Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Clink Street

GPS Coordinates

51°30'25"-00°05'32" show decimal

Google Earth

Location Point

London A-Z

Page 168, C3

Nicholson

Page 279, H1

Ordnance Survey

Page 252, A5

Streetmap

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Clink Street
Southwark, London

Clink Street is situated along the south bank of the Thames, running from St. Mary's Overy Wharf through to Bank End. This area used to make up the Clink Wharf, but is now consists of converted flats and restaurants! Principle to the location now is the Clink Prison Museum, near to the railway bridge crossing the Thames from Cannon Street.

How to get here:

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Underground (Northern)/Rail: London Bridge - Exit the station and cross Borough High Street to Southwark Cathedral; walk through the cathedral grounds to Cathedral Street on the far side, then bear right toward St. Mary's Overy Wharf (the Golden Hind). Then turn left and follow the road into Clink Street. +

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Bus: London Bridge Bus Map - Southwark Cathedral can be seen on the left of the central map; walk through the cathedral grounds to Cathedral Street on the far side, then bear right toward St. Mary's Overy Wharf (the Golden Hind). Then turn left and follow the road into Clink Street. +

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableClink Street (by Museum)

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
Buller suspects he might be followed on his way home from the Palace Theatre.

 

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
The Doctor and Leela are attacked by a Chinese Gang as they investigate a disturbance.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
Leela confronts the "blue guard".

 

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
The Doctor fights the Tong.

 

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableClink Street (under railway bridge)

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 9th November 2008 by Chuck Foster

"A bit of artistry on the corner towards the end of 2008. Not sure if it is permanent or not though!"

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (5)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
Litefoot and Jago lurk on a street corner as they keep an eye on Greel's headquarters.

 

 

Access: PublicStatus: alteredClink Street (junction Stoney Street)

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 9th November 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 14 Dec 1976
The TARDIS materialises in a foggy London street.

 

Additional Notes:

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The old warehouse bridges have since been removed, but the building on Clink Street at the end is still present, now called The Blue House on account of it's vivid blue paintwork!

Where to walk to next?

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Shakespeare's Globe (The Shakespeare Code). Head west under the railway bridge to Bank End, then turn north to the Thames path; follow this west along the Thames bank, passing under Southwark bridge to eventually arrive at Bankside, by the Globe Theatre.

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Winchester Square (The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Follow Clink Street east, passing the ruins of Winchester Palace and then turning right towards Winchester Square.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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St Thomas Street (The Bells of Saint John): 0.21 miles.

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Skin Market Place (The Talons of Weng-Chiang): 0.23 miles.

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Bankside Jetty (The Talons of Weng-Chiang): 0.25 miles.

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Old Billingsgate Market (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.37 miles.

General Details:

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Clink Street is named after the prison that used to exist on the site, and now remembered by the Clink Prison Museum. The prison wass notorious, and inspired the term to "be in the clink" when locked up.

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Winchester Palace - On the route between Clink Street and St. Mary's Over Wharf can be found the remains of the medieval Winchester Palace, a 13th Century building for the Bishops of Winchester; it was destroyed in a fire during 1814.

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Edward Cullinan Architects - One corner of the Stoney Street/Clink Street junction is in the process of becoming a new development of residential, office, and restaurants.

Further links about the location:

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Clink Prison Museum

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English Heritage Images - Clink Street from the 1950s

Related Stories

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [14 Dec 1976]: Buller and then the Doctor are attacked on the street, and then later Litefoot and Jago lurk outside Greel's headquarters.

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