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Clink Prison

Clink prison dates back to 1144, making it one of England’s oldest prisons. On the site now lies the Clink Prison Museum, with a collection of original artefacts.

King’s Bench Prison

Once described as the most desirable place to be imprisoned in London, King’s Bench Prison is most known for its literary connections and long list of notable prisoners.

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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‘You ruin’d me forever’: A Suicide Letter at Hyde Park Basin

In 1798, a letter was left at the bank of Hyde Park Basin. Why had it been left there? And why did its author want it to be published? Find out about the struggles of John Cook, the butler to the Marquis of Titchfield, who died here.