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Shakespeare in the City Walk

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'The Shakespeare City Walk' revisits Shakespeare's life on the North bank of the Thames (we do not go to the Globe Theatre because everybody tends to do that separately).If you want to find out about Shakespeare's life (including his friends...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Blackfriars Tube Station Meet on pavement/sidewalk outside only exit, London EC4R 2BB, England
City of London
+44 7905 746733
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All reviews his life walking tour informative tour his enthusiasm brisk pace stratford upon avon extensive knowledge two hours tour today ask questions great morning would highly recommend this tour learn something great guide interesting facts couple of hours declan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tour, nice guide, very friendly....the tour and the stories told are interesting and not boring. Hope we will see again! Greetings from tiny Luxembourg!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Luc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful opportunity to not only brush up on the life of William Shakespeare, but to visit hidden parts of London too. Declan took us to places we had no idea existed! We will be revisiting several sites on our next trips to London. Many...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For Shakespeare Fans, this is a must. Declan has found what we are looking for. He took us on the back streets and alleys ways of Shakespeare's London and painted word pictures of the life Shakespeare might have lead. Each stop on the tour had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2019

I love Shakespeare, and this tour ticked all the boxes. Declan's Shakespeare knowledge was very impressive, and he unearthed so many treasures north of the river that I had never seen, and told stories I'd never heard. A truly unique tour with a fantastic guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AbiF222
Reviewed February 24, 2019

A first class walk on Shakespeare and Shakespeare's London. Declan was passionate, controversial, entertaining, engaging and a super guide. I'm a Londoner born and bred and on this tour I walked streets of London that I didn't know existed. Fascinating insights from Declan which gave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ian T
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Declan will take you to Shakespearean haunts North of the Thames you could never find on your own. Many don't even have markers anymore. Even Shakespearean scholars will learn something new here as you are taken up and down stairs and around corners and through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Declan really knows his stuff and you could never find the places he takes you to on your own. You will see all the little hidden nooks and crannies of the Bard's past haunts, many of which are no longer marked at all. Prepare for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Interactive storytelling using the backdrop of the backstreets of London. Not for little kids and wear your good walking shoes because this tour moves fast! Declan walked us through back streets and tight alleys to give us the flavor of London in a different era....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I took this tour today having previously been on Declan’s “blood and tears” tour (also excellent). Declan is extremely knowledgeable on the subject with the tour taking in some hidden gems of history and little known locations and points of interest from Shakespeare’s time. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philip D
Reviewed September 24, 2018

What a great night out! Declan does a great job touring you around some of London's "darker" areas and provides a great perspective on London's bloody past! He does a fantastic job making the tour interactive for all participants.

Date of experience: September 2018
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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from Declan M | Property representative |
Hi Louie. I have just moved house hence the delay in getting back to you. Gosh, I am blushing a bit! I have done the tour for 19 years, I am passionate about Shakespeare, and have many hundreds of books on him so I ought... More
September 27, 2017|
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Response from Declan M | Property representative |
I perform my 'Shakespeare in the City Walk' (a public walk), the next morning ie Friday 20th at 11am, meeting outside Blackfriars underground station. But if you fancy breaking away from Shakespeare, I perform my acclaimed... More