Shakespeare in Love – Valentines Day 2019

Hear my soul speak:

The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart fly to your service.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

 

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It’s February and romance is in the air!

With all its world famous theatres, restaurants and night life, London is one of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s day.

To make the most of the occasion this year, why not treat your loved one to a private tour of London for a truly memorable experience. This special time of year sees a marked increase in requests for our Evening and Night tours, which can be customised to include special behind the scenes visit to discover the London of the the greatest writer on the theme of love himself – William Shakespeare.

Although Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon, it was in the City of London where he wrote most of his best plays over four hundred years ago: plays which are still being performed today.

Back in 1580 Greater London’s population was c. 200,000 inhabitants, versus almost 14 million today. While much has changed since the end of the Elizabethan period that Shakespeare was writing in, there are still a surprising number of curiosities and off the beaten path locations from the great bard’s time which can be discovered on London Magical Tours’ private London tours, including:

 

  • The Staple Inn, a Tudor building on the south side of High Holborn street, the last surviving Inn of Chancery. It was designated a grade I listed building in 1974.
  • Majestic Southwark Cathedral.  A gothic structure with foundations dating back to the year 1220, Southwark Cathedral is located only a few steps away from where Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre was located back then. A life size statue of the playwright is found inside the cathedral. Opposite it are stain colour windows that reflect some of his most famous plays including The Tempest and Hamlet. Did you know that one of Shakespeare’s brothers was actually a fine actor?
  • Back in Shakespeare’s time, St. Paul Cathedral existed but without the famous dome built years later by Sir Christopher Wren. That original St Paul’s burnt down as a consequence of the Fire of London of 1666.
  • As part of several off the beaten path Shakespeare locations, is a great little treat in Cripple Gate, the old neighbourhood where Shakespeare actually lived. He has never been forgotten in his neighbourhood and hints of romance exist all around …

 

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London Magical Tours is offering romantic Valentines Day London Tours throughout the month of February, including the night of the 14th. Make sure not to miss the London Night Tour which takes on a very special romantic twist: it includes the best night lit highlights of Royal London with your own professional tour guide, plus an additional chauffeur to avoid parking worries and enjoy a truly special experience. Whats more, VIP level guests can include champagne and chocolate gifts in the comfort of your private chauffeur driven vehicle, the perfect romantic treat to help make Valentines Day 2019 the best one yet.

 


Valentines Day in London – How to be Romantic (2018 Style)

Ladies and gentlemen (but mainly gentlemen!) let’s face it, most of us leave Valentines preparations to the very last minute.

If a late dash for a box of chocolates and a bunch of red roses on the night before the 14th of February sounds too familiar, then read on to learn how to surprise your loved one and make this year the best Valentine’s Day ever:

Here are our top tips to bring out the Romantic in you (2018 Style):

1. The Chocolate Hotel:

They say chocolate is one of the best aphrodisiacs. So its’ time to ditch that old box of chocolates trick and go all out – spend the night at a chocolate themed room and earn big romance points.

Best served with: Champagne while Barry White’s ” I’m Gonna Love You Just a little Bit More” plays in the background. The possibilities are endless!

 

2. The London Eye:

A private capsule for two, soaring over the London skyline – what could be more perfect? No wonder over 7000 people have proposed on the London Eye.

Best served with: The London Sunset as your backdrop. Who said Romance was dead?

 

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3. Romantic Tours for 2:

February is the month of love and London Magical Tours’ romance themed tours are a big highlight of the calendar.

The London Evening Tour takes on a special romantic twist: as part of our London VIP Tours, this private visit travelling in style with a professional tour guide and chauffeur includes the best romantic highlights of London and the option to have the above mentioned experiences such as the London Eye and chocolates all pre-booked for you. There is also the option of including theatre tickets to help make the most of Valentines Day 2018: the perfect way to finish a magical evening.

To hear what guests think of the London Magical Tours experience, click on the video link below:

 

For more details on our London Valentines Tours visit the London Magical Tours website.