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Shakespeare and the City Guided Walk: Wednesdays

William Shakespeare is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest dramatists. His contemporary and friend, Ben Jonson claimed that he was 'Not for an age but for all time', as borne out by the many productions of his plays still taking place every year around the globe.

Shakespeare was born and died in in the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, but the City of London was where he lived and worked for most of his life. This walk explores locations that would have been familiar to him in the late 1500s and early 1600s, from churches to sites of lodgings to theatrical workplaces. It ends across the Millennium Bridge in Southwark, outside the stunning replica of his most famous playhouse, The Globe – his ‘wooden O’.

To book: visit our Eventbrite page

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

We offer daily, weekly and monthly walks around the City of London 

Our daily walks run from the City Information Centre, just south of St Paul's. You need to book via Eventbrite to secure you place. Note: the cut-off time for booking our daily walks is 21:00hrs the night before. If we don't have any bookings then the walk will not take place 

Our weekly walks have individual booking pages and earlier cut off times, please see the individual listing.  

New: guided tour of the 'Old Bailey' on Saturdays, starting in May

New: limited edition walk on Wednesday evenings, for May only: the real story of Dick Whittington 

Some of our walks offer concession rates: valid for over 65s and students. 

All Eventbrite bookings have a booking fee.

Private tours

If you'd like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A or other group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who'd like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book walk with us? 

If you've been on a walk recently we'd love to hear from you. Why not leave a review on our TripAdvisor page?

Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible