2014 sees the 450th birthday of the great William Shakespeare. Across London, there are many special events taking place to commemorate his life and his influence in the modern day.
Whether you are a dedicated Shakespeare fan or not, there is bound to be something to get up to on your next visit to London in 2014. So why not book into one of our hotels and head to one of these events to celebrate his life:
An open-air theatre erected in 1599 has shown adaptations of Shakespeare plays for many years, but to mark the writers birthday, you can see brand new productions of Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors this year. Not only this, but a two-year globe-to-globe world tour of Hamlet is beginning at Shakespeare’s Globe in April 2014.
There is also a Globe Exhibition & Tour that runs all year through and gives visitors the chance to learn more about the writer and the building.
If you’re looking for accommodation near Shakespeare’s globe, The Nadler Soho is just a short distance away.
The Victoria & Albert Museum is featuring an exhibition over 2014 named Shakespeare: Our Greatest Living Playwright. This installation will present the influence Shakespeare had, and how his plays and poems have been interpreted and re-made around the world. This event begins in February and runs through to September 2014.
The Nadler Kensington hotel is less than a mile from the V&A, book a room today.
The Rose Theatre
Situated on Bankside, The Rose Theatre was built way back in 1587. Then, it was used as a performance ground for many of Shakespeare’s plays. Not long after Shakespeare’s Globe was erected, The Rose Theatre became disused, it wasn’t until 1989 when the restoration and rebuild of The Rose began. Now, fans can visit the theatre every Saturday or can see an adaption of Richard III throughout April 2014.
Shakespeare in love
The famous film from 1998 is being adapted for the stage. This summer it will be performed at the Noel Coward Theatre to celebrate Shakespeare’s life. The tale explores Shakespeare’s life and the story behind what influenced him to write Romeo & Juliet. Shows start in July, but you can book your tickets now.
The Nadler Soho is situated nearby to the Noel Coward Theatre. Book a room now to avoid disappointment!