Instagram by @VisitBankside

Sign up for the Visit Bankside newsletter

 
Journey Planner
Follow Visit Bankside on Pinterest

Audio Guide - Borough High Street Inns and Yards

By local historian Leonard Reilly.


View Borough High Street Inns and Yards in a larger map

Borough High Street is the spine of the ancient town of Southwark. However, evidence of its distinguished history is not immediately obvious. This walk will go behind the scenes of Borough High Street, to focus on its most distinctive feature, the yards and alleys that run perpendicular to it for most of its length. Many gave access to grand inns, which provided services to traveler’s centuries ago, others were home to prisons, some led to some of London's worst slums and today some can mislead, charm and surprise.

Download the MP3 tracks here.