Meander through London

In the company of One Aldwych Curator, Victoria Broackes

Explore the heart of London

Join Victoria in the Lobby Bar and set off to explore a different side to London from another era. Discover Victoria’s passion for the arts as she imparts her expertise and vast knowledge of the subject. On a captivating journey through the Square Mile hear tales about the great playwright William Shakespeare, on a wander through Soho learn about ‘Swinging London’ and the locations that made it famous – perfect for lovers of Bowie! A mere hop from our doorstep and you’re in theatreland where you will discover its role as London’s entertainment district.

the west end and theatreland

An introduction to the West End around Covent Garden focussing on its role as London’s entertainment district. Along with Broadway, London’s West End has the largest concentration of theatres in the world. How have they survived against the changing backdrop of London.

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the city in 1600

In 1600, nearly 100,000 people were squeezed into the ‘Square Mile’. Amongst them was actor and playwright, William Shakespeare. Starting at Bank tube, this walk explores the period during which he wrote masterpieces including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Visit the surviving church that he worshipped at and hear tales of his real neighbours who lived nearby.

2 hours