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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 12 October 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

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 25 September 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.

Thank KarlyCatt
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This tour was a wonderful way to spend a few hours in London, away from the usual tourist haunts, and to walk in history’s footsteps learning more about a wonderful playwright and poet. Even for someone like myself who studied very basic Shakespeare in school...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Declan was a really great guide. We learnt so much in the couple of hours we were with him. On our own, we would have just walked past the hidden gems that Declan showed us. Declan has a a fund of knowledge about Shakespeare, and...More

Thank Karenb001
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Sometimes I wonder why I pay good money for guided walks as I get fed up. Last summer I went on declans walk, he walk to fast and that was problem cos I got bunyons and they hurt. Declan was professional actor in past but...More

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Declan M, Owner at Shakespeare in the City Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

I am genuinely sorry about the "bunyons", Donyazzz, although I think any walk would have made them ache, since that's a medical condition that probably does not respond well to doing guided walks. I am glad you remembered the document in the church with Shakespeare's...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

This was a brilliant walking tour. Declan took us to all sorts of hidden away places with fascinating Shakespeare connections. He told us a lot about the places we went to, but he was also impressively knowledgeable about all sorts of aspects of drama in...More

1  Thank Liz654
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Very informative tour! Declan provided us with lots of memorable and funny details about Shakespeare and his life - which the high school students of our group still remember. What I liked best about the tour was that Declan connected it to the As You...More

Thank valerie m
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a very happy couple of hours being shown hidden parts of London with Declan our guide. He is entertaining, knowledgable & very informative sharing many interesting facts & theories about William Shakespeare & his circle of friends. All of the locations had their...More

Thank carolannedavis
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Despite the cold and wet weather we had a great time being taken to lots of interesting Shakespeare venues that we would never have found on our own. Declan was informative and great company, A great morning out

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20 April 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
28 September 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