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Horsemonger Lane Gaol
Newington Gardens offers a pleasant afternoon stroll in Southwark, however, the park has a long history. Between the years 1791 and 1799, Horsemonger lane goal – one of Southwark’s biggest prisons – operated on this site.
The Marshalsea Prison
Marshalsea was known for its imprisonment of the poorest of London’s debtors and became particularly well known through the work of Charles Dickens. Today, we can still see the two gate arches and original brick wall in Southwark, London.
Wormwood Scrubs Prison
Constructed using convict labour, HMP Wormwood Scrubs was opened in 1891 and is still operational today. This viewpoint will explore the building of Woodworm and how it obtained its rather unusual name.
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The Golden Boy at Cock Lane
The statue of the Golden Boy marks the spot where the Great Fire of London was finally stopped. It sits at the corner of Cock Lane in Smithfield, so-named because of the many brothels lining the street.