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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
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London Bridge Railway Station
7 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
10 minutes walk
Car Parks

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Union Car Parks
4 minutes walk
Snowsfields NCP
5 minutes walk

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £89† 26% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £35† 36% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £98† 34% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
193 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
The church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey once formed part of Bermondsey Abbey which was founded in the 8th century. While the ... More
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 11 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Marshalsea Prison
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... 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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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
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Lettice & Lovage
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th May to 8th July 2017 - Various Times
Marshalsea Prison, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Trevor Nunn directs the first major revival of Peter Shaffer's award-winning comedy, which charts the unlikely friendship of a fanciful stately home tour guide, who repeatedly ...More
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Working
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd June to 8th July 2017 - Various Times
Marshalsea Prison, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Jack Maple, Ramin Sabi and D.E.M. Productions present the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso's musical based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews ...More
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The Superhero
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th June to 22nd July 2017 - Various Times
Marshalsea Prison, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Tim Johanson Productions presents a one-man musical by Richy Hughes, exploring the lengths a parent would go to to see their child. Directed by Adam Lenson....More
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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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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
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The best shops and markets near Marshalsea Prison
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
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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
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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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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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 24 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 26 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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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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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 6 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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 | 12 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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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
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, 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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Marshalsea Prison
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