Shakespeare's London

Transport your pupils back to Shakespearean London with a multimedia extravaganza on a thrilling  Bard on a Bus tour around the streets of London. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the historic capital as we travel the streets, tell the stories and find the inspirations that Shakespeare himself may have encountered.

Launching in Shakespeare Week, using multi-sensory technology together with a live guide in character, this unforgettable interactive adventure will travel to some of the key London locations that Shakespeare may have visited and lived, intertwining stories and tales of the time – from the Gunpowder Plot to the Plague, from smelly streets to terrible treachery.

Designed for Key Stages 2 and 3 and linked to the National Curriculum, Shakespeare’s London has been developed with education experts, Shakespearean scholars and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This incredible, one-of-a-kind tour will inspire your pupils and get them bewitched by the Bard.

Key facts

  • Purpose-built, multi-sensory bus, with video, sound effects and smells.
  • Live character guide, bringing Shakespearian London to life with stories and props.
  • Approximately two hours in length.
  • Three tours a day in school term – 10am, 11:30am and 1pm, starting 20th March
  • FREE workbooks packed with activities and facts for every pupil.
  • FREE downloadable risk assessments and compliance statements.
  • FREE teacher planning sheets.
  • FREE teacher places (one free for every five Primary pupils, one free for every ten Secondary pupils)
  • Begins and ends by Southwark Bridge, near Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames.
  • Linked to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 and 3.
  • Launching in Shakespeare Week, 20th March.
  • Make a day for your class by visiting Shakespeare’s Globe, Westminster Abbey and other leading attractions with discounted packages.
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Times and dates:Tours are starting from March 20th. Tours will run at 10am, 12pm and 2:30pm. 

Curriculum Links:
ENGLISH - Pupils should be taught to read a wide range of fiction, including Shakespeare.
HISTORY – Pupils should be taught about the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Learning Objective: To follow a journey around Shakespeare’s London to create a context and understanding for his inspiration, his life and his work. 

Pricing £16.50 per pupil. Free teacher tickets for 10 pupils. Please note bookings must be for a minimum group of 10

Free public transport for London schools If your school is in any of the London boroughs, and teach the National Curriculum, you may be eligible for free travel via Transport for London’s School Party Travel Scheme. Find out more here. You must apply for these tickets 14 days in advance, as a minimum.


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