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Shakespeare's Sonnet Walks

Sweet Love Remember'd

  • 2016/Events/Sonnet Walk CBI

Saturday 22 – 23 April 2017, 11.00am – 1.30pm

Westminster & Shoreditch

Tickets Running time
Tickets£19 | Members £15 Running timeApprox. 2 hours


Federay Holmes


East London

Sonnet Walks starting in Shoreditch and finishing at the Globe:

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West London

Sonnet Walks starting in Westminster and finishing at the Globe:

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25th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Sonnet Walks

A walk through Shakespeare's London brought alive by actors. You will hear Shakespeare's most compelling and inspiring speeches and some of the most exquisite Elizabethan love poetry in his sonnets. This marriage of our contemporary streets and London's hidden history leads you through evocative and historic buildings and streets familiar to Shakespeare. These walks through Westminster and the City, to the Globe, conceived by Mark Rylance have taken place annually in April for 25 years.


There will be two starting points for the Sonnet Walks, all walks will finish at Shakespeare's Globe.

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April: Starting at St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN

Saturday 22 April: Starting at North Door, Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA
Sunday 23 April: Starting at South Wing (Seaman’s Hall), Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

You will be provided with the route and map at the starting point on the date and time of your walk.