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London attractions: Experience 16th century London at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Published: Thursday 4th of October 2012

The English capital is a city that is famed for its literary heritage, and people looking for things to do in London surrounding this should pay a trip to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Visitors to the Globe will have the chance to learn about the world renowned playwright William Shakespeare, author of famous plays including Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing.

After touring the 'wooden O' and learning about how it functions as a performance space today, guests can head down to the exhibition to learn more about Shakespeare and the London in which he lived.

The exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, putting the playwright in the context of 16th century London, full of taverns and bawdy houses. This allows visitors to imagine the lively Globe as it once was, and think of it as the theatre that Shakespeare once wrote for.

Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.

Posted by Kevin Smith

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