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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 11 September 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.

Thank shernellt
Reviewed 2 August 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

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 12 April 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

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 11 February 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

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 10 December 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.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As others have mentioned, these ruins are easy to miss. It is really just one standing wall and some ground ruins. There is a plaque describing the palace history. There is construction around the area but it looks like they will preserve the ruins.

Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Probably,in the ancient times here was a majestic palace.But now almost nothing remembers the greatness of those times.Only a stone wall with a nice rose window is all that you can see.No need more than 5 minutes...

Thank zuv
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

And I'm sure that we have done so in the past. There is not that much to see, but it's worth taking some time out to read about the history. It's especially good to see that these ruins have been well preserved given the extensive...More

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