The London of Oscar Wilde Tour

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 5th Dec 2020

 £15

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1890s London. Gaslit streets. The rattle of hansom cabs. The silvery laughter of stage-door Johnnies and chorus girls. The London of Whistler, Beardsley, Shaw, Lillie Langtry, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

Above all, though, the London* of Oscar Wilde. Oscar – of all writers, the best company. Oscar – at the height of his fame as dramatist and wit, amusing and outraging Victorian society by turns. Oscar – refulgent, majestic, ready to fall. We follow in his footsteps. See his London through his eyes. Listen. Transfixed. Savouring every last syllable.

*Including the very room where Wilde and his high-society friends used to gather in the evenings, to discuss the burning issues of the day or share their thoughts on more aesthetic subjects over champagne, wine and a smoke. Don’t miss the shelves dedicated to the playwright with a picture of him wearing his favourite coat (made of sealskin) purchased in Canada, a bottle of his favourite wine and some of his other possessions.


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2020-12-05 2020-12-05 Europe/London The London of Oscar Wilde Tour The London of a life steeped in equal measures of pleasure, controversy and disdain... https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/12/05/the-london-of-oscar-wilde-tour-240422 Green Park tube station (north exit),Stratton Street,London,

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Green Park tube station (north exit),

Stratton Street,
London,
UKW1J 8LN

Nearest tube and train stations to Green Park tube station (north exit)