Shakespeare’s Globe guided tour with Shakespearean afternoon tea
Attractions & guided tours

Shakespeare’s Globe guided tour with Shakespearean afternoon tea

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get lost in the world of Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre
  • Listen as the theatre comes to life with your tour guide
  • Enjoy afternoon tea inspired by Shakespeare's plays!
What to expect

Immerse yourselves in the world of Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, brought to life by a guided tour, followed by a delightful afternoon tea at the Swan bar and restaurant!

The tour will start with a visit to William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre. Your expert guide will bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life with colorful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space. Take a seat ‘within this wooden ‘O’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.

Following your tour, eat your way through an enchanting afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe, the theatre's onsite bar and restaurant. The Swan’s beautiful dining room overlooks St. Paul’s Cathedral and the majestic River Thames. Take in the stunning views of London whilst enjoying a selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones and sweet delicacies.

This is an immersive Shakespearean experience not to be missed!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • 50-minute guided tour
    • Afternoon tea
    Where

    Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT

    Meeting point:
    Please arrive at the entrance to Shakespeare's Globe at the Groundling Gates on Bankside where a staff member will be there to greet you at an outdoor information pod.
    What to remember
    • As this is a working theatre, tour times vary due to performance schedules or sometimes take place during rehearsals (giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process!)
    • Guided tours are in English, however, free information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese
    • There is no dress code for the tour or the afternoon tea, but appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended as tours take place outdoors
    • There is a maximum of 6 people per tour
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure
    • Guided tours take place in all weather
    • All Swan at the Globe spaces have step-free access
    • Only contactless payments are accepted at the Globe Theatre
    • Swan at the Globe can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets for the afternoon tea and also do their best to accommodate other special diets, but cannot guarantee to do so
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    Provider
    Shakespeare's Globe
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the experience begins.

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