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.

 


Happy Easter 2017!

London Magical Tour's guests celebrating their Easter Egg Hunt victory at the London Eye

London Magical Tour’s guests celebrating their Easter Egg Hunt victory at the London Eye

Easter is an egg-cellent time to be in London. Get ready for an egg-ceptional Easter blog update (Ed comment: ok – at this point we had to step in. To ensure quality of material we had to scale down the egg related one liners – they’re not all they’re cracked up to be!)

From indulging in chocolates and easter egg hunts to sightseeing over the bank holiday weekend, there is something to do for everyone. Whats more, the first Bank-Holiday weekend of the year in the UK falls over the Easter weekend  – a great time to unwind and soak in the spring sunshine.

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An egg-ceptionally well dressed guard in traditional bear-skin, taking in the London sights at Westminster

Here’s a look at the best things to do in London this Easter 2017:

London Magical Tours: From March through to April 2017

Discover London’s famous landmarks with an Easter theme. Spoil the kids (and adults alike) and book your very on London Tour with Easter Egg hunt experience.

For more on our Easter Activities visit London Magical Tours and add the Easter Egg Hunt to any of the London Tours!

LMT's Magical Golden Eggs - where in London will you find them!

LMT’s Magical Golden Eggs – where in London will you find them?

 

Easter Egg prizes galore with London Magical Tours

Chocolate Heaven: Giant Easter Egg Hunts with London Magical Tours

London Easter Egg Hunts: March 24th to April 28th 2017 

Throughout April and the Easter weekend, there are a number of Easter Egg hunts going on in London. Our personal favourite will take place in the spectacular Parlour at our partners Fortnum and Mason. Keep your eyes pealed for the Golden Egg which will be hidden among the treats. Winners will receive the honour of being named Fortnum’s ‘Ice Cream Taster of the Year’. Now that’s Egg-tastic!

Enjoy some of the finest chocolate treats in London's Fortnum and Mason

Enjoy some of the finest chocolate treats in London’s Fortnum and Mason

The Passion of the Christ: April 14th 2017:

Let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate Easter. The passion of Jesus Christ will be performed at Trafalgar Square on the 14th of April and admission is free of charge. A true London spectacle.

Make sure to catch the Passion of the Christ in London's Trafalgar Square

Make sure to catch the Passion of the Christ in London’s Trafalgar Square this Easter

 

Why not book a day out in London for your family and friends this Spring? Booking a personal private London tour to enjoy a truly memorable day out.