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Secret Southwark

Many people are now familiar with the sites of Bankside but this tour delves into another side of Southwark away from the tourist trail. Two small art galleries, a former chocolate factory that has recently been given a new lease of life, a delightful garden created by a Victorian philanthropist, two secluded Georgian squares, the wall of the prison where Charles Dickens' father was incarcerated for debt and "Little Dorrit's Church" all feature. Hear about a murderous married couple, a flamboyant firechief and a local heroine while we wind our way round the lesser known corners of this intriguing district.

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