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Shakespeare's Globe Guided Tours with Optional Afternoon Tea provided by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Shakespeare's Globe Guided Tours with Optional Afternoon Tea

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Travel back in time to 16th-century London with a visit to the Globe Theater. Begin with a guided tour of a scaled reproduction of the famous playhouse to get a behind-the-scenes look at what theater going was like in the Elizabethan era. Then use a provided audio guide to explore the Globe Exhibition independently. Expand your Shakespearean experience with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' themed meal at the museum's cafe.
  • Enjoy an immersive guided tour of the theater
  • Explore the Globe Exhibition independently
  • Gain an in depth understanding of Shakespeare
  • Upgrade to have afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe
Important Information
Departure Point
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (maximum 45 people)
  • Tour and afternoon tea, if option selected
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour takes 40 minutes, upon arrival you will join the next available tour, expected waiting time is half an hour.
  • During the peak theatre season (Mid-April to Mid-October) there may be occasions when the Globe Theatre Tours are unavailable due to matinee performances and rehearsals taking place. When the Globe Theatre Tours are not available, Shakespeare's Southwark Tours may be offered instead.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JudyG3131 wrote a review Nov 2020
23 contributions19 helpful votes
I had a tour of the Globe and learned so much about life in Medieval England. The theatre is open to the elements and when it rains, those standing at the front, the Groundlings, get wet. The tour was full of interest and we were allowed up on the stage to see the theatre from
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jo S wrote a review Oct 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom83 contributions30 helpful votes
In a COVID affected London we arrived for our 10am tour of the Globe to find we were the only ones booked in...essentially a private tour. I can’t express how much we enjoyed the hour we spent in the company of our guide Mark Rowland. The Globe itself is an amazing, charismatic,
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Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Sally62 wrote a review Sep 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4,583 contributions419 helpful votes
It was a last-minute decision to take a guided tour of the theatre but it turned out to be a highlight of the weekend. We were taken around the theatre by one of the actors and she really brought the theatre to life with her explanations about its use now and the history of
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Date of experience: October 2019
5 Helpful votes
Linda Crofts wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a guided Tour so our Guide Gerard Gilroy was the best. Gerard was informative charming and funny. There was not a question he could'nt answer we did not want the tour to end. Thankyou Gerard. Linda and friends .
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Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
lin993 wrote a review Sep 2020
York, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Best places to tour i really love it to travel this place.The tour was informative light-hearted and interesting. I visit around 2 hour which is incredible..
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Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
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A Midsummer Night's dream
On a hot summer day, I went to Shakespeare's Globe Theater for the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. A unique emotion
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A cult place for fans of Shakespear's work
Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theater that saw the light thanks to the determination of the
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Zara B
Renewed our interest for Shakespear!!!
The guide was passionate and knowledgeable made it very interesting for of us, thank u! He made it easy to underst
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Good tour
Good tour around this and good shows like antony and Cleopatra and a midsummer night's dream which had David Te
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A must see experience
Last time we were in London we visited the Globe for a walk round tour, which was absolutely fascinating. Our last
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Worth it for Shakespeare fans
We took a tour of the Globe, as we were interested in the history and the commentaries on Shakespeare's social envi
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Gift shop is worth it
This is a recreation, obviously, or the original theater. It’s interesting construction. The tour is great. My favo
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Shakespeares in Love
Personally, I decided to visit the Theatre in the evening on a rainy day, not a bad idea though:-) The tour was ver
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Interesting and Insightful
The tour was interesting and insightful to the history of the theatre and for providing some historical context. It
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Rainy day tour of the Globe Theatre
The Tour is very interesting. I wouldn't say any of it "behind the scenes". The main portion of it is in the actu
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I booked this tour as a birthday gift and was so glad i did. our tour was at 4pm on saturday the 14th then we booke
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Great place to see a play
Pay extra for a good seat. I recommend the front row on the upper levels so you can lean against the railing. The
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Unassuming building
No time to see except from a river cruise where it was highlighted as a point of interest, though it was part of th
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Great Tour
Fabululous tour. Our guide, Matt was absolutely brilliant. Really gave us an insight into what the theatre and Lond
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Disappointing tour but worth it for the theater-minded
For all the effort that went into creating this spectacular replica, it is disappointing that you don't get much ti
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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