London – Shakespeare 2

Shakespeare’s London is a great self-guided walk brochure that we picked up at the tourist information office opposite St Paul’s. It is part of Shakespeare 400 which is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the dramatists’ death with events and exhibitions all over the UK.
The walk covers some well known and not so well known places in Central London connected with William Shakespeare. Hidden away in St Andrews Hill, a tiny lane south of St Paul’s, the Cockpit pub is the first location on the walk. The pub stands on land once owned by Shakespeare when it was known as the old priory gatehouse. Apparently he never lived here even though it was conveniently located near the Globe and the Blackfriars Playhouse.

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