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Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

1. Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique half-day walking tour and experience all things Shakespeare! With your local English guide you’ll visit the famous Ferryman's Seat, the site of the Rose Theatre, the site of the original Globe Theatre, and the ruins of Winchester Palace. Walk by the historic Clink Prison and by Southwark Cathedral, with its stained-glass Shakespeare window. You’ll also enjoy the official in-house tour of the Globe Theatre. Let your entertaining tour guide show you the lanes walked by Shakespeare in the old Southbank pleasure district, church pews where he worshiped, and pubs where he drank with his fellow actors. You’ll stop at the half-way point at the smart café located in the Cathedral, for a bit of a rest and to enjoy tea, coffee, and pastries. You'll then work your way back from the Cathedral towards Sam Wanamaker's amazing recreation of the Globe Theatre, where there'll be time to enjoy their official guided tour. Afterwards you can enjoy the exhibition area of the theater at your leisure.

London: Full-Day Sightseeing and Harry Potter Tour

2. London: Full-Day Sightseeing and Harry Potter Tour

This is an all-day London sightseeing tour, plus during the day you will get to see Harry Potter's London film location sites that were used. This tour does not go to the Studios. The tour is fantastic fun for the whole family — this is the best of both worlds! London Sightseeing Your guided tour takes you past many of London's major sights and landmarks. See Westminster Abbey* (exterior only), where monarchs have been crowned since 1066 . Stand outside Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard*. Go to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Eros. Take a drive past Downing Street, Harrods, the London Eye, museums, galleries, the areas of Soho, Piccadilly, Kensington Palace, Albert Hall, and much more, before stopping for lunch. No London tour is complete without a lunch in a pub. Situated on the edge of the River Thames, enjoy lunch in a pub that's over 300 years old. After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to the Tower of London, the most impressive medieval fortress in Britain. Built by William the Conqueror, during its history it has been a palace, a prison, a zoo, a royal mint, an observatory, an armory and a place of execution. It is home to the Crown Jewels, the ravens and famous Beefeaters. From here, move on to Tower Bridge and then into the City of London, the one square mile that was built by the Romans over 2000 years ago. See the modern financial district that stands side by side with ancient sites. Next, visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Rose Theatre. View the Roman wall that once surrounded the city and the oldest church in the city built in 1123. Your guide will show you the London very few visitors get to see! Carry on to explore more of the city's unusual and lesser-known monuments and treasures. Visit the site where the Great Fire of London started in 1666, then travel the short distance to St Paul's Cathedral. Please note: • Westminster Abbey is closed on Sunday for services • At certain times there may be no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace LONDON'S SECRETS As the title says, this is a day of seeing the sights and secrets of London and you will not be disappointed. During the course of your day, visit shops that are over 300 years old and still trading, a pub that sells corpses, a house with false windows, a Roman Bath, a medieval banquet hall and Winston Churchill's cigar chair. Take a photograph with an original gas lamp, visit a Dead house and discover much more. HARRY POTTER Enter the world of Harry Potter during your London tour. Visit Gringotts Bank (outside only) and walk over to the Knight Bus bridge. Walk the avenue to the Leaky Cauldron. Stand at the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, seen during the third film, have your photo taken outside the Third Hand book emporium. See the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters. Follow Harry's complete flight along the River Thames on his broomstick. See Grimmauld Place and where Harry actually disappears at Kings Cross Station Platform 9 ¾ . See photos of the props used in the station scenes taken by your guide. Then it's off to get a picture at the entrance to Platform 9 ¾. See where Harry and Ron stole the flying car. Take a photo inside the train station used for exiting to the Ministry of Magic. Walk the footsteps of Harry and Mr. Weasley to the Ministry of Magic. See where Ron spies on the ministry. Your expert Harry Potter guide will take you to all of these sites and more. On route there is time to ask questions about the films and there is even a small quiz to keep you on your toes. See places from earlier films that ended up on the cutting room floor. And as if this wasn't enough there will be some secret places, items and surprises along the way At the end of the tour you have time to purchase genuine Harry Potter merchandise from your guide.

London: Private City Highlights and Harry Potter Black Cab Tour with Transfer

3. London: Private City Highlights and Harry Potter Black Cab Tour with Transfer

Discover London's historic monuments and the film locations from the Harry Potter movies on a sightseeing tour by iconic black cab. A private guide will take you past landmarks that include Westminster Abbey, where British royalty has been crowned since 1066. Stand outside Buckingham Palace and watch the traditional Changing of the Guards ceremony. See the seat of government at the Houses of Parliament and famous Big Ben. Pass the fabulous department store of Harrods, and the stylish shops of Kensington. Then stop for lunch in an historic pub, right on the banks of the River Thames. Continue to the Tower of London, and walk around the most impressive medieval fortress in Britain. See the old and new buildings of the City of London, the square mile that the Romans built more than 2,000 years ago. During the course of your tour, you will visit shops that are over 300 years old and still trading, visit a pub that sells corpses, see a house with false windows, and learn the story of Winston Churchill’s cigar chair. You will also look for all the locations of the legendary Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”. Discover the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Trace the broomstick flight down the Thames that Harry took in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And drive to King’s Cross Station to stand by Platform 9 ¾.

London: Shakespeare's City Exploration Game

4. London: Shakespeare's City Exploration Game

Solve puzzles and ponder over clues as you explore London's connection to William Shakespeare. Learn fascinating facts about the city and the famous writer as you work through the game's story. Go to the London Bridge underground station to start your adventure. Admire London Bridge while you're there. Find out the next location as you solve each clue. Use the app's built-in navigation feature to get around. See the famous Old Globe Theater and The Rose. Visit a notorious spot once known for bear-baiting and bullfights. Explore at your own pace with the ability to pause the game and resume at any time. Finish your tour at Saint Mary Aldermanbury Garden.

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4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip.