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Shakespearean London

Shakespearean London
Photo: Mary Sewell

See the site of London's first purpose-built theatre. Tour the medieval streets frequented by Shakespeare during his years in London, continue to Elizabethan London's theatre and entertainment district where bear baiting and bull baiting also took place, imagine the sounds and the smells, see a memorial window to Shakespeare - these are just some of the areas to be included inĀ our tour.

Continue east, to find the shipyards of Shakespeare's time, revisit the scene of the murder of Christopher Marlowe and his grave, and on to Greenwich where plays were often presented before the Court.

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