Shakespeare's London 5k Running Tour

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Shakespeare's London 5k Running Tour
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Immerse yourself in the past with this entertaining, expertly guided run taking you past the places that influenced Shakespeare's life. With a knowledgeable tour guide and accommodations for all levels of runner, this tour is the perfect way to explore London's Elizabethan past.
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Sun 15th Oct 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Southwark Gateway Needle, 1 Tooley St, London SE1 2PF, UK
Start times
Sun 15th Oct 2023
Event summary
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Route information
This circular route starting and finishing at the Southwark Gateway Needle, just across from London Bridge Station, will immerse runners in the past, taking them past the places that shaped Shakespeare's life, work and his characters.
Guided by Shakespearean actor Emma Manton, Associate Education Practitioner at the Globe and recent performer of Alonso in the Tempest there, the tour will take participants back to Elizabeth London.
What's included
  • Guided tour by Shakespearean actor and expert
  • Digital photos
  • Info circulated after the tour
  • Finish-line snack
How to get there
Southwark Gateway Needle, 1 Tooley St, London SE1 2PF, UK
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By Public Transport
The start point of the tour is located just across from London Bridge Station, which is serviced by the Jubilee and Northern lines. There are several bus stops also located within walking distance of the start.
Event day logistics
13:00 Tour starts
14:30 Approximate finish time
This tour is open to all levels of runner, with the guide doing their utmost to accommodate the pace of the gentlest runner in the group.
However, please be prepared to run the full distance as opposed to walking. For groups of over 10 runners, there will be a designated back-runner in place.
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