This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | [email protected] to make a booking.

Shakespeare’s London – The Bankside

Monument Underground station, London (Fish Street Hill exit)

Guided by Shaughan

Welcome to Elizabethan London. To Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. To the Bankside district – the world of Shakespeare in Love. Home to the Globe Theatre, old and new, and the other Elizabethan playhouses and bear-baiting dens and the Golden Hinde (that Elizabethan ship of ships) and the Bishop of Winchester’s palace (dear me, was Shakespeare ever scathing about that poor wretch and the local “pies” he had his grubby fingers in) and the stews (the Elizabethan street of brothels) and St. Saviour’s where he buried his brother Edmund and an ancient, swaybacked coaching inn in whose courtyard Shakespeare’s plays are still performed. And a bonus – there’s also cobbled, echoing Clink Street threading between brick cliffs of warehouses where bars of sunlight probe the shadows…yes, this is also the London of Charles Dickens’s troubled boyhood. The London that formed him – and which haunted him to his dying day.

Another bonus – the big one – this walk’s guided by an established, well-respected actor, Shaughan Seymour (you’ll have seen him on the big screen and the box). So you don’t get just guiding – this walk is also performed. Well performed, professionally performed – real acting, not cringe-making ham acting.


The Shakespeare’s Bankside walk takes place at TBA on TBAThe meeting point for the Shakespeare’s Bankside walk is just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube. The walk ends very near London Bridge Station.


“by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks”  Travel and Enjoy

“the unfailingly fascinating London Walks… If you can’t find one [of their tours] that captures your fancy, maybe you really are tired of life.”  San Francisco Chronicle


If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Shakespeare’s Bankside walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Shakespeare’s Bankside walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Niamh or Peter or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


A private London Walk makes a delightful, thoughtful and unusual gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or graduation or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


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