Tyburn – The Former Principal Place of Public Execution in London

In London criminals used to be executed close to the modern Marble Arch. 

From the Middle Ages to 1783 a location near the modern Marble Arch served as the principal place of public execution in England’s capital. In past times this place was called Tyburn. Today, on a traffic island we can see a plate that marks the spot where the infamous Tyburn Hanging Tree stood.

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Marble Arch (2012)


Cannon, John. Ed. Dictionary of British History. rev. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Note: All photos were taken by me (Nils Zumbansen) in 2012.