Walk 6 - Crime and Punishment

The nearest tube station is St Paul's.

Leave the station and make your way to the statue of Queen Anne at the foot of the steps at the front of St Paul's Cathedral.
Please see maps below.


Today's Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, was built on the site of the infamous Newgate Gaol. You'll hear some grisly tales of trials, hangings and executions. You'll hear about the ghost of Dead Man's Walk, and you'll find out what being on the wagon is really all about.

The Old Bailey

A quick guide to using the maps

The map on the left shows St Paul's Tube Station in street view and on the right is a Google Map. If you are not familiar with these maps, then here are some tips:

  • In street view, click the navigation circle on the left to change direction.
  • Use the plus/minus symbols to zoom in/out, or click the corner for full screen: Expand Street View to Full Screen and see a wealth of other information including photos in full screen, click photos.
  • In street view, hover your mouse over the image, it changes to a circle or square. Click to move to that spot.
  • On the right map, you can use similar controls to street view. You can also select the type of map by clicking on one of the white viewing boxes at the top.
  • If you get lost, then refresh this page to reset the maps and start again.
  • Your browser needs Flash to work with Street View. Apologies if you are using an iPhone or iPad.


Quiz Question

You will be entertained by a great many historical tales and interesting facts on this walk.
Pull back the curtains of history to reveal the answer to the following question:


"In which church is the Newgate Execution Bell?"


St Sepulchre without Newgate.
Did you know The Old Bailey is built on the site of the
infamous Newgate prison?

To discover hidden London, contact:

Jane Buxton
Official London Tour Guide
07715 035071



request a callback