This unique Shakespeare in London tour is for lovers of the world’s greatest playwright and for anyone interested in Elizabethan London. Very walkable guided half day tour lets you experience: the famous Ferryman’s Seat, site of the Rose Theatre, site of the original Globe Theatre, ruins of Winchester Palace, a walk by the original Clink Prison, visit to Southwark Cathedral with its beautiful Shakespeare stained glass window ( where Shakespeare and his family undoubtedly worshiped and his brother is buried ) and official tour of the splendid Globe Theatre built by Sam Wanamaker. On this fun and informative Shakespeare in London guided tour, let your personal guide show you lanes walked by the great Bard, church pews where he knelt and pubs where he drank with fellow actors. We stop half way through the tour at the smart cafe in the Cathedral, so that tour guests can partake of tea, coffee, pastrys, etc. We also visit the fantastic Borough Market which existed during Elizabethan times. Also, visit the site of the original Traitor’s Gate where the heads of ” traitors ” were displayed on spikes, including that of Brave Heart from Scotland. Tour includes the Globe Theatre’s inhouse tour and pass for Globe’s Exhibition area to use at your leisure.
” Our guide’s knowledge of Shakespeare’s life and works, placed within a historical framework was not only educational, but inspiring. “
– Nadia, Canada
” Interesting and exciting. Details I would not have discovered for myself. Very worthwhile tour!“
– Margaret, Australia
For more information about Shakespeare read our blog post on the topic!
Tour times: 9am to 12pm. Daily. Tour starts at the side entrance to the Globe Theatre on Bankside. Large glass doors on east side of building.
Cost: £145. Includes the Globe Theatre inhouse tour fee.
Minimum of 2 persons per booking on this tour.