison.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Marshalsea Prison

Marshalsea Prison clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Marshalsea Prison

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Marshalsea Prison.
London Bridge - Lyon House
London > Business > Venue Hire
160-166 Borough High St Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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London Bridge - Delta House (MLS)
London > Business > Venue Hire
175-177 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
... More
 
 
 
London Bridge - Alpha House (MLS)
London > Business > Venue Hire
100 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2016 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment worthy of a visit in its own right, reopens ...More

 
Iphigenia in Splott
Iphigenia in Splott
Theatre | Until 20th February 2016 

Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed) 11 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

A clever and dramatic reworking of the Greek myth of Iphigenia, who was sacrificed by her father so ...More

 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Theatre | Until 18th May 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Having first opened at the National in 1989, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is ...More

 
Husbands And Sons
Husbands And Sons
Theatre | Until 10th February 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Anne-Marie Duff returns to the National in October to play Lizzie Holroyd in Husbands and Sons, which interweaves three of ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Whistleblower The Story Of Edward Snowden
Theatre | Until 6th March 2016 

Waterloo East Theatre 17 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Nine actors re-enact the dramatic events surrounding the Edward Snowden who shared secrets of the American government, committing himself to ...More

Battlefield
Battlefield
Theatre | Until 27th February 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Thirty years after Peter Brook's mammoth nine-hour production of the Mahabharata took the world of theatre by storm, ...More

 
The Master Builder
The Master Builder
Theatre | Until 19th March 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Award-winning film and stage actor Ralph Fiennes stars in a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's The ...More

 
Painting After Technology
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Paintings from the last decade that reflect the process of mark-making in a period of radical technological change....More

Texture And Photography
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

Works bringing together three different approaches to the relationship between form and texture in photography from three distinct moments in ...More

 
 
 
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