Saints and Sinners in London

Saints and Sinners in London

With a blue badge guide to show the way we visit a cathedral, a prison and a market

We collect our blue badge guide en route this morning before heading to the "Saints" - Southwark Cathedral is one of London's most interesting churches, with a history that goes back to the twelfth century. Many of the historic buildings in this neighborhood at the south bank of the river Thames were demolished to make way for the construction of railroads and the London Bridge. The cathedral only barely survived - the ramp to the London Bridge and the elevated railroads are just meters away. You will have time for a guided tour of the cathedral before heading on foot to the "Sinners" - 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! 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; take a self-guided tour around the museum and learn the scandalous truth of the medieval prison. (Please note the tour may operate in reverse order) Afterwards, you have free time to explore the area, perhaps visiting the fascinating and eclectic Borough market which is on the doorstep.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff Halfords London Road Westcliff, Halfords
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19 Jul 2019 £38.00

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