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ROUTE & WHAT TO SEE (SOUTH)
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Features in brackets are of interest but not crime & punishment related

From London Bridge Station exit into Tooley Street
A pillory and cage was at one time sited in Tooley Street. Underneath the railway arches is the
London Dungeon

Go through the Cotton's Building or Hays Galleria to the river
From here you can see the Tower of London and HMS Belfast

Follow the Thames Path to the left and as signposted passing under London Bridge. It goes along the north front of Southwark Cathedral and to the right past St Mary Overie Dock (with Golden Hinde ship) via Pickford Wharf into Clink Street
On the left are the remains of the Bishop of Winchester's Palace and the Clink Prison Museum

Return to Stoney Street and follow this under two railway arches. Cross Southwark Street to the City Tandoori ahead
This island was the site of the Borough Counter

Go to the right down Borough High Street and cross at the lights. Just past St Christopher's Inn turn left into Mermaid Court
On the left hand side was the first Marshalsea Prison

Right along Tennis Street
At the end is the current Coroner's Court

Right down Angel Place alongside the brick wall
Site of the White Lion prison and second Marshalsea on the right.

Out into Borough High Street
To the right, north of Angel Place and with a frontage at modern 201-5 was the first Kings Bench Prison

To the left take Tabard Street alongside St George the Martyr Church
The park on the left gives another view of the Marshalsea wall (with a plaque)

Follow Tabard Street across Long Lane and go right along Silvester Street crossing Great Dover Street into Swan Street. Second left into Trinity Street and right into Trinity Square.
(Trinity Square and Holy Trinity Church, now the Henry Wood Hall, were built around 1830 on land given to Trinity House)

Exit by Brookman Street on the far side into Harper Road.
Newington Gardens opposite marks the site of Horsemonger Lane Gaol.

Right along Harper Street
On the left is the Inner London Crown Courts Sessions House.

Cross the main road and go right into Stones End Street
The Scovell Housing Estate to the left covers the site of the second King's Bench Prison

At the end of Stones End Street go left into Great Suffolk Street. Cross Southwark Bridge Road into Webber Street and go first right into Glass Hill Street
On the right was the Surrey Bridewell. (At the end are the former Draper's Almshouses)

At the end go left into Pocock Street
On the left is King's Bench Street, late King's Bench walk

Pocock Street brings you out into Blackfriars Road on bus route. Any bus will take you to Blackfriars Station from where the Crime & Punishment North route starts. Southwark Station (Jubilee line) is to the right along Blackfriars Road at the junction with the Cut.

 

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