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Cross Bones

A Guided Walk with John Constable

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Discover the lost history of Cross Bones, the burial ground for paupers and prostitutes in the heart of the Borough.

John Constable relates its desecration, rediscovery, and current restoration as a public open space and garden of remembrance.
John is a local writer who first revealed the Cross Bones story in his book The Southwark Mysteries and was the driving force behind the campaign to establish a place to 'honour the outcast'.

The Cross Bones Walk takes you round The Liberty of the Clink, its theatres, bear-pits, prisons and brothels licensed by the Bishop of Winchester. We finish at Cross Bones, the final resting place of the 'Winchester Geese'.

Under 16s welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • 2pm (meet 1.45pm (NB clocks change today))
  • £9 (conc £8) in advance online or pay on the day

Tabard Street piazza
Tabard Street, London, SE1
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