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  2. South East England
  3. London

London: 2-Hour Shakespeare Walking Tour

Product ID: 97902
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Step back in time to the London of William Shakespeare and follow in the footsteps of the world's most famous playwright on a 2-hour walking tour. Explore historic buildings connected to a writer who has changed the world of literature and theatre.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Find out how Shakespeare would have spoken
  • Explore Shakespearean London with an expert guide and enjoy speeches from the Bard's works along the way
  • Discover a towering, yet hidden, monument which was created from one of his best-known monologues
  • See London in an interesting way and learn all about this world-renowned playwright
Full description
Join this 2-hour walking tour through London, a city that was his home for the greatest part of his life. Even though London has changed a lot over 450 years, especially after the Great Fire and the Blitz, you will still be able to explore the history and the city life of the world's most famous playwright, who is considered the greatest English language author who ever lived.

Starting off at Blackfriars Station, not far from the Blackfriars Theatre, the lost sister theatre to the Globe, you will learn more about the life of theater during the time of the author. Along the way, you will hear readings and learn about the 16th and 17th-century London that inspired Shakespeare and helped shape some of his well-known plays.

Follow directly in the footsteps of William Shakespeare as you discover hidden or little-known memorials to him including statues, plaques, busts, and even a totem pole. In addition to all of this, the icing on the cake is that your guide, who is a former professional actor, will illuminate the tour with a few of Shakespeare’s sublime speeches.
Includes
  • Professional guide/actor
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the exit of Blackfriars Underground Station

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Important information
Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• This tour will go ahead come rain or shine, so please wear comfortable and weather appropriate walking shoes and clothing