Watch Shakespeare’s legacy come alive in Bankside London


Learn about the history of Shakespeare’s Globe with a guided tour before enjoying some of the most famous plays ever written.

Since opening in 1997, Shakespeare’s Globe has become a must-see for anyone considering a weekend theatre trip to the capital. The Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition and Tour gives the chance to find out about the history of the world’s most famous theatre and its most celebrated playwright, William Shakespeare.

The exhibits and expert Blue Badge Tour guides provide fascinating background to the Bard’s most loved plays before you watch them performed on the faithfully recreated stage. With some of the finest Shakespearean actors treading its boards, Shakespeare’s Globe offers internationally acclaimed performances in a traditional Elizabethan setting, right in the heart of London.

The Rose Playhouse nearby offers another fascinating glimpse into Elizabethan England. It pre-dates the Globe and was re-discovered by archaeologists in 1989 after disappearing from the map. Include the site in your cultural holiday to see the original theatre’s foundations and an exhibition of the theatre’s history.

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