Newgate was a city gate to the west of the Roman / Medieval city walls of London . It was between Ludgate, more west of the city, and Aldersgate, more east . From 1188 to 1902 Newgate was home to the infamous Newgate Prison . Today the Criminal Court " Old Bailey " stands at this point .
The Newgate Street just north of St Paul's Cathedral . In the west it leads to the Holborn Viaduct and in the east it flows into the Cheapside.
- London map from 1746, John Rocque (location of the historic Newgate city gate: bottom right)
- Location of Newgate on a current city map (streetmap.co.uk)