The Globe Theatre can be accessed via a ramp, and there are elevators inside. Accessible restroom facilities are also available. St. Paul’s Cathedral has a step free entrance and there is a direct elevator access to the cathedral floor and the crypt. Access to the Whispering Gallery, Stone and Golden Galleries is by 250-530 steps, but this is an optional part of the experience.
In the hotel.
We travel by motor coach into the very heart of London, beginning at the Globe Theatre. Originally associated with William Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the rebuilt Globe is an international resource dedicated to Shakespeare’s work. Your Study Leader will help you consider the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived and the public for which he wrote before we enjoy an expert-led exploration of the Globe Theatre itself. Following this we will have some free time for you to experience London’s vibrant Bankside, once home to a lengthy list of London’s literary luminaries.
On your own to enjoy what you like.
Just down the river from the Tower lies St. Paul’s Cathedral, an unmissable silhouette on the London skyline and often considered to be Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece. It has been standing in its current form since 1711 and its tranquil interior is majestic in its Baroque splendour – your Study Leader will take you through its turbulent and fascinating history as we explore its magnificent three domed structure. From St. Paul’s we will take a gentle walk through the city to Guildhall – the administrative powerhouse of the city since medieval times.
We will take a pre-theatre dinner in the Phoenix Artist's Club, one of the most unique venues in London and situated in the former changing rooms of the Phoenix Theatre.
Performance - The Mousetrap at The St. Martin's Theatre: Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for over six decades. Having entered its 65nd incredible year in November 2016, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. The scene is set when a group of people are gathered at a country guest house in the converted Monkswell Manor. Cut off by the snow, they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed...