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The Clink Prison Museum, London: 20 reviews and 52 photos

  Entrance to the Clink Prison
by easyoar

This prison is so famous, that its name has even entered English slang. If you say someone "has been thrown in the clink", it means they have been put in prison. The expression came about due to the notorioty of this particular prison.

The Clink first opened her doors in the 12th century. It was originally owned by Bishops who had the power to detain people.

Inside there are stories of several inmates who ranged from prostitutes to priests. There are also displays of torture instruments that would have been used at the time!

For prices etc please check the attached web site that is more likely to stay up to date than anything I put here!

Address: Southwark, SE1
Directions: Tower Bridge tube
Phone: +44 20 7403 0900
Website: http://www.clink.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 11, 2005
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