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This viewpoint will trace the history of one of London’s oldest prisons, Brixton. HMP Brixton has a 200-year history and is still operational today. The prison has functioned as a local prison, a female convict prison and a military prison and in use today as a men’s prison.
Beneath a block of flats in London lies the Clerkenwell catacombs, boasting 9000sq ft of vaults. This viewpoint will explore the history of Clerkenwell Prison, most well-known for the attempted escape of Ricard O’Sullivan Burke.
New Gate Prison
The original wall of Newgate Prison can still be seen here behind the Amen Court of the Old Bailey. This viewpoint takes a look at some of the early prison architecture in London.
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Discovering Historical Graffiti at the Tower of London
In 1791, workmen at the Tower of London discovered extensive historical graffiti left by prisoners – including the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey – centuries earlier.