Shakespeare in Southwark – NEW! London Group Tour
Includes a guided walking tour hotel accommodation & breakfast
Official London Group Tour
Shakespeare in Southwark
In conjunction with the St Giles Hotel London, we are delighted to offer some value for money London tours for 2019. This excellent hotel is situated on Tottenham Court Road, at its junction with Oxford Street, and is a great location. That means you really are staying in the ‘Heart of Central London’.
Our package which is valid most Sundays throughout 2019, will include an overnight stay in the hotel with breakfast. On Monday morning there will be a guided tour of Southwark Cathedral. Then a walking tour exploring Bankside of the Globe and Rose Theatres.
There is the option to arrange a pub meal at the Barrow Boy & Banker Pub in Borough Market before you leave London on Monday.
This offer has limited availability so book without delay.
Available on most Sundays throughout 2019 & 2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Arrival in London and a free evening
Arrive in London during the afternoon. Your room will be ready from around 3.00pm, so if arriving earlier, why not do a spot of sightseeing in Central London.
The afternoon and evening are at your leisure, so why not take advantage of some of our suggested activities. Though limited, there are some shows on Sunday including Thriller, the Play that Goes Wrong, Lion King and School of Rock. We can arrange a evening on the Thames – the Showboat dinner cruise runs most Sunday evenings, with dinner, drinks and entertainment or maybe an evening at the Medieval Banquet, held in a vaulted cellar in St Katharine Docks, with medieval style food, drinks and entertainment.
Southwark Cathedral, Bankside and Borough Market
There will be an English breakfast served in the hotel. Then it’s off to the Southbank where you will meet with your local guide. Your first visit will be to Southwark Cathedral. The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie stands at the oldest crossing point of the tidal River Thames, at what was for centuries the only entrance to the City of London situated across the river.
It is believed that the origins go back to the 7th century when a community of nuns set up an order, to be replaced by a college of priests in the 9th century, the first written reference to the Church is the mention of a “minister” in the Domesday Book of 1086.
St Saviours Church became Southwark Cathedral in 1906, and serves a population of 2.2 million people, served by over 300 parishes. Your guided tour of the Cathedral will include Harvard Chapel and Pugin Tabernacle, The High Alter Screen, the Diamond Jubilee Window, the Shakespeare Memorial and Window, the Herb Garden and the Archaeological Chamber.
Your guide will then continue the tour with a walk along Bankside wandering the Riverside Streets to the sites of the Globe & Rose Theatres (you can take the walk before the Cathedral visit if you wish).
After your tour, there is the option of a visit to Borough Market with its magnificent and varied selections of food stalls, to allow guests to purchase their own lunch maybe or alternatively we can pre-book a lunch at the Barrow Boy & Banker Pub which adjoins the Market (from approx £15 per person).
Featured hotel – Visited and inspected by Greatdays’ staff in June 2018
St Giles Hotel, Tottenham Court Road, London ***
This large 3 star hotel is situated on Tottenham Court Road, a minute from its junction with Oxford Street, and within walking distance the British Museum and Covent Garden.
The hotel offers 700 compact but well equipped bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms, TV and tea/coffee making. The hotel has lounge areas, three restaurants, bar and Casino. Beneath the hotel there is a large leisure club with indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and well equipped gym, for which there is a small daily charge for use.
There are lifts to all floors, and coach parking is available at the Bayswater Road coach park (charges apply).
|2 days ( 1 night Sunday)|
|2019 & 2020 dates||From £49.00 per person|
Single room supplement of £25 per person applies.