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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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Find out how Shakespeare would have spoken
  • See the world famous Globe Theatre founded by Sam Wanamaker
  • Discover areas of Shakespeare’s London while strolling alongside the River Thames
  • End the tour at Southwark Cathedral where Shakespeare's brother is buried
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 The Old Vic, a theater associated with the world's most famous Shakespeare production, you will be guided along the South Bank area of London, where 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.

Your knowledgeable guide and actor will chaperone you alongside the River Thames, beautiful theaters and historic sites Shakespeare would have known and been familiar with in his literature. While you enjoy this beautiful side of London, your guide will illuminate the tour with excerpts from Hamlet, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra and Henry V, as well as visiting film locations from the film of Richard III. 
  • Professional guide/actor
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Emma Cons Gardens opposite the Old Vic Theatre.

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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
Organized by

Traditional Tours UK

Product ID: 97902