Shakespeare’s London: The Secret Society

3.2 (15 ratings)
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Play a quest with its story based on the most bizarre conspiracy ever connected to William Shakespeare. Follow in the footsteps of this great playwright and discover how he became the celebrated ‘Bard’. 

Explore the streets and buildings of Southwark and learn what it looked like during his time. Each clue unveils a story about the famous playwright, places he worked, pubs where he drank, venues where he performed and much, much more. 


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Be shocked by tales of bull and bear-baiting pits and other bloodsports

  • Explore London’s theatreland of the 16th and 17th centuries

  • Learn about the legacy that William Shakespeare left behind


You are the one and only William Shakespeare, busily preparing for what will be the premiere performance of your new play ‘Hamlet’ at your own Globe theatre. 

However, just as you’re knee deep in organisation and trying to finish the script… an exotic colleague from a very secret society you joined long ago turns up in your life with a problem that could put you in great danger! 
Can you appease ‘The Order of Pegasus’ Light’ without compromising your important premiere? 

Experience's route

Starting point The George Inn
2 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RS, UK
Finish point Saint Mary Aldermanbury Garden
Love Ln, London EC2P 2NQ, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

62-92 mins

You will walk

4730 steps

Total distance

3.6 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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16 Jul 2024


02 Oct 2023
Excellent. it was great fun to walk the area following the clues. lots of fun finds


02 Oct 2023
An interesting way to visit some interesting places in London. Thanks for putting this game together. 😊🇨🇦🇬🇧


06 Jun 2023


18 Jan 2023
Just loved the experience. I went through ways I would never have passed through otherwise. I highly recommend it!

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