Southwark: where Londoners
come to unwind.
just beyond the range of London's local law-makers.
It was the haunt of the Elizabethan pleasure-seekers.
Among their destinations were
the Hope, Rose, Swan and Globe theatres.
Public alehouses, bawdy
houses, and bear-baiting
arenas (shown here)
also featured here. Establishments like these
irritated the authorities in Shakespeare's time, and
were the focus for many an unruly crowd.