Golden Tours Shakespeare Sightseeing Bus Tour London

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Golden Tours 156 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4EF

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years

Join our multi-sensory Shakespeare sightseeing bus tour, designed to take school children back to the time of Shakespeare's London.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | School Tour Operators | Historical Heritage | City Tours | Tours and Trips | Religious Education | History | English | Drama / Performing Arts | Bus Tours

What we offer

Using costume character guides and a variety of sights, sounds and smells, we recreate London during the 16th and 17th centuries. Using different stimuli, children learn what people ate, drank and wore during the times as well as learning about historical events including the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot.

The experience is linked directly to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 and 3 and passes some of London's most iconic landmarks including Shakespeare's Globe, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral. A tour of the Globe Theatre can be added as an extra.

The programme was designed in partnership with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and educational professionals and the attraction style experience has been recognized by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

What makes us a great choice?

Our new multi-sensory bus allows children to be fully immersed in Shakespeare's London experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of old London Town.

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Group Sizes Catered For

Up to 65.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We provide workbooks on the bus for use during and after the tour.

The tour was designed in partnership with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, educational professionals and Shakespeare scholars.

We provide full risk assessments and planning sheets.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes with the schools approval.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide full risk assessments and planning sheets.

We provide all insurance certificates.

We also provide a coach pick service inside the M25 motorway.

To enquire or book, please contact our schools team on 0207 233 7030 or by email at 

You can also visit our website: https://www.goldentours.com/school-trips and fill out an online enquiry form.

Education Officer Information

Speak to our dedicated schools team, see contact details above.

Pricing Information

£16.50 per pupil. Free teacher tickets for 10 pupils. (Please note bookings must be for a minimum group of 10)

We also provide a coach pick up service inside the M25 motorway - call to get a quote.

Clothing Requirements

Clothing dependant on weather conditions.

First Aid Information

First aiders are required within your group, but first aid kits are available on all buses.

Available Facilities

Children can eat on the coach if needed ((please bring a packed lunch) or we can arrange a lunch stop at the Tate Modern where there are toilet facilities. Children can also shop in the Globe Theatre.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

There is disabled facilities on the bus.

Opening Hours & Information

We are flexible on timings and days the tour is on offer. Most depart about 10.30 to 11 unless incorporating a visit to the Globe Theatre.


Jacqueline Green, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Head of Learning and Participation, said: We are constantly working to explore new ways to inspire and bring not only Shakespeare but also British history to life in schools. Having already brought Shakespeare to life for over 3.5 million school children across the UK, we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Golden Tours to develop this pioneering new educational initiative and get even more kids learning about the history of the Bard in such an intriguing and exciting way.

Riverdale Primary School Pupil quote
One of our students said: It was fascinating to see our city from a different perspective, especially the links to Shakespeare and the Elizabethan time.

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