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William Shakespeare

Walking Holiday on the Shakespeare's Way
Oxford to London UK

Walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on 88 miles of the Shakespeare's Way from Oxford to the Globe Theatre, London through the glorious Thames Valley. The route starts on the River Thames (or Isis) at Oxford, goes across the Chilterns to rejoin the Thames at Marlow, shares the Thames Path to Cookham, then through Buckinghamshire to join the Grand Union Canal and finally the Thames Path again to The Globe Theatre at Southwark, London.
Walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way from Statford-upon-Avon to Globe Theatre, London Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
88 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Oxford
Marlow, Kew
The Globe Theatre
This route connects with:
The Thames Path
Online Booking Available! Oxford on self-guided walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Day 1: Arrive Oxford    
You start your walking holiday on this section of the Shakespeare's Way by arriving at Oxford. There is so much to see and do in Oxford, why not spend at least one extra day visiting the colleges and gardens before starting on your walk..
Sandford Lock on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way Day 2: Oxford to Chislehampton    10 miles
Heading south from Oxford Shakespeare's Way shares the tow path with the Thames Path along the River Thames to Sandford-on-Thames. Then the route heads away from the river through the hamlets of Toot Baldon and Marsh Baldon before arriving at Chislehampton for the night.
Day 3: Chislehampton to Britwell Salome    8 miles
Another easy day of walking through "Midsummer Murders" country: Stadhampton, Chalgrove, Brightwell Baldwin and Britwell Salome. At short walk takes you to Watlington, the location for the overnight stop.
Britwell Salome on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Stonor on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way

Day 4: Britwell Salome to Hambleden    14 miles
Today you are walking across the Chilterns, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You pass through the villages of Cookley Green, Russell's Water, Maidengrove, Stonor, and Southend. Stone Park and Gardens are right on the route. You stay at the pretty village of Hambleden for the night.

Day 5: Hambleden to Cookham    10 miles
The Shakespeare's Way returns to the Thames Valley today. From Marlow, a very attractive town on the River Thames, you share the route with the Thames Path to Cookham.

Marlow on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Burnham Beeches on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way Day 6: Cookham to Fulmer    10 miles
Leaving the River Thames again today you walk across Buckinghamshire countryside through Burnham Beeches Nature Reserve and across Farnham Common to Fulmer.
Day 7: Fulmer to West Drayton    9 miles
On the Shakespeare's Way today you walk through Black Park Country Park and Langley Country Park to the village of Love Green. Then you join the Grand Union Canal which takes you to your overnight stop at West Drayton.
Grand Union Canal on Walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Kew Gardens on Walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way Day 8: West Drayton to Kew    11 miles     
Easy walking today on the Grand Union Canal to Brentford where the canal joins the River Thames. Here on the banks of the Thames is Syon Park, definitely worth a visit. A few miles on are the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, another must! In fact so much to see here, why not take an extra day?
Day 9: Kew to The Globe, London     16 miles
Another easy day walking along the River Thames. The London Wetlands Centre at Barnes is a good place to stop for lunch and do some bird watching. On the last stretch into London you will see Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, St Paul's Cathedral and then The Globe Theatre.
Globe Theatre on Walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way
Houses of Parliament on walking holiday on Shakespeare's Way Day 10: depart after breakfast
or spend some time exploring the area. There is so much to see and do in London, why not spend at least one extra day visiting the famous sites.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Shakespeare's Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities (Please note that hotel rooms in the London area tend to be smaller than at other locations)
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

You can walk this wonderful trail over 8 days at about 11 miles per day. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too. Which ever you choose, we organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Or you can combine this part of Shakespeare's Way with the previous section from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Shakespeare's Way 10 day itinerary:
Oxford to London
8 days walking and 9 nights accommodation
£792pp
dbl/twin
£1,053pp
single occ
£1,188pp
solo traveller
Book Shakespeare's Way walking holiday online now
Extra nights from £45 per person
depending on location
All prices subject to change

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Shakespeare's Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Oxford Double/Twin Single
Head of the River £49.00 £85.00
Manor House Guest House £19.00 £5.00
Randolph Hotel £79.00 £150.00
Royal Oxford Hotel £39.00 £85.00
Kew Double/Twin Single
Coach and Horses £50.00 £100.00
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