Shakespeare's London Walk: Discover historic hidden gems related to the iconic playwright
64 Ratings
Greater London
Join Declan McHugh, a Shakespeare expert, on a captivating walk through Shakespeare's London. Discover hidden gems, memorials, and hear famous speeches brought to life.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Shakespeare In The City Walk - This is the starting point for the ‘Shakespeare in the City Walk’. Meet me outside Blackfriars UNDERGROUND Station. Blackfriars underground station is on the Circle & District Lines. (Be careful - do NOT go South of the river to Blackfriars overground station). There is only one exit so you won’t miss me. I will be standing metres away from that underground station exit, with a sign on my rucksack featuring Shakespeare’s face.
What's Included
  • Live entertainment
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Professional guide
What's Not Included
  • Image already added
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Our guide, Declan McHugh, brings four decades of extensive study and research on William Shakespeare, with particular expertise around Shakespeare’s life in London. He will lead you to unseen, delightful London locations associated with Shakespeare. Through his enthusiastic and informed narration, he will bring Shakespeare’s London life - his companions, the locations he was familiar with, his work, his language, and even his fascinating romantic life - to life for you!

Follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare NORTH of the river Thames. You’ll be introduced to numerous tributes to Shakespeare, including statues, commemorative plaques, busts, and even a 20-foot (7-metre) aluminium totem pole featuring one of his most outstanding speeches!

And as the cherry on top — Declan, a former professional actor, will perform some of Shakespeare’s most renowned speeches exclusively for you…

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended age for a child: 10 years and above.
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Blackfriars Road
Meet me outside the ONLY EXIT at Blackfriars underground station. Blackfriars underground station is on the Circle and District lines.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Apr 5, 2024
Fantastic walk - Terrific walk with a very knowledgeable guide who is passionate about Shakespeare. Shared places, secrets and gossip about the Bard which informative and entertaining. 👏👏👏
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Apr 4, 2024
Thank you Declan! - it was absolutely worth it! We enjoyed the tour and explanations much. Declan showed us places you wouldn't find without and told us stuff you would not simply get from the books. He is passionate into the Shakespeare's life and storis himself, so you would wonder how fast can 2 hours fly by. I can only recommend the tour to you
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Feb 18, 2024
Worth every penny! - An extraordinary tour tailored for Shakespeare enthusiasts, yet equally enthralling for all. Declan's profound knowledge, genuine curiosity, and captivating storytelling were brilliant. I appreciated his ability to seamlessly integrate Shakespeare's brilliance into contemporary contexts, offering fresh perspectives. Don't hesitate to book!
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Feb 9, 2024
Wonderful walk,even though it was raining - If you love Shakespeare, you definitely have to do the tour. And if you don't love Shakespeare, do the tour. It's fantastic.
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Feb 2, 2024
Excellent secret Shakespeare tour - Great walk and tour. Unexpected interesting secret places and facts to be discovered. Declan was a knowledgeable passionate guide. 2 hours just right.
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Dec 5, 2023
Shakespeare’s London brought to life. - Our guide Declan led us on an excellent tour. He took us to parts of London we wouldn’t have known about and made Shakespeare’s life come alive. His passion for Shakespeare shone through. Highly recommend.
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Nov 4, 2023
Masterful Shakespeare Tour - Declan’s Shakespeare tour was phenomenal! He shows such a mastery of knowledge about Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and sets up every location so that it feels like a big reveal. I enjoyed myself so much I wouldn’t hesitate to book it again. I’m also planning on booking his other tour the next time I return. Well done, Declan!
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Nov 3, 2023
Very interesting walking tour - Taking this tour was the best decision of the trip. super worth it. very interesting guide who knows a lot of facts and takes us to a London of Shakespeare's times. We love it. we recommend.
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Oct 3, 2023
Interesting and enjoyable - I enjoyed this tour tremendously. Our guide was most knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about Shakespeare's life and personality, in a most entertaining manner. I thoroughly recommend this tour. Also I was very grateful to our guide for accommodating my special needs - he was most kind and friendly.
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Apr 6, 2024
Enthusiasm bowls you over - Thoroughly enjoyable and very insightful. Declan shares his fascination and personal research - his enthusiasm bowls you over. As ever on walking tours we visited corners of London that I would not have otherwise tread. Highly recommend.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
April 2024