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London Creative Club is pleased to offer regular literary events (live on Zoom and in person), usually on Friday evenings or the weekend.   We are just planning our next literary event so stay tuned!

Shakespeare Walk

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Guided tour fee: £15

Shakespeare Walk

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Meeting Point: Entrance to the George Inn on Borough High Street.  Close to London Bridge Tube Station.

End Point: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub on Fleet Street

“He was not of an age, but for all time.” 

On our walk today we travel back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Southwark over 400 years ago.  Together we walk the very streets that the Bard once trod and as we do so we explore the friendships and rivalries in his life, hear about the life of an actor and of a theatre-goer and learn about the ever important patrons, delving deep to find out more about the life of this enigmatic, remarkable figure and the world he once inhabited.

We begin our journey at The George Pub, London’s last remaining galleried inn.  From there we wander by Borough Market to the River Thames, enjoying the sights and sounds of Bankside and passing Southwark Cathedral, where Shakespeare’s brother Edmund lies buried.

We encounter the remains of the original Globe Theatre, as well as Sam Wanamaker’s triumphant reconstruction and walk by the old Rose Theatre, the Bear Gardens and see the Feryman’s seat where he would wait to ferry theatregoers back and forth.  We end our tour by crossing the river to Blackfriars to find the site of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre and explore this area north of the river which Shakespeare would have known well.

Our Tour Guide, Laura Adams

Enthusiastic and fun, Laura Adams is an experienced London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, former actress and storyteller. She loves to impart her knowledge of London in an engaging way and to bring the city to life. She has a special interest in women’s history (or her-story) and literature.

 

During lockdown she founded Women Inspire, a podcast and blog which seeks to shine a spotlight on remarkable women past and present, many of whom have gone unrecognised or been forgotten.

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Our

Literary Lead

Anna Rioland is a London-based translator and foreign languages teacher. She runs her own translation company Meridian Translations and works as a German and Russian tutor at CityLit. Languages and literature are her main passion which she tries to communicate to her students.

Anna worked in publishing for the first half of her career, after having graduated from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the Paris Business School ESCP. She has a multicultural and multilingual background as she lived and worked in Russia, Germany, France and England for many years.