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Reviewed 1 week ago

Winchester Palace was once one of the largest and most important buildings in all of medieval London. Built in the early 13th century as a home to the powerful Bishops of Winchester, the palace was mostly destroyed by fire in 1814. Today visitors can see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KseniaLoveUBritain
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The palace was the residence of the visiting Bishops. Upon the original 6 acres were the following: (1) Clink prison (2) Butchery (3) Tennis court (4) Bowling alley (5) Stables (6) Gardens (7) Courtyards The Great Hall would have been 80 feet long, 36 feet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed October 26, 2018

it is located next to the golden hinde ship. it is a very old palace and a bit run down but it holds a lot of history to it. worth a look if in this area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We were walking along the south bank of the Thames and came across Winchester Palace. It dares from the 12th century. It was rediscovered in the 1980s during a redevelopment of the area. It was used by churchmen, when then the church had real power...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

While there’s not much to see here, it is interesting to hear the history behind this building. There’s a lush garden to the outside which enhances the area. Worth a visit if you happen to be walking by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shernellt
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The ruins of the great hall (c.1136) of Winchester Palace is hidden away between the Golden Hinde and Clink prison – the rest of the palace is gone (it was one of the largest and most important buildings in medieval London). The palace was in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew081
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I’ve walked down Pickfords Lane between the Golden Hinde and Clink Street many times without giving the ruins I pass much more than a quick glance! During our last visit to this part of the South Bank we took sometime to have a proper look...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nickandangels
Reviewed April 12, 2018

It is easy to miss this - as you walk along Clink Street from the Golden Hinde you'll see the remains of one wall of (I believe) a 12th palace, including the upper floor ornate stone window frame. The adjacent modern buildings have literally been...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed February 10, 2018

So OK, there is little left of this 12th Century Bishops Palace but luckily enough survived to give us today an idea of the Magnificence of it and to appreciate that it somehow survived to modern times. Well worth a quick look & admiration !...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Keep an eye out for these ruins. There isn't much, but well worth a few minutes taking in part of London's amazing history.

Date of experience: December 2017
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