Londontown Offers Discounted Hotel Rates for World Shakespeare Festival

High School productions of Shakespeare such as this modern interpretation of "Romeo & Juliet" by Great Neck High School, keep the Bard very much alive. A World Shakespeare Festival, Globe to Globe, starts in April with the Globe Theater outside of London as the hub © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

Britain’s best loved playwright, William Shakespeare, is to be commemorated this year with a series of global events and performances, starting on the occasion of his birthday (and anniversary of his death), April 23rd. The World Shakespeare Festival will run until November.

To help traveling fans find a reasonably priced London hotel, the website LondonTown.com has announced discounted hotel rooms close to the Globe.

37 international companies, performing in 37 different languages will be taking part in 37 plays, from a Korean Midsummer Night’s Dream to a Portuguese Romeo and Juliet. Othello is to be interpreted as a hip hop extravaganza by award-winning American troupe the Q Brothers.

The festival centers around Shakespeare’s Globe, where Globe to Globe is running between April 21 to June 9. The Globe is an exact replica of Shakespeare’s 16th Century theater, built just 200 yards from the original site. The theater was constructed using the materials and techniques of its Elizabethan forbear.

Among the London hotel rooms available are deluxe double rooms at the Club Quarters St Paul’s, a 10 minute walk from the theater. For the duration of the festival, the Club Quarters is offering 75% off the standard rate, with deluxe double rooms starting at 99 pounds.

Club Quarters also have a London hotel close by in Gracechurch – Club Quarters Gracechurch – less than 15 minutes walk from the Globe. They are offering deluxe double rooms at the same discount as their St Paul’s establishment, with nightly rates starting at 99 pounds (when booking through LondonTown.com).

To view more discounted London hotel rooms, and to find out more about the World Shakespeare Festival, visit LondonTown.com.

For more travel features, visit:

www.travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

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