- George Inn
- Crossbones Graveyard
- Shakespeare’s Globe
- Borough Market
The George Inn is a medieval public house and restaurant situated off Borough High Street, close to the River Thames and London Bridge station. It is the only surviving coaching inn of many in Southwark during the Elizabethan era. Charles Dickens visited it, and referred to it in Little Dorrit.
Crossbones Graveyard was established in the post-medieval period as a consecrated graveyard for prostitutes, who were known as Winchester Geese because they were licensed by the Bishop of Winchester. Up to 15,000 people, mainly paupers and prostitutes, were buried here.
Shakespeare’s Globe is situated in the borough of Southwark. It is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre, although it only holds 1,400 people as opposed to 3,000 in the original theatre. It is the only building since the late 17th century to have been allowed to use wood in its construction. It was constructed in 1599 very close to its present site and burnt down in 1613. It was then re-built in 1614 and then demolished in 1644. The present site was opened by Sam Wanamaker in 1997.
Borough Market. A must see! Known as one of the best wholesale and retail food markets in Southwark, and one of the oldest and largest food markets in London today, Borough Market dates back as far as the 12th century AD. The site has been used for many films shoots including “ Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels “and “Bridget Jones’s Diary”. Bankside is a district of London and part of the Borough of Southwark. It is located slightly west of Blackfriars Bridge within a short distance of London Bridge.
Many historical points can be seen along Bankside, including the Millennium Bridge and the Shakespeare Globe. There are wonderful views across the River Thames, including a magnificent one of St Paul’s Cathedral.