William Shakespeare’s London – Guided by honey-voiced Lance

London Bridge tube station, London

Guided by Lance

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You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
8 August 2021 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

O for a muse of fire… (Henry V)

Aces high. Four of ’em: Perfect guide. Perfect subject. Perfect time. Perfect place.

Lance – the Voice – guiding his Shakespeare Walk on a late summer day on the Bankside (where the Globe Theatre was and is).

Now sits expectation in the air (Henry V). Because we’re venturing into the centre of the literary universe. Where English poetry began. And where, 200 yards upstream and 200 years later, the modern English drama was born. And that’s just by way of setting the scene for William Shakespeare. The main act is finding the bits and pieces where some kind of reality can be touched across all those years. Places and artefacts where we can make contact with someone who disappeared 400 years ago. In short, you want Shakespeare in his habitat – you want his London, his cultural and physical landscape – this is where you come. And whom you come with. Guided by “the Voice”, LanceSo come gallants, lads, ladies, hearts of gold! What, shall we be merry? (I Henry IV)

Lance. A perfect summer day (“shall I compare thee to a summer day?”). A walking tour celebrating his life and work. A walking tour in the perfect “where” – The Bankside, the epicentre of his literary and theatrical life.

The planets. All of them. Aligned. Perfectly.

LANCE’S BANKSIDE SHAKESPEARE WALK – THE PRACTICALS

Lance’s Bankside Shakespeare Walk takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, August 8.  Meeting point is outside the Duke Street Hill exit* of London Bridge Station (Tooley Street exit, NOT National Rail).

*Can be a bit confusing, this exit. It’s also known as the Tooley Street exit. Out of the exit it’s Tooley Street down to your right. Turn left though and walk up toward Borough High Street and London Bridge the name changes and the same street becomes Duke Street Hill. 

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