Shakespeare’s Riverside London Bluebrolly Audio Tour

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Shakespeare’s Riverside London Bluebrolly Audio Tour

Shakespeare’s Riverside: Theatres, Dungeons and Taverns!

Shakespeare Audio Walk Outline: London Bridge and St Paul’s are two of the sites on the standard London tourist trail, but have you ever considered the amazing historic area between them? You will be startled by the amount of prisons, bull-baiting rings, brothels and palaces that used to exist on this short section of the river. Some of the sites (including almost all of the old pubs) still exist, while others have been left as preserved ruins. One, Shakespeare’s Globe, has even been reconstructed in painstaking detail to replicate the original.

Before learning more about the tour, the Shakespeare audio guide is available for streaming or to download on AmazoniTunesGoogle Play MusicSpotify. Click on the audio page of your choice, and listen to a preview there.

The walk takes in all aspects of Southwark’s history, but especially concentrates on it’s most colourful era when it was the backdrop to the shady world of Elizabethan entertainments. We fill you in on the history of the sites, the characters who populated them and some of the gorier details of life in Shakespearian London. We then bring you right up to date by taking you across the Millennium Bridge before we finish our tour at the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral.

The sites and attractions passed are London Bridge, George Tavern, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, The Golden Hinde, Clink Street, Clink Prison Museum, Site of the Rose Theatre, Globe Theatre, Vinopolis, Anchor Bankside Pub, Millenium Bridge, College of Arms, St Paul’s Cathedral; the distance is approx 3 km. The full audio tour lasts for 50 minutes and usually takes  around 1.5 – 2 hours to walk. You could easily while away a whole afternoon as there are Numerous pubs, churches and (gory) museums to visit along the route. The London Shakespeare audio walk starts on London Bridge. Track one of the tour will give you full instructions.These are the tracks.

1 Introduction,London Bridge, London, SE1
2 Orientation London Bridge,London Bridge, London, SE1
3 History of London Bridge,London Bridge, London, SE1
4 Directions to George Inn,London Bridge, London, SE1
5 Continuing to George inn,London Bridge, London, SE1
6 History of George inn,77 Borough High St, London, SE1 1NH
7 Directions to Borough Market,77 Borough High St, London, SE1 1NH
8 Continuing at Borough Market,8 Southwark Street SE1 1TL
9 Orientation at Borough Maket,8 Southwark Street SE1 1TL
10 History of Borough Market,8 Southwark Street SE1 1TL
11 Directions to Southwark Cathedral,8 Southwark Street SE1 1TL
12 Orientation at Southwark Cathedral,Montague Close, London SE1 9DA
13 History of Southwark Cathedral,Montague Close, London SE1 9DA
14 Directions to the Golden Hinde,Montague Close, London SE1 9DA
15 Orientation at the Golden Hinde,St. Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE
16 Directions to Winchester Palace,St. Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE
17 History of Southwark and Bishops of Winchester,Junction of Clink street and Stoney Street, SE1
18 Directions to the Clink M,Junction of Clink street and Stoney Street, SE1
19 Orientation at Clink Street,Clink Street, London United KingdomSE1 9DG
20 The Dungeons of Southwark,Clink Street, London United KingdomSE1 9DG
21 Directions to the Anchor Pub,Clink Street, London United KingdomSE1 9DG
22 History of The Anchor Public House34 Park Street,  Borough, London,  SE1 9EF
23 Directions to the Anchor Brewery Site34 Park Street,  Borough, London,  SE1 9EF
24 The Brewery and Original Globe,Park Street,  Borough, London
25 Foundations of the Original Globe,Park Street,  Borough, London
26 The History of William Shakespeare,Park Street,  Borough, London
27 Directions to Bear Gardens,Park Street,  Borough, London
28 Orientation at Bear Garden,Bear Gardens, London , SE1 9EB
29 Elizabethan Entertainments,Bear Gardens, London , SE1 9EB
30 Directions to the Reconstructed Globe,Bear Gardens, London , SE1 9EB
31 Orientation at the Globe21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
32 History of the Original Globe and Reconstruction21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
33 Directions to Millennium Bridge21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
34 Orientation on Millennium Bridge,Millenium Bridge, London, SE1
35 History of Millennium Bridge,Millenium Bridge, London, SE1
36 Directions to College of Arms,Millenium Bridge, London, SE1
37 The College of Arms,Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BT
38 Directions to St Pauls,Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BT
39 St Pauls Orientation,St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
40 History of St Pauls,St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
41 Farewell,St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

October 4th, 2014|