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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, England (Southwark)
020 7902 1400
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Ranked #41 of 2,332 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've been to the Globe twice and loved it each time. The tour around the theater is great and both times the guides were wonderful. The museum itself is very interesting. And the gift shop is great!

The whole area outside is great fun as well.

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“A Piece of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Even if you're not into Shakespeare, you won't be disappointed by a visit to the Globe. Set on the banks of the Thames, near Millennium Bridge, it's a lovely walk either across the river from Blackfriars or along the embankment from London Bridge. Make sure you buy tickets for one of the plays, some of which are performed in languages other than English to accommodate visiting theatrical companies and tourists. It's like stepping back in time when you enter the theatre and see how plays were performed in the days of Elizabeth the First. Afterwards, you can either take in some modern culture at the Tate Modern and, if you walk towards London Bridge, you see some of the oldest parts of the original city of London, including Clink Prison.

Visited January 2013
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“A one off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have been to the Globe a couple of time and both were amazing, its location alone is worth the visit. The whole place buzzes with atmosphere whether you are seated or standing in the pit, my preference is the pit as you feel more part of it all. It costs £5 for the pit and I cannot think of anything you can get for that money or double that comes close especially in London.

Visited October 2012
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“Perfect for more than just Shakespeare nerds.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I adore Shakespeare, so I may be bias, but I love The Globe. I took the tour once which was really interesting. It takes you all around, shows you things like costuming and stage setup of that time as well as 'special effects'. Sometimes you can see them setting up or rehearsing a play. When I went they were getting the stage ready for The Tempest.
I returned to The Globe another time to watch a performance of Henry VIII Part 1. I bought standing tickets because I thought it would be cool to do as the commoners did during Elizabethan times. I'm happy I did but I will buy actual seats next time because it is a LONG time to be standing.

The gift shop is a must for Shakespeare buffs. I can't tell you how much money I spent there, on everything from stationary to mugs to copies of Shakespeare's plays.

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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent tour guide with lots of knowledge, allow plenty of time if you intend to do the exhibition as well as the tour which runs every half hour or so,added bonus for us was that rehearsals where taking place so it gave a great idea of how the audience would see a play.

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