Family Travel Times

Family Travel Times: April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A visit to The Clink..

Some delightful instruments of torture from The Clink

The Clink was established in 1144 as one of the earliest (possibly the earliest) prison in England. Of course its name is now famous far beyond its original Southwark location and it’s now a tourist attraction – one which is well worth a visit, for all the family.

History is always appealing to children if it’s horrible, and of course that’s true of The Clink, which has rooms full of gory tales, not to mention rats and some marvellous implements of torture! It’s got a great atmosphere, but isn’t the kind of place to give you a heart-attack (unlike the London Dungeons, which was far too scary!)

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