Clink Museum

Skeleton hanging in Clink Prison Museum

This old medieval London jail provided the origins of the term "thrown in the clink". The site, which dates back to 1144, is now a museum that reconstructs the degrading conditions endured in these prison cells. Visitors can see the original torture instruments used and many other gruesome artifacts from the era. A visit to this museum is definitely not for the fainted hearted!

Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas)
Admission Charge
Location: 1 Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG - Tel: 020 7403 0900

Golden Hinde Educational Trust

Golden Hinde Replica London

A detailed replica of Sir Francis Drake's famous 16th-c. flagship. Following in the path of the original, this replica has also taken Drake's circumnavigation route of the world, which originally covered some 140,000 miles. Visitors can explore its decks, dress in period costume and eat traditional Tudor fare.

Special events and holiday workshops are run throughout the season.


Opening times: all year, daily 10am to 5.30pm (closed for functions) - Admission Charge
Location: 182 Pickfords Wharf, Clink St, London, SE1 90G - Tel: 020 7403 0123

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Southampton class cruiser that saw active service during World War II. It is now open to the public as a floating museum, where visitors can explore the gun turrets, bridge, interactive operations room and other key areas throughout the ship.

Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas)
Admission Charge
Location: The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2JH - Tel: 020 7940 6300

Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral

Known as the "forgotten cathedral of London", it is one of the finest Gothic buildings in the city. It once held close associations with nearby theatres in Shakespeare's time and many theatre people are buried here. The church also has a link with Shakespeare himself as his younger brother, Edmund, was buried in the nave in 1607; although the site of the grave is not known. A monument to William Shakespeare is located on the south wall.

Other items of note include a fine three-tiered stone altar screen above the High Altar (donated by the Bishop of Winchester in 1520) and an early English choir, with French Gothic vaulting, shafts and ribs. The Harvard Chapel was created in memory of Harvard University's founder who was baptized in the church.

Opening times: all year, daily 9am to 6pm
Admission Free - donations welcome
Location: London Bridge, London, SE1 90A - Tel: 020 7367 6700

Brunel Museum

This former pump house is located at the entrance to the world's first underwater tunnel. Constructed by Marc Brunel, circa 1824/1843 to connect Wapping and Rotherhithe. An exhibition on the history of the tunnel and a restored steam engine are on display in the pump house.

Opening times: daily, 10am to 5pm (closed Xmas) - Admission Charge
Location: Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF - Tel: 020 7231 3840 - Website

Design Museum

Internationally acclaimed museum of 20th & 21st century design. Located on Butler's Wharf, it is dedicated to modern mass-produced goods, with displays of contemporary products and state of the art designs from around the world.

Opening times: all year, daily, 10 am to 5.45pm (closed Xmas) - Admission Charge
Location: Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD - Tel: 020 7403 6933 - Website

London Glassblowing Studio and Gallery

A world renowned art and craft studio, where constantly changing exhibits of original hand-blown glass objects are on display, from paperweights to vases, water jugs and decorative sculptural pieces. Live glassblowing sessions can be observed in the workshop area. Most items in the showroom are for sale to the public.

Opening times: Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm - Free Entry
Location: 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD - Tel: 0207 403 2800 - Website

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Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.


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