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I’m going to try and visit every attraction in London (even the rubbish ones), and every big event like 'Trooping the Colour' as well. But it will probably take me about ten years to complete because I’m too lazy to get out of bed most days, so I hope you stick around until the end.
Where I’ve been…
These are the top 25 things that I’ve enjoyed the most:
>Clink Prison Museum
Visit London Drum’s YouTube channel for more videosThe Clink Prison Museum is like a poor man's London Dungeon. It's alright if you've got seven quid burning a hole in your pocket I suppose, but I was in and out in half-an-hour because it's so small.
There are no remains of the original Clink prison to see, or anything like that. There's nothing architectural. And it's not done up to look like a prison either. It's all dark and gloomy and has a stange smell about the place -- but I think that was deliberate. You can also hear some banging and clanking and voices of the prisoners talking over the speakers. You walk around about ten gloomy rooms reading all the information boards and plaques about famous crimes and criminals, and what dreadful things awaited the patrons once they came through the door.
They have got quite a good collection of torture equipment on display, and wax models of the prisoners looking suitably sad in manacles and chains. You can even stoop down and rest your head on the chopping block if you want, and have your photo taken sitting in an electric chair. I would quite like to have strung some of the noisy young tourists up in a gibbet, and taken a photo of that, but no, you cant do that anymore because of the dumb health and safety rules.
My advice: go to the London Dungeon instead. It's only five minutes further down the river.
[Edit: I have actually been to the London Dungeon myself now, and my advice has changed... don't go to either of them!]
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