Shakespeare's London: Historic Southwark walking tour
- London, SE1 1QN
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
The Life and Work of the Bard in London
Walk through history and discover the Real London whilst hearing how the rise of theatre in 16th century London changed the face of riverside Southwark - from early performances in the yards of coaching inns and England's first permanent playhouses to the arrival in the capital of one William Shakespeare, and from the sites of the famous Rose and Globe theatres to their modern iterations, as you make your way across the Thames and into the ancient area of Blackfriars to hear about a controversial indoor theatre and the only known London property purchased by Shakespeare himself.
This ninety to one hundred minutes (an hour and a half to an hour and forty minutes) tour starts at Borough station (Northern line) and ends close to Blackfriars station (District and Circle lines).
- Unique walking tour, focusing on sights and stories that other tours simply won't show you, led by a passionate guide who is also a published author and experienced public speaker.
- Meet new people.
- See the sites of the famous Rose and Globe theatres and the church where a largely forgotten member of the Shakespeare family was buried
- Hear about the growth of London's theatrical scene during Shakespeare's career, whilst exploring some of the very same streets he would have known.
Book Your Spot£10 per adult
Tickets refundable up to 48 hrs before event