The Clink Prison Museum

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  • Get tickets to enter the Clink Prison, one of Britan’s most eerie cells.
  • The prison dates back to the 12th century and has housed some of history’s most notorious criminals.
  • John Rogers, who translated the Bible into English from Latin was an inmate here, and so were several Puritans.
  • Learn about the shocking acts of torture that took place in the prison and brave holding some of these devices in your hands!


  • Admission into the Clink Prison Museum


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  • Children aged 0-15yrs, students, seniors aged 60 yrs and above, as well as families (2 adults + 2 children), enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
LondonThe Clink Prison Museum
  • England’s oldest prison: The Clink Prison has a rich history, dating back to the 12th century. It was one of England's oldest and most notorious prisons.
  • Located on the original site: The museum is situated on the original site of the Clink Prison, allowing visitors to walk through the actual location where prisoners were once held. 
  • Learn about the history of torture: The museum covers the history of torture and punishment methods, shedding light on practices that might be shocking to modern sensibilities. 
  • Learn about its notorious inmates: The Clink Prison Museum is known for its notorious inmates. Learn about its famous inmates such as John Rogers when you visit. 
  • Evolution of justice and punishment: Exploring the Clink Prison Museum provides insights into the cultural norms and attitudes of the times when the prison was operational. 

Authentic prison cells

Step into the original cells that housed desperate and notorious criminals such as John Rogers.

Medieval torture devices

Be it the infamous rack or the menacing thumbscrews, at the Clink Prison Museum you can see and learn about the torture devices used during medieval times at the prison.

Historic souvenirs

After exploring the prison, stop by the gift shop to purchase souvenirs such as medieval-themed trinkets to remember your visit to the prison museum. 

Secret tunnels

Uncover and walk through secret tunnels that connected the Clink Prison with other parts of London during medieval times. 

Criminal profiles

Discover the profile of some of Clink Prison’s most notorious criminals. 

Getting there
Tips and guidelines

Opening hours: Every day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Last entry: 5:30 PM

Closed: 25th December

Best time to visit: To beat the crowds, plan your visit to the Clink Prison Museum during the weekdays. Visit during the morning or the late afternoon, so that you can comfortably explore the prison and its exhibits.

Address: 1 Clink St, London SE1 9DG, United Kingdom

Find on maps

  • By bus: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 149, and 343
    Nearest stop: London Bridge
  • By underground: Jubilee and Northern lines
    Nearest stop: London Bridge underground station
  • By train: National rail
    Nearest stop: London Bridge station
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  • Look for hidden symbols etched into the walls of the Clink Prison. These are believed to be original marks left by the inmates of the prison. 
  • Speak to the staff available on-site and learn about the fascinating stories about the museum. 
  • To learn more about the prison’s history and secrets, consider going for a guided tour of Clink Prison Museum. 
  • Clink Prison Museum is located near the Borough Market which is a haven for delicious foods and unique shopping experiences. 
  • Bill's Clink Street Restaurant: Located 850 m from Clink Prison, Bill’s Restaurant is a European chain restaurant that has separate menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
  • Flat Iron Borough: Located 4 m from the prison, Flat Iron is a famous steakhouse that is known for its delicious and juicy steaks. 
  • Wagamama: Located 15 m from Clink Prison, Wagamama is a popular restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s hearty and flavorful noodle bowls are a must-try! 
  • Nandos: Located 24 m from Clink Prison museum, Nandos is a well-known Afro-Portuguese chain that is known for its flame-grilled chicken in spicy chili sauce. 

Budget: The Rose & Crown (410 m), St Christopher's Inn London Bridge (460 m), Dover Castle Hostel (730 m). 

Mid-range: Premier Inn London Southwark (Bankside) hotel (70 m), ibis Styles London Southwark (260 m), Holiday Inn Express London - Southwark (720 m). 

Luxury: Shangri-La The Shard (460 m), The Westin London City (490 m), The Ned London (740 m).

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle on the River Thames, which is located 2.1 km from Clink Prison. Over here, visitors can explore the Crown Jewels, and the White Tower, and learn about the Tower's use as a royal palace and prison.

Borough Market

Located 450 m from Clink Prison, Borough Market is London's most renowned food market. It offers a wide variety of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and diverse international cuisine.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The iconic Globe Theater hosts Shakespearean plays and offers guided tours for those interested in the history of Elizabethan theater. The theater is only 350 m from Clink Prison.

How much is a ticket to the Clink Prison Museum?

The tickets for the museum cost around £8. 

How to book tickets to the Clink Prison Museum?

You can book tickets either online or offline. Booking online helps save time and money.

Why should I book the Clink Prison Museum tickets online?
  • Convenience: Online tickets can easily be booked from anywhere and at any time. 
  • Cheaper rates: Tickets for attractions tend to be cheaper online rather than offline. 
  • Cancellation policy: Tickets booked online can easily be canceled for a full refund. 
What do the Clink Prison Museum tickets include?

The tickets include admission to the Clink Prison Museum. 

What is the cancellation policy for the Clink Prison Museum tickets?

Tickets can be canceled 48 hours before the experience for a full refund.

How long does it take to complete a Clink Prison Museum tour?

A tour of the Clink Prison Museum will take you 1 or 2 hours.