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Shakespeare and London, showing a portrait of William Shakespeare with London in the background

The Shakespeare and London exhibition is now finished.

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 (LMA).

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of this amazing document, LMA presented an exhibition which explored the relationship between The Bard and the capital, from his first recorded appearance in the city in 1592.

A range of documents, posters, prints and photos from the LMA collections dating from Shakespeare’s lifetime to the present day were displayed, illustrating how his plays and influence have lived on through London’s streets, performers, theatres and even pubs.

The exhibition closed in September 2013, but you can still download the Shakespeare and London exhibition guide (415KB) to find out more!

You can find out all about our next exhibition and all our latest updates on our news and events pages.

24 April 2013
Last Modified:
15 October 2013