Shakespeare's Globe Updated: 7 months ago

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Shakespeare Globe is a theatre and museum along the Thames, where you can view Shakespeare's plays as well as get to know about Shakespeare's fashion and living areas on a guided tour.

The Shakespeare Globe is on the southern side of the Thames, in the Bankside’s Cultural Quarter (the cultural area) right next to Tate Modern. The globe is an open-air theatre with an open ceiling, where the surrounding roof shelters the viewing areas as well as the stage.

The theatre was established in the 1600s, but it burned down in 1613, demolished in 1644 and rebuilt again according to the original structure in 1997.

Getting there

The nearest underground stations are Mansion House on the northern side of the river (10 minutes away), and London Bridge on the southern side of the bridge (15 minutes away). Another good option is the Thames Clipper, with a dock right outside the theatre.


Right next to the Globe is Tate Modern , and while you're within the area, you should consider crossing the Thames Millennium Bridge towards St. Paul's Cathedral.

Nearest Stations

Blackfriars - 7 min

District Circle London Underground Zone: 1

Mansion House - 7 min

District Circle London Underground Zone: 1

Southwark - 9 min

Jubilee London Underground Zone: 1

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