Winchester Palace ruins (English Heritage), London. Free.

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No access to the interior. Viewed from the pavement on Clink Street.

No car park at Winchester Palace. Very limited metered on-street parking in Park Street, Southwark Street and just off St Thomas' Street, or in Jubilee Place at Borough Market.
The use of public transport in recommended in this area.

Brief description

Winchester Palace was built in the early 13th century for the Bishops of Winchester. Most of it was destroyed by fire in 1814.

All that remains today are a few walls of the Great Hall with it's large rose window in the gable end.


Clink Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9DG



English Heritage: 0370 333 1181 



The Palace Ruins are situated on the south bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Southwark Bridge. OS TQ  325 804

Opening Times

Always open.
Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change


The London Congestion Charge Zone ( runs from Monday to Friday and motorists have ample signage to alert them to the entry points; only vehicles that are registered by the DVLA as ‘Disabled Tax-Exempt’ are NOT liable to the Charge. Disabled Tax-Exempt drivers can also use the Dartford Crossing without charge, which is a river crossing to the east of London which links the north and south of the M25 orbital motorway.  Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) automatically identifies the registration number plate of these vehicles so that their owners do not need to take any additional action.
Winchester Palace Ruins are inside the Congestion Charge Zone. If travelling by car, for specific directions it is best to use a satnav, but please be aware that the route may take you in and out of the Central London Congestion Charge zone. It is best to approach Central London using the excellent public transport.

Nearest Underground Station:  London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Lines) about a 5 minute walk.

Bus: The London Bridge Terminal is next to London Bridge. The RV1 service stops here and links lots of London attractions and is wheelchair accessible. Route 43 from North London also stops here. This map shows major bus routes in central London:

Bicycle: For bike hire see:

River: Bankside Pier  (5 minute walk) and London Bridge Pier (7 to 10 minute walk)
See:  for information and timetable.  

On foot: The ruins are on the Thames Path National Trail:

For more information on buses, trains, tube, cycle hire, airports and river traffic please contact Transport For London on 0343 222 1234 (Textphone 0800 112 3456). For further details on accessible services please see the website:  or access their travel app via smartphone.

For more travel information go to:


A good selection of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotels to suit all budgets. Borough Market (closed Sunday) and  Albion Sunday Market. Lots of other visitor attractions nearby.

Accessible toilets at Bankside Mix (near the Tate Modern) and Jubilee Place, Market Hall at Borough Market and London Bridge Station.

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
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This started on 8 April 2019 in the Central London Congestion Charge Zone, and will extend to the whole of the London area within the M25 Motorway from 25 October 2021.
For more details please see:

Vehicles registered with a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicles' tax class will benefit from a grace period after the ULEZ starts until 26 October 2025 as long as their vehicle doesn't change tax class, and this also applies to a 'disabled' vehicle registered outside the UK.