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.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: London Bridge