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Bear Garden, London

Bear Garden - London, United Kingdom
Bear Garden
Bear Gardens, London, United Kingdom SE1 9DSMap
+44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Southwark/ Waterloo

Long ago, before the establishment of animal rights, Bear Gardens was home to the immensely popular Elizabethan sport of bear-baiting, where dogs were set upon chained bears and trained to kill them. Now the site is home (among warehouses and offices) to a red brick house which is part of the New Globe Theater. The brick house displays a lone, black, stuffed bear as a memorial to the street's sordid history.

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Bear Garden General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: London Bridge
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