- Discover Roman London to present day
- Follow in the footsteps of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens
- Qualified London tour guide
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Embark on a captivating journey through the historical tapestry of Southwark, where each cobblestone holds secrets of centuries past. Our walking tour invites you to traverse the vibrant heart of London’s oldest district, unveiling the captivating tales that have shaped its character.
Wander beneath the shadow of the Old London Bridge, a bridge that stood witness to the passage of time and the river’s stories. Stroll past St Thomas’s Hospital, a beacon of compassion and healing, and discover the fascinating artefacts within the Old Operating Theatre, where the echoes of medical history resonate.
As we meander through the streets, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales come to life, and the spirits of Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, and Octavia Hill seem to whisper from every corner. Immerse yourself in the allure of age-old pubs, where lively stories and hearty laughter still reverberate within the walls. Marvel at archaeological treasures that have risen from the earth to tell tales of forgotten epochs, and stand in reverence by the mass graveyard, a poignant reminder of lives long gone.
Behold the splendour of the last remaining galleried tavern in London, a portal to an era of elegance and indulgence. Delve into the footsteps of John Keats, a poet who found solace and inspiration amidst these very streets. And as we conclude, the iconic Globe Theatre awaits, a shrine to the immortal works of Shakespeare, beckoning you to relive the magic of his plays. Join us on this odyssey through Southwark, where history breathes, and legends live on.
Southwark Walk Reviews
Old London Bridge
Nestled upon the ancient London Bridge, life was a precarious balance between bustling commerce and cramped habitation. Wooden houses clung to the bridge's structure, creating a surreal blend of habitation and thoroughfare. Residents endured cramped quarters and often squalid conditions, with narrow passageways meandering through the chaotic jumble of buildings. Overcrowding, waste disposal challenges, and the constant rumble of pedestrians and carts defined daily existence.
Step into the footsteps of ancient Rome on our Roman Southwark exploration. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this bustling district, where the past comes alive through remnants of Roman roads, artifacts, and stories. Led by expert guides, delve into the fascinating tales of commerce, culture, and daily life that once thrived in this Roman settlement. Unearth hidden gems, uncover archaeological wonders, and connect with the vibrant tapestry of Southwark's Roman heritage.
The Globe Theatre
A beacon of culture and artistry in the heart of 16th-century London. Born from the imagination of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights, this iconic venue brought their timeless tales to life under the open sky. A circular masterpiece where audiences were transported through the power of language and performance, the Globe remains a testament to the enduring magic of live theatre and its profound impact on the evolution of storytelling.
Southwark is a place intricately linked to Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature. Wander through the cobbled lanes and picturesque corners that once inspired "The Canterbury Tales," a timeless masterpiece that vividly portrays the stories and characters of medieval England. From the historic Tabard Inn to the striking Southwark Cathedral, each step unravels the essence of Chaucer's world, inviting you to connect with the literary legacy that continues to shape the heart of Southwark today.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Southwark, where the echoes of Shakespeare's genius still resonate. Wander through cobbled streets and charming squares that once welcomed the bard himself, and discover the very essence of Elizabethan life. From the iconic Globe Theatre to the historic pubs that brim with tales of the past, Southwark's rich history intertwines seamlessly with the legacy of Shakespeare, offering a captivating journey into the heart of literary London.
Discover the literary world of Charles Dickens as you wander through the historic streets of Southwark. Follow in the footsteps of the iconic Victorian author, discovering the places that inspired his timeless tales and vivid characters. From the cobbled lanes that once housed Dickens' childhood home to the atmospheric inns that provided settings for his novels, this journey through Southwark unveils the connections between the author's life and his literary masterpieces, offering a captivating glimpse into the world of one of England's greatest storytellers.
This hallowed ground, once a final resting place for outcasts and marginalised individuals, carries the weight of centuries of history and collective memory. As you step into its sacred confines, you'll be transported to a time when this unassuming patch of land held the stories of those society had cast aside.
Discover the indomitable spirit of Octavia Hill as you explore the vibrant streets of Southwark. A visionary social reformer, Hill's legacy resonates in the very fabric of this neighbourhood. From her pioneering efforts in affordable housing to her commitment to green spaces and community, Southwark's essence is intricately woven with Hill's passion for a better society. Walk in her footsteps and be inspired by her enduring impact on urban life during a captivating journey through the heart of Southwark.
Known for his controversial role in suppressing the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and his ruthless actions, Haynau's presence in Southwark serves as a reminder of the complex intersections between power and morality.