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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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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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4 minutes walk
 
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London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  30% off
8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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St George The Martyr, Southwark
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Borough High Street, SE1 | Same location as Marshalsea Prison
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Avonmouth House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6 Avonmouth Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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1 America Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
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9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Last Of The Boys
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Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Roxy Bar & Screen
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128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Borough Market
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Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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72 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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121 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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76 Redcross Way, SE1 | 2 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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16 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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The Anchor Tap
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23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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, The Breakfast Club, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Viva Verdi
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6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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160-166 Borough High St Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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175-177 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Marshalsea Prison
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100 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

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Assemblage
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Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
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Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Marshalsea Prison

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