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Version 14 – August 21, 2020 10:16

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  • * 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.
  • * 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.
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Version 8 – May 06, 2020 09:21

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.
  • * 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.

Version 7 – May 06, 2020 08:36

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.
  • * 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.

Version 2 – April 09, 2020 12:01

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  • Retrace the fascinating life of a literary genius

Version 1 – April 09, 2020 12:01

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.
  • * 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.
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
  • 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