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Shakespeare's Globe
Meticulously constructed using period-appropriate materials to resemble the original Elizabethan Globe Theatre, which stood at a site just 656 feet (200 meters) away, Shakespeare’s Globe brings the theatergoing experience of yore to life. Plays—not exclusively Shakespeare’s, though the bard’s works do dominate the schedule—are staged in the atmospheric, circular, open-air auditorium.
 
The Basics
Visitors who want to get inside Shakespeare’s Globe have two options: either buy tickets to a show (the standing-only, yard tickets are cheapest) or join a 30-minute guided Globe Theatre tour. London Pass holders can enter for free. Tours include access to the theater itself, as well as entry to the interactive Globe Exhibition, which focuses on Elizabethan theater. On select days, tours of the indoor, Jacobean-style, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are also available.
 
Guided tours of the Globe can be combined with A Midsummer Night's Dream–themed afternoon tea, a Thames cruise, or a visit to other Shakespeare-connected London sites such as Southwark Cathedral, where Shakespeare worshipped, and the Anchor Bankside pub, a centuries-old tavern at the heart of the Shakespeare-era theater district.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Shakespeare’s Globe is wheelchair accessible.
  • Performances usually last 2.5 to three hours and include a break.
  • As the theater is open-air, visitors will be exposed to inclement weather during tours and performances. Bring rain gear if necessary, as tours and performances run in all weather. (Umbrellas are not allowed during shows as they can obstruct the stage.)
  • Complimentary audio guides are available for the exhibition.
 
How to Get There
Shakespeare’s Globe stands on London’s South Bank. Take the Tube to St. Paul’s (Central line), Mansion House (District and Circle lines), or London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines). All three stations are within easy walking distance.
 
When to Get There
Plays are staged from mid-April to mid-October, and tours take place year-round. During summer, it’s best to arrive in the morning as tours end early in preparation for matinee performances. 

Best Seats in the House
The best seats in the house are not seats at all, but rather standing tickets. These give you access to the yard, where about 700 “groundlings” (standing audience members) stay on their feet during the entire performance. Not only do these tickets put you close to the action, but they also offer the best stage views. Alternatively, book tickets for the gallery, which has bench seating. 
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London in one day! See the main 30+ sights. Small group walking tour

London in one day! See the main 30+ sights. Small group walking tour

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You will have a fun guided tour of the 30+ most famous sights in London and also see the striking display of the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. Along the way your expert guide will make history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales about life in London. We start in historic Covent Garden, then on to Trafalgar Square. We watch the dazzling display of the Changing of the Queen’s Lifeguards. We walk down the world famous Mall to St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, beautiful St James’s Park, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time for photos and even…to see a few Harry Potter filming locations! We then hop on the underground to London Bridge where we visit Borough Market for lunch, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Join us on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's famous 30+ sights.
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Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

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Tour with a fun “real Londoner” having nearly 25 years experience of driving London’s streets and alleyways gathering information to share with you! Travel in luxury twenty first century London Taxi with all modern considerations up to 6 seats. Guide has ability to bespoke tour to accommodate your interests as I don’t follow a particular set route. Ability to look after you ... regularly stopping for photo shots, coffee shots and rest breaks throughout our tour. Sharing my keen knowledge of historical London events and personalities from the early Romans through to Prince Harry
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South Tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

South Tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

CHOOSING THE SOUTH TOUR WILL PROVIDE A CAPTIVATING EXPERIENCE. ONCE WE LEAVE THE HUB YOU ARE INSTANTLY TRAVELING THROUGH WHITEHALL WHERE YOU GET TO SEE THE QUEEN’S GUARD, 10 DOWNING STREET AND MUCH MORE BEFORE THE STUNNING BIG BEN, HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT AND WESTMINSTER ABBEY APPEAR ON THE HORIZON. YOU WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO DELVE INTO SOUTHBANK WHERE YOU GET FAMILIAR WITH ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, TATE MODERN, SHAKESPEARE GLOBE, THE FAMOUS BOROUGH MARKET AND OF COURSE THE SHARD BEFORE DRIVING OVER TOWER BRIDGE AND THROUGH UPPER THAMES STREET WHERE YOU WITNESS THE BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE RIVER THAMES AND THE SOUTHBANK. FINALLY, WE WILL REACH TRAFALGAR SQUARE THROUGH NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE. FURTHERMORE, BY TAKING SOUTH TOUR, YOU WILL OBSERVE SITES SUCH AS TATE BRITAIN, LAMBETH PALACE, MI5 BUILDINGS AND MUCH MORE.
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Private Shakespeare Walking Tour of London

Private Shakespeare Walking Tour of London

Led by one of our fantastic guides, who are not only experienced tour guides but actors or directors who trained at some of the finest drama schools in the world including the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this tour is not to be missed! Starting at Farringdon Station we will explore locations that Shakespeare would have been familiar with and which are still left standing after the great fire of London and the London Blitz. We will also explore areas of London, which although much changed, inspired Shakespeare and allowed him to progress from being the son of a glove maker to a servant of the King. During the tour we will learn how Shakespeare became the ‘immortal bard’, debate if Shakespeare wrote the plays we credit him with and explore why Shakespeare’s works are still enjoyed and celebrated in the 21st Century. Please note that due to the distance between locations the tour will use public transport between Barbican and Aldgate Underground Stations.
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Private Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Private Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

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We believe that Harry Potter changed the world. No book series before or since has had an impact on so many people, muggle and wizard alike. We know it changed our lives, it taught us to be brave in the face of evil, that no hero is perfect, and to stand by our friends. This magical Private Harry Potter Walking Tour Of London offers you the chance to see the filming locations from the Harry Potter film franchise, explore locations mentioned in the books, and learn more about the ‘boy who lived’ from a passionate Harry Potter fan. Along the way, I’ll explain what parts of London inspired J. K. Rowling, how these places were transfigured into the books, and how the Harry Potter films re-energised the British film industry. There will also be plenty of opportunities to re-enact scenes from the films as well as stops for selfies, pauses for photos, and the chance to learn a little bit more about London in general. This tour is perfect for Potterheads, Squibs, and even Muggles!
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Private Doctor Who Tour of London with 'The Master'

Private Doctor Who Tour of London with 'The Master'

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Westminster and City Tour

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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

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William Shakespeare's London Full Day Tour

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7 Day Private Tour of London with Host Family Accommodation

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8 Day London Junior Kings and Queens Private English Course

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London 8 Day Tour with English Language Course

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8 Day Music Theatre and Movies English Course in London

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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

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London 8 Day Private British History English Course and Tour

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The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

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Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a Private group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha...
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  • 3 hours
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$128.15
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VIP Tour: Award Winning Christmas Market Tour

VIP Tour: Award Winning Christmas Market Tour

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  • 3 hours
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VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a small group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha... As a VIP you will get a luxury drink on top of your experience
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  • 3 hours
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VIP British Food Tour

VIP British Food Tour

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Fun London Day Tour By Local University Students

Fun London Day Tour By Local University Students

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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Private Tour of London

Half-Day Private Tour of London

Over the course of the tour, you will learn in detail the remarkable history of London whilst exploring it’s most imposing sites. We specialise in providing tours that are not only informative, but genuinely enjoyable and engaging too. Our guides don’t bore you with huge lists of dates and historical facts. They share their historical knowledge in a way that is fun and interesting to all our visitors. In the first hour of this tour you will visit the Tower of London and learn about the bloody activities of the infamous Henry VIII. Our expert guide will dazzle you with stores of the Crown Jewels at the Tower Bridge, separate myths from facts and take you on a splendid journey across centuries. The second hour will focus on fiction and the arts! Discover Shakespeare’s Globe, learn about the filming of Harry Potter and see a range of spectacular architecture. At last but not least, the third hour will cover key central landmarks steeped in history.
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