Unlocked: Walking Tour Shakespeare's London

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V&A Academy Unlocked days invite you behind the scenes to bring you closer to the places linked to the V&A extraordinary collections.

This walking tour will follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, searching out the places and spaces where drama was conceived and performed. Shakespeare probably arrived in London in the year 1592, finding a bustling and rowdy metropolis of over 200,000 people, living cheek by jowl in a warren of half-timbered buildings, studded with church spires, livery company halls and numerous taverns and alehouses. London was the centre for a vigorous playgoing tradition of public theatres, dramatic performances in Inns, as well as street pageants and fairs. This walk will explore the highways and by-ways of the ultimate theatrical city.

This Unlocked walking tour is designed to complement the short course ‘Shakespeare's London: The Theatrical City’ led by Mike Berlin but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an 'Unlocked' event.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that this tour is fully accessible; there will be curbs, narrow and uneven pavements on this tour.

This event has sold out, should you be interest to be added to the waiting list please email courses@vam.ac.uk

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Portrait of V&A Academy Course Director Mike Berlin

V&A Academy Course Director
Mike Berlin

Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. Before joining Birkbeck, he was a research officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Hist

An excellent walk with so much interesting information! Previous London walking tour attendee

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Being up close with treasured objects from the V&A's collections brings your learning to life. Get precious time with incredible exemplars, as well as with our expert tutors and your fellow learners.

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Year course: Unlocked: Walking Tour Shakespeare's London

28 June 2024


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Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

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