Well, John Constable is another one who is quite guarded about his ‘Shakespeare’, but does interesting stuff, so for anyone wanting to explore Southwark, grimace at the Shard, or listen to stories…
SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES GUIDED WALKS
Discover the most historic part of London with writer and performer John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries and Secret Bankside – Walks In The Outlaw Borough. Meet: Tabard Street Piazza, SE1 1JA. Between St George the Martyr Church and John Harvard Library. Nearest tube: Borough. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Tickets: £10 / £7 concessions including booking fee. Pre-booking advised.
More info and online booking: http://www.southwarkmysteries.co.uk/guided-walks
SHAKESPEARE’S BANKSIDE – Sun 29 July: 11am. Mon 6 August: 11am and 6.30pm
London’s oldest pleasure-quarter and the birth of English theatre. Taverns, bear-pits, theatres and stews – licensed by the Bishop of Winchester. This walk conjures up an unforgettable gallery of Elizabethan characters!
DICKENS WALK – Wed 1 August: 6.30pm. Tue 7 August: 11am and 6.30pm. Wed 8 August: 6.30pm
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, this walk explores his childhood encounter with the Victorian underworld, visiting places which cast a shadow over his entire life and inspired scenes in his novels from ‘Little Dorrit’ to ‘Oliver Twist’.
ROMAN LONDON REVISITED – Thu 2 August: 6.30pm. Wed 8 August: 11am
Recent excavations near London Bridge have uncovered the sites of Roman baths, a market-arcade, temples and a cemetery with the bones of a female gladiator. This walk uncovers 2,000 years of settlement around Borough and Bankside.