Nearest Tube: Marble Arch
These gallows, known as the Tyburn Tree, were where London's public executions took place for over 450 years, until around 1780 when public executions were moved to Newgate Prison.
The gallows were situated on the approximate site where Marble Arch now stands - a plaque at the bottom on Bayswater Road marks the exact site.
Around 15 executions took place here each month - so in total 50,000 people lost their lives to the Tyburn Gallows. The hangings also attracted huge crowds - with an estimated 200,000 people turning up for the hanging of the notorious criminal Jack Sheppard.
Nearby is Tyburn Convent, a catholic convent that remembers over 100 martyrs that died at the gallows during the reformation.
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