Live Virtual Tour: Strolling London’s Southbank with Sarah Ciacci

Live Virtual Tour: Strolling London’s Southbank with Sarah Ciacci


Regular price $36.50 Save $-36.50
/

Only -5 items in stock!
No events are scheduled at this time. Want to be notified when it’s back? Leave your email address and we’ll notify you.
Want to book this event privately? Send us an inquiry.
Something went wrong while submitting your request, please try again later.
Your request has been sent, you'll be notified of future dates.

A wander down the River Thames is always treat – the river has been here longer than London, it has witnessed key events from the city’s history and it was often full of boats –either ship loading or offloading goods from around the world in the Port of London, or little rowing boats taking passengers from one side of the river to another, in particular for the entertainments of the Southbank.

During this live virtual walking tour, we will follow the path of the River Thames along its Southbank. We will hear about how and why the area South of the River became an area for both industries and for entertainment – where the idle could let their hair down! We will see the famous and historic Borough Market with the medieval Southwark Cathedral, we will hear about the entrepreneurial Bishops of Winchester who helped turn Bankside into the entertainment center in the 14 and 1500s, we will see the Golden Hinde, a replica of a 16th-century ship and we will hear a fair bit about Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, which was originally in the area and then was reconstructed in 1997 on Bankside.

Led by Art Historian and Blue Badge Guide Sarah Ciacci, this virtual tour will introduce you to one of the best walks in London introducing you to a vibrant and diverse area of London. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an understanding of the importance of the River Thames to London’s history and the cultural importance of Bankside in relation to Shakespeare.

This virtual tour is part of an extended series in London, led by Sarah Ciacci. Each virtual tour can be joined independently and in any order. For more information, please click here.

Sarah is an award-winning Professional Blue Badge Guide for London and has been guiding for 12 years, the same length of time she have been working for Context. She holds a BA in History of Art and Italian and an MA in History of Art from UCL, London. She specialises in History of Art and Guiding for Families. She is also a University Lecturer in British Art and the History of Museums and Galleries, and a Gallery Educator.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)