Our Shakespeare tour of London starts with The City of London’s Guildhall, the administrative centre of the city. Within its halls are the offices and meeting rooms of the Corporation of London and its Court of Common Council, which is the body responsible for governing the City and for defending its interests throughout the London metropolitan area.
In 1613 William Shakespeare purchased a property in Blackfriars, a location convenient for both the Globe and Blackfriars theatres. The deed which records the sale is one of only six documents in the world which bears his signature and is cared for by London Metropolitan Archives.
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