STUDY ABROAD- Shakespeare's and Dickens' London Walking Tour
Please Note: This event is for incoming Study Abroad students who are studying at King’s for either a semester or a full year only.
London was to Shakespeare and Dickens what Paris was to Balzac. It held them in its thrall, was both their canvas and their inspiration, their workshop and their raw material. They in turn made it their own, imaginatively colonising it. And, like "special correspondents for posterity", bequeathed it to us. Today, despite the ravages of time, riot, bombing, and especially fire, traces of their London – shipwrecks from the past – still abound in the City. Everything from superb half-timbered Elizabethan dwellings to the magnificent early 16th-century gatehouse where Shakespeare went with his plays to the offices of the Elizabethan Master of the Revels. And from London's grandest Tudor manor house to crooked little alleys which fed the fires of Dickens's "hallucinating genius". Guided by RSC actors Steve or David.
- Please meet your Peer Advisor in their blue t-shirt outside St Paul’s tube station exit 2 at 15:15. They'll be with our tour guide, who will be holding up a ‘London Walks’ brochure.
- The tour sets off at 15:30am sharp, and lasts 2 hours.
- Bring your student ID, and you must bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase. We will have supplied them a guest list, and they'll be holding up a London Walks pamphlet.
- Comfy footwear, appropriate clothing and some water is highly recommended. This tour will go ahead rain or shine, so if it’s wet, please bring a brolley (umbrella)!
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