Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. There will be no toilet facilities in the area so please prepare accordingly. Please note that the tour does not visit the Globe as it is too well known, but rather focuses on lesser known Shakespearean locations and facts. Late arrivals will miss the tour so please add 15 minutes travel time to get to the meet location.
The Shakespeare Public Group Walking Tour
Get to know Shakespeare’s life North of the river Thames by visiting numerous sites that will help you dig deeper into his intriguing life.
What You Will Do
- 1 hour 45 minute guided walking tour focused on Shakespeare
- Tour is led by a former professional actor, who provides expert commentary about Shakespeare and his life in London and recites some speeches
- Visit the location of the Blackfriars Theatre, hidden courtyards, and churchyards
- See throughout the ancient city's little known monuments and statues dedicated to Shakespeare
- 34 Ratings
Informative, fun, brisk walk around the City.
It was so good to be in the company of someone who shared my own enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Declan had great enthusiasm for his subject, yet was amusing too. Great guide. It was also interesting to discover different parts of the city,a part from those related to Shakespeare.
I felt that the tour guide was very rehearsed and though what he was saying was interesting, I didn't feel like he was talking to me. Overall, I loved the walk. It was worth my investment.
The walk was great--really well done and laid out with lots of interesting stops and tid bits. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because it's clearly designed for people who are more novices in terms of knowing about Shakespeare's history/background, so I was hoping to learn a little more than I did.
I have taken many Shakespeare tours of London and intimately studied Shakespeare's life. I have heard of some of the places Declan had us visit but others I had no idea existed. Each place Declan took us to was a revelation. Some places were awe inspiring some just extremely interesting. This tour was informational, fun and entertaining. Declan performed a number of speeches for us and was letter-perfect. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in Shakespeare. What surprises await them.
Well researched and interesting tour. I strongly recommend it.
Declan was brilliant and we really enjoyed the walk. After we overcame initial problems with online booking process (Booked in £, charged in USD and then charged by bank for non-sterling transaction) with communications with Peek and Declan our overall impression must be good due to Declan!
Declan is knowledgeable, interesting and energetic. He gives information you can't get elsewhere, and shows you places you wouldn't otherwise see. Very highly recommend.
Very interesting. My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw many places we would have never found on our own and learned a lot.
- Lucy Ann
Mr. Declan McHugh led us in an entertaining and insightful tour of the little known areas in London associated with Shakespeare and the London of his time. He made the evidence of Shakespeare's life still present in London come alive with his knowledge and short recitations from his plays and sonnets, and and infectious enthusiasm for the Bard's genius and legacy. My 12-year old was as captivated as I was for the entire tour!
A fantastic tour! There were so many interesting facts to learn about Shakespeare!
As a literature teacher, I thought I knew a lot about Shakespeare already! But this tour gave me a vast amount of new information and a glimpse into Shakespeare's life I hadn't been able to experience before. I highly recommend this tour; Declan is a talented--but more importantly, a well-informed--guide!