A group stand looking at an engraving of William Shakespeare in a wall in Southwark, London

Shakespeare’s Walking Tour

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Our Shakespeare’s Walking Tour delves into the history of Bankside as a theatre district.

Your tour guide will transport you back to Elizabethan London highlighting interesting historical landmarks of the area. This includes The Rose Playhouse which was built in 1587, 12 years before Shakespeare’s original Globe. It is believed that some of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, including Titus Andronicus, were first performed here, and the site still inspires writers and actors today!

Thameside ferrymen and the blood-thirsty sports of bear- and bull-baiting also feature in this tour, making it the perfect way to immerse guests in the Bankside that Shakespeare would have known!


Adult £13.50
Under 16 £9.50

This event takes place across Southwark, London

Running time 1 hour

Part of Guided Tours

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A tour guide talks to a group learning about Shakespeare on a tour
A tour guide in a green jacket points at a sign on a wall whilst talking to people attending a tour in Southwark

Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures

We are See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre. This certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry guidelines to provide a Covid-secure environment for all our artists, staff, and visitors.


Everything you need to know about our access offering, including a full list of upcoming access performances for Winter 2021.


During your visit, it’s possible that the Globe Tour will visit multiple floors within the theatre. These levels are accessed by four or eight flights of stairs, using our external stairway tower.

We are able to offer limited level access to seats in the Middle and Upper galleries. For more information, please contact email or call us on 0207 4019919.