1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Historic Shakespeare Pub and Theater Walking Tour

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Explore the life of William Shakespeare in London in the company of a passionate guide who is a published author and public speaker. See iconic spots associated with the great playwright whilst enjoying a drink in 5 unique pubs.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a drink at 5 specially selected pubs with connections to William Shakespeare
  • Explore the city theaters where the playwright’s works have been performed
  • Walk the same streets Shakespeare did while in London
  • See the church where a member of his family is buried
  • Hear about Shakespeare’s incredible career from a passionate guide
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Begin your journey into the life and times of William Shakespeare with a drink in a pub where plays were performed during his youth. Next, move on to learn about his arrival in London and of a forgotten sibling.

Enjoy another drink in a historic riverside pub before exploring the sites of two of the most famous Elizabethan theaters — one of which was co-owned by "the bard" himself — complete with another well-earned drink.

Continue your tour by crossing the River Thames and learning about the impact Shakespeare's success in London had on his family back in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the obstacles he and his company faced in an attempt to establish a theater within the City of London itself.  

Enjoy a drink on the site of the only London property that can be identified as being owned by Shakespeare before heading into the grounds of a medieval monastery. Here you’ll see the site of the indoor theater that stood in Shakespeare's time and also enjoy a final drink in a unique and beautiful Art Deco pub close by.
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Knowledgeable and passionate guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Outside Borough Station. Your guide will be waiting by the exit from the station holding a 'Chronicles Tours' sign.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You remain responsible for the safety of your personal property during a tour
• It is not possible to stop the tour for additional refreshment or toilet breaks
• The tour involves a moderate amount of walking at a leisurely pace
• Tours may be filmed and/or photographed for publicity purposes
• Tours take place regardless of the weather

From £15 per person

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Chronicles Tours

Product ID: 301328