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British Airways Celebrates 400 Years Of Shakespeare With Promotional Return Flights To London

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To mark 400 years of William Shakespeare, British Airways offers discounted return fares to the UK and Europe from 11 April to 31 December 2016.

From just SGD 1,218, enjoy special return rates to London, the UK and Europe when flying on British Airways World Traveller economy. The offer is also extended to World Travel Plus premium economy travellers, with discounted rates starting from SGD 2,288.

Holidaymakers may visit Shakespeare’s home and exhibition at his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, or watch one of his plays at the historic Globe Theatre on the banks of the River Thames in London. With British Airways’ convenient connections to Europe through London Heathrow, travellers can easily visit other destinations across Europe that feature his famous works as well.

The offer is available for outbound travel from Singapore between 11 April 2016 and 31 December 2016. Tickets must be booked by 4 May 2016 on British Airways’ website.

Explore some of the literary landmarks featured in Shakespeare’s classics with British Airways’ list of top destinations:

  1. Italy
venedig, rialtobrücke

Venice, Italy

As the cultural capital of Europe, Italy is a popular setting for many of Shakespeare’s plays; including the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet set in the northern city of Verona. The city of Venice is also the central location for Othello and the Shakespearean comedy, The Merchant of Venice. For those looking to visit places referenced by Shakespeare in the city, be sure to visit the bustling Rialto Market for its array of stalls selling fresh vegetables, fruits and vegetables.

Be sure to tour along the Grand Canal in the famous gondolas like the characters Lorenzo and Jessica did from the play; and visit the volcanic Alban Hills mentioned in Coriolanus located on the outskirts of the city for a stunning scenery.

  1. Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens

The historical city of Athens is where William Shakespeare’s magical and romantic play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was set in. Steeped with historical cites, travellers may visit the ruins of Acropolis, Parthenon and the Temple of Hephaestus in the ancient city of Athens. To capture the best views of the Greek city, the more adventurous traveller may choose to climb or take the tram up Mount Lycabettus.

  1. Scotland, United Kingdom
Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland, United Kingdom

The renowned tragedy of Macbeth is set across the culturally rich Inverness and Fife in Scotland. Be sure to explore the Highlands and visit the famous Loch Ness, home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Located near the coast, Fife is known for the University of St. Andrews, which was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It is also home to The Scottish Deer Centre, which will promise a day of family fun with its 14 different types of deer and rare Scottish wildlife including the wildcat. Golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with Fife’s selection of courses; with the most famous one being the St Andrews Links, featuring one of the oldest golf courses in the world.

  1.    London, United Kingdom
 London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Home to William Shakespeare himself, the city of London was often used in some of his most famous plays such as Henry IV and King Lear. Also mentioned in Shakespeare’s work is Westminster Abbey, which sits at the heart of London to enthrall visitors with its gothic church and grounds. Drop by the famous The Tower of London, also referenced in his works and stands as one of the royal palaces holding The Queen’s Crown Jewels till today. When at London, be sure to embrace the Elizabethan theatre experience at The Globe – a replica of Shakespeare’s theatre displaying various productions in an open-air performance.

  1. Windsor, United Kingdom
Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor, United Kingdom

Located along the River Thames is Windsor, the setting for Shakespeare’s comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. The town can be easily reached in forty minutes by car or train from the city of London. To celebrate William Shakespeare’s works, Windsor Castle is hosting a special exhibition from now to February 2017 in its Royal Library. The exhibition includes Shakespearean materials collected by the royal family and accounts of performances that took place in the castle.

For more information, visit ba.com.

 

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