The venue is not disabled friendly.
*the booking fee is 10% for all ticket types.
Our address is: The Clink Prison Museum 1 Clink Street London SE1 9DG
Closest Tube Station: London Bridge
Closest Train: London Bridge Rail Station
Closest Parking: NCP Car Park, Kipling St, London SE1 3RU
We are open all year round; 7 days a week
10am to 6pm (last entry 5:30pm)
Closed on Christmas Day
Dating back to 1144, The Clink was the most notorious medieval prison in London and is today the oldest prison in Britain – although luckily it no longer keeps any criminals! With a rich and gruesome history that spans over 600 years, The Clink witnessed an incredible amount of social and political upheaval during it’s time.
Learn about the raucous, unruly and wicked inhabitants of the prison, ranging from debtors, harlots, heretics, drunkards and even religious adversaries. Horrible histories and terrible tales of crimes and famed prisoners; see archaeological artefacts and handle old-style torture devices that would have been used to torment and punish.
Situated in Southwark, which back in medieval times was a vibrant centre for debauched entertainment, take a self-guided tour around the museum, learn the scandalous truth of the medieval prison and get a photo taken which you can download after your visit.
The Clink Prison History Guide Book.
The history guide book is a full colour with illustrations in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian, it has a very useful timeline to help you understand English history during the time of The clink, it is an educational memento to remind you of your visit to The Clink.