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Shakespeare’s Secret London Tour

culture walk

Shakespeare’s Secret London Tour

6 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French
culture walk

Shakespeare’s Secret London Tour

culture walk

Shakespeare’s Secret London Tour

6 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

> Discover London through Shakespeare's eyes < The Southbank is where the most famous writer in the history of the world worked, lived, drank in taverns and met with his fellow men and women. This tour will take you through staples of London's Bankside, from the famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to lesser-known and secret remnants of history such as churches, markets, prisons, riverbank wonders and treasures hidden in plain sight. This 2-hour walking tour will of course end in a pub - a hidden historical gem in the heart of one of the busiest streets of the Southbank! You will not only learn important facts as well as entertaining anecdotes about William Shakespeare's life and works, but will also be taken back in time to London like you've never seen it before. Welcome to this journey!

Your host

Learn more about Victoria

Victoria

Hello, dear travellers! My name is Victoria, and I have been studying, performing and directing Shakespeare for more than 10 years. My theatre company, the Will & Co, is established in London and is offering shows based on the Bard's life and works. My particular experience, both academic and theatrical, offers a precious double-outlook on all things Shakespeare. I also work for the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's hometown. I particularly love the Southbank, and its nooks and crannies filled with history. I would love to take you on this tour that follows the footsteps of William Shakespeare and sheds new light on Elizabethan London, and to share my passion with you, with plenty of anecdotes along the way - and of course, a last stop at a very particular hidden British pub!

About the organisation

Will & Co

Will & Co is a theatre company based in London, with shows who have toured around Europe. Our manifesto is to make Shakespeare more accessible, to let emotion speak through movement and rhythm, and to tell poetic and percussive stories. Organising tours of Shakespeare's Southbank to let people have access to London through Shakespeare's eyes fits right in with our ethos!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Will & Co.

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Where you'll be

Our stops, to name only a few, will be Southwark Cathedral, the Golden Hinde, Winchester Palace, the Rose Theatre, the Globe Theatre, the Bear-baiting arena, Borough Market and end-up (obviously!) in a pub -- a very special gem, hidden from view.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This 2-hour tour is a gentle walk, with no high rises and is thus suitable for most travellers. It will take time in all weathers - so please don't forget your umbrella! If you wish to book a particular date / time, please feel free to ask!

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Victoria
Shakespeare’s Secret London Tour
6 reviews
From £28/person
6 reviews
From £28/person