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Shakespeare's Southwark - Guided Walk

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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge

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SE1 9DA

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At the heart of William Shakespeare’s theatrical world was the building we now know as Southwark Cathedral. This was the scene of baptisms, burials and marriages for the actors who graced the stage of Elizabethan theatre.

Our walk begins at Southwark Cathedral to view Shakespeare’s memorial and the ledger stone marking the burial in 1607 of William's actor brother Edmond. We will uncover other key playwrights, actors and theatrical associates who not only worshipped at the church but in some cases were part of the vestry, the group of local people who had a lot of power over what happened in the parish.

The tour explores Bankside, wandering the riverside streets trod by Shakespeare, locating the sites of the original Globe and Rose theatres and witnessing the crowds enjoying the replica Globe theatre.

Please meet by the Refectory in the Millennium Courtyard at Southwark Cathedral.

This tour runs for an hour and a half.

About our Guides

Our Cathedral guides undertake extensive training to learn 900 years of cathedral history and volunteer their time to deliver tour and walks for the cathedral. Many of them also work as City of London Guides and Greenwich Guides and are very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects that they share with those who attend their tours.

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Visitor & Tour Officer Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@southwark.anglican.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please!

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable unless this event is cancelled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, no problem at all.


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