Guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre with optional Afternoon Tea – London

8 reviews

Highlights

  • The world of William Shakespeare

  • The backstage secrets of the plays

  • A themed Afternoon Tea at the end of the tour as an option

  • The services of a guide

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English

Opening times 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

The Globe Theatre is the world-famous venue that showcased the works of the talented William Shakespeare.

The Globe Theatre reopened in 1997 and stands a few hundred yards from its original site in 1642.

Your expert guide will take you on a fascinating 45 minute tour of this iconic site, with colourful stories about the theatre's history and will transport you back to 1599, the year of The Globe's construction and the heyday of Shakespeare. You will also discover everything about the painstaking reconstruction and admire the "Wooden O" – a unique architectural building! Afterwards, you can enjoy live demonstrations of  Elizabethan dressing, stage fighting and printing the plays!

After your visit to this prestigious theatre, you will have the opportunity to relax in the Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan Restaurant. Enjoy a classic English Afternoon Tea presented on our bespoke A Midsummer Night’s Dream crockery, which comprises a selection of sandwiches, cakes and an English tea blend of your choice and a glass of Prosecco.

Options

When you book, you will be asked to choose from the folllowing options:

  • Guided Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Guided Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe with A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea (Afternoon Tea served Monday to Saturday 1.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm – not available throughout December)         
    Menu: Tea of your choice, glass of prosecco, selection of sandwiches, selection of cakes, scone with cream and jam.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Opening times
    • March to October:
      Monday 9.00 – 4.30pm
      Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm
      Sunday 9.00am – 11.00am
    • November to February:
      Monday to Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Frequency: tours take place every 30 minutes during opening times stated above. It is advisable to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to last tour departure time
  • Language: tour commented in English
  • Free foreign-language sheets available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Korean
  • Location: Bankside
     
  • Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan Restaurant:
  • Please arrive at the Swan Restaurant at least 15 minutes prior to your Afternoon Tea in order to enjoy your experience
     
  • To take part in the tour, you will need to present your voucher upon arrival
  • Getting there: underground stations London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines) or Mansion House (District and Circle lines)
  • To benefit from reduced tariffs (child, senior, student), you will need to present valid ID or a student card
  • Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Admission to and guided tour of the Globe Theatre
  • The services of a guide
  • A themed Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco (if option chosen)

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

8 reviews
  • J'ai adoré cette visite le guide est parfait la visite ne dure pas trop longtemps mais suffisamment pour connaître l'histoire du Globe. Je recommande vivement !
    Mélanie T.
    Jun 3, 2019
  • Excellente visite mieux que je j'espérais!!!! Un guide au top et plein d'humour!!!
    Marie-Rose D.
    Nov 4, 2017
  • visite très intéressante, dommage que le guide ne parle qu'en anglais car il n'était donné aux étrangers qu'une feuille simple traduite en diverses langues qui était trop succinte
    sophie F.
    Apr 15, 2017

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