Literary London: Shakespeare and the City (Private Tour)

Magpie ID: AFCNJH
Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Rewind to 1590 Elizabethan London via powerful storytelling
Unearth the life story of William Shakespeare
Paint a fascinating picture of Elizabethan society
Visit the sites of Shakespeares favourite haunts
Take a scenic journey through churchyards, ruins and alleys
Summary
Retrace the fascinating life of a literary genius
Description

* Rewind to 1590 **Elizabethan London** via powerful storytelling. 
* Weave together former homes, theatres and places of significance to ‘the bard’. 
* Paint a fascinating picture of Elizabethan society: religion, royalty & plague. 
* Explore theories of his mysterious death, sexuality, beliefs and playwriting. 
* Take a scenic journey through leafy churchyards, ruins and cobbled alleys.

Beautifully narrated by an expert in their field, unearth the life story of William Shakespeare via landmark visits, informative knowledge, quotes and fun interaction. Begin at Blackfriars, where a well-to-do Shakespeare purchases a large, ‘labyrinth like’ house in 1613\. Journey through central London to untamed Elizabethan Shoreditch, where a young man arrived with ambitions to alter the world. 

Via a wealth of sites and points of interest associated with the man, see where former theatres and playhouses once stood - The Blackfriars and Curtain amongst others. It was here that an enigmatic Shakespeare wrote, house-kept and performed for decades. Visit the sites of houses and lodges, his favourite haunts, his place of worship and newly erected memorials. 

What's more, you'll get to hear learn about his personal life - from marriage and early beginnings, to questions of his sexuality and sources of inspiration for his works. And to put his life in context, your guide will paint a detailed picture of Elizabethan society, and how this influenced his works. A sure highlight to any trip to London, this private tour will impress even the most captivated and knowledgeable Shakespeare devotees.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Monday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Tuesday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Wednesday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Thursday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Friday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Saturday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.512098, -0.103784
Address: Blackfriars pub, New Bridge St, London, England, EC4
Notes: Directly outside of the Blackfriars pub, New Bridge St, EC4. This is opposite Blackfriars Tube Station.
Start Location Notes Blackfriars pub, New Bridge St, London, England, EC4
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Blackfriars pub, New Bridge St, London, England, EC4
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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