Shakespeare London Walking Tour: Learn About Bard's Life and Works
5.0
14 Ratings
Greater London
Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare on this captivating walking tour in London. Explore the city, visit Shakespearean landmarks, and learn about the Bard's life, works, and influences.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Blackfriars Bridge - Tour starting point
  • Barbican Centre - End of the tour
What's Included
  • Professional guide/actor
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

On the North bank of the Thames, literature enthusiasts and lovers of drama can enjoy a Shakespearean journey led by an ex-professional actor. Discover about the environment of Shakespeare’s London which includes his companions, colleagues, and familiar locales. Join an actor and guide on a chronicle walk through Tudor London. Explore the City of London through sights associated with the renowned Bard. Your guide will recite well-known speeches as they acquaint you with the playwright’s life in London. Tour the sites of Shakespeare’s residences and learn about the places where ‘Othello,’ ‘Macbeth,’ and ‘King Lear’ were penned. In-depth discussions on Shakespeare’s belief system, sexuality, and lexicon are included.

  • This tour will go ahead come rain or shine, so please wear comfortable and weather appropriate walking shoes and clothing.
Location
Blackfriars
Queen Victoria Street
Arrive 15 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. Your Guide Declan meets you right outside the only exit at Blackfriars UNDERGROUND STATION on the Circle and District lines, NOT Blackfriars on the Thameslink line. If you have any problems please call 07905 746733.
Cancellation Policy

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

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M3871vqheatherm
Nov 24, 2023
Time well spent with a knowledgeable guide. - A really fascinating and entertaining tour of Shakespeare 's London with a very knowledgeable guide. Great little snippets of information along the way. I am a Londoner and today, with Declan, I discovered wonderful buildings and back parts of London that I didn't know existed. The time flew by, I would thoroughly recommend this tour.
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Patchzdad
Nov 13, 2023
Shakespeare without the Globe. - This is not your ordinary "let's walk by the Globe theatre wasn't the South of London weird" tour. Instead, Declan, an expert in his own right, was a remarkable guide, focusing on Shakespeare's life as a social climber inserting himself in the society of the City of London on the north of the Thames. Declan lead us through the quiet back alleys that the City is famous for, pointing out locations important to Shakespeare's life and monuments to the greatness of the Bard. Declan does not hesitate to give his opinion on controversies close to Shakespeare and adds more fuel to the fires of history with his own take on a few issues. Fun and informative, all you could ask from such a tour.
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Rhonak163
Aug 29, 2023
Entertaining and informative tour - Great tour, Declan our guide was entertaining and informative. We felt that we were given a real insight into Shakespeare's life and times with lots of interesting facts and hidden places.
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Patti_l
Aug 14, 2023
Excellent tour....such sights to see! - Declan was a wonderful guide who was able to bring Shakespeare's story to life. The walk took us to places that I never would have thought to access on my own. I highly recommend this tour, whether you are a fan of the Bard or just want to learn more about London's great history.
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Csiddiqui
Aug 13, 2023
Great Experince ! - This is an excellent tour. Declan was a great tour guide, so informative, original and interesting. I have been on tour guides before, which has been disappointing, but I am glad to say this wasn't one of them. His recitation of Shakespearean sonnets was beautiful. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested. Book a tour with him and be assured of a lovely day!
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Y9931jkericr
Jul 8, 2023
Great tour - highly recommend - Great tour and well worth it. Very entertaining and interesting. Highly recommend. I wasn’t really interested in Shakespeare but I had a great time and learned a lot.
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Melissa
Jun 19, 2023
Lots of little-known history! Great tour - We spent our engagement in Stratford-upon-Avon, so family members knew this would be a great gift for us. What we didn’t realise is just how much hidden Shakespeare history there is in London. Declan has clearly spent a lot of time researching the subject, and as we had a small group it was easy for him to answer our questions. We liked his easy going attitude and thorough knowledge that we stayed for his Serial Killers walk the same evening! I can highly recommend this tour
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Suewwheeldon
May 19, 2023
Hidden Shakespeare - Declan was our tour guide today and was brilliant. There were only 4 of us so the experience was intimate and we had no problem hearing what was said or keeping up although we did not do very well with the questions! Declan has obviously spent a long time researching his subject and is able to convey his knowledge and passion so well. We learnt a lot. Thank you so much
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Jerome93140
May 15, 2023
A FANTASTIC TOUR - This just a great tour! Our guide was just great, making the tour very interesting and amusing. I don't remember his name (something like Declean?) but he was a FANTASTIC story-teller. I could have listened to him for hours! Many thanks to him
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Nomadic_stephanie
Feb 17, 2023
Unique Shakespeare Walk - My tour guide DcLean was very knowledgeable and passionate about Shakespeare. He took us to a lot of secret spots that tours won't normally take you to. I learned a lot more about Shakespeare that people tend to not really talk about. If you like his tour, he also recommended his book called Bloody London.
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