Southwark: London's Historic Entertainment District Audio Tour by VoiceMap

On this self-guided GPS audio walk we follow in the footsteps of Chaucer and Shakespeare across London Bridge to the south bank of the Thames. Here is the district of Southwark, which used to have a murky reputation, as it provided the entertainment, manufacture and trade that City dwellers wanted but were not permitted within the boundaries of the City.

You will visit ancient inns, churches, hospitals, markets and prisons, covering nearly 2,000 years of London history. The walk ends at the massive former Bankside Power Station, now converted into one of London's top tourist attractions - the Tate Modern Art Gallery.

Excerpt from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - read by Rebecca Dittman. Courtesy of Librivox.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Southwark: London's Historic Entertainment District tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

    golden urn at the top which gives out a fiery glow in the sunshine. Take a closer look while I tell you more about it.

    The golden urn at the top of the monument is at a height of 202 ft, which is the exact distance from the monument to the baker's shop in Pudding Lane where the fire started.

    Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

    The first incarnation of London Bridge was located back at the St Magnus Martyr Church. In 1831 a new London Bridge was constructed by John Rennie about 100 metres to the west.

    Pass By: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

    Inside Southwark Cathedral you will see beautiful architecture from the earliest Norman remains to the fine nineteenth century restoration of the Nave. There are also many splendid monuments, including a 20th Century stained glass window.

    Pass By: Winchester Palace, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG England

    The Bishops of Winchester were among the most powerful people in England in Medieval times. Bishop William Giffard built the original palace in 1109.

    Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

    The Tate Modern art gallery, opened in a former Power Station in 2001. It is now one of London's most popular visitor attractions and entry is free. The original oil-fired Power Station was designed by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

  • Departure Point :
    Monument to the Great Fire of London, Fish St Hill, Bridge, London EC3R 8AH, UK
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/17/2019 - 12/4/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P130

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