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Shakespeare's Globe Tours

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Shakespeare's Globe
Meticulously constructed using period-appropriate materials to resemble the original Elizabethan Globe Theatre, which stood at a site just 656 feet (200 meters) away, Shakespeare’s Globe brings the theatergoing experience of yore to life. Plays—not exclusively Shakespeare’s, though the bard’s works do dominate the schedule—are staged in the atmospheric, circular, open-air auditorium.
 
The Basics
Visitors who want to get inside Shakespeare’s Globe have two options: either buy tickets to a show (the standing-only, yard tickets are cheapest) or join a 30-minute guided Globe Theatre tour. London Pass holders can enter for free. Tours include access to the theater itself, as well as entry to the interactive Globe Exhibition, which focuses on Elizabethan theater. On select days, tours of the indoor, Jacobean-style, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are also available.
 
Guided tours of the Globe can be combined with A Midsummer Night's Dream–themed afternoon tea, a Thames cruise, or a visit to other Shakespeare-connected London sites such as Southwark Cathedral, where Shakespeare worshipped, and the Anchor Bankside pub, a centuries-old tavern at the heart of the Shakespeare-era theater district.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Shakespeare’s Globe is wheelchair accessible.
  • Performances usually last 2.5 to three hours and include a break.
  • As the theater is open-air, visitors will be exposed to inclement weather during tours and performances. Bring rain gear if necessary, as tours and performances run in all weather. (Umbrellas are not allowed during shows as they can obstruct the stage.)
  • Complimentary audio guides are available for the exhibition.
 
How to Get There
Shakespeare’s Globe stands on London’s South Bank. Take the Tube to St. Paul’s (Central line), Mansion House (District and Circle lines), or London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines). All three stations are within easy walking distance.
 
When to Get There
Plays are staged from mid-April to mid-October, and tours take place year-round. During summer, it’s best to arrive in the morning as tours end early in preparation for matinee performances. 

Best Seats in the House
The best seats in the house are not seats at all, but rather standing tickets. These give you access to the yard, where about 700 “groundlings” (standing audience members) stay on their feet during the entire performance. Not only do these tickets put you close to the action, but they also offer the best stage views. Alternatively, book tickets for the gallery, which has bench seating. 
Address: London, England
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The Original Bike Tour

The Original Bike Tour

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Ideal for travelers seeking an alternative experience of London, this half-day bike tour allows you to stray from the beaten path and discover local London. Focusing on the lesser-known east side of the city, the tour covers the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the industrial Dockyards. Browse enticing food stalls at Borough Market, cycle across the iconic Tower Bridge, and admire the latest additions to London’s skyline, including The London Shard and The Gherkin. 
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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
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London Food Tour : Feast & Explore London's Southbank!!

London Food Tour : Feast & Explore London's Southbank!!

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We will explore 20+ of London’s major landmarks & the best of British foods. This will give you a good idea of the history & tastes of Europe’s best-loved city After the walking tour we will stop for an hour & taste the best of British foods in one of London's oldest food markets : Borough market. Its a bustling hub of smells and flavours Sights Include : Shakespeare’s Globe Theater London Bridge Southwark Cathedral The Shard (Tallest skyscraper in the EU) HMS Belfast (WW2 Battleship) Square Mile Tower Bridge Tower of London Winchester Palace The Clink Prison Old warehouses from the time of the empire Harry Potter filming locations Borough Market Tate Modern Gallery Foods you will try include : Fish & Chips (mushy peas/gravy), Ale, Pie & Mash (gravy) and a world famous dessert..
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Private London Landmarks by Car

Private London Landmarks by Car

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Skip the hassle of navigating London’s public transport system alone during a private tour by car. As well as beating the crush of the London underground, you’ll benefit from both the undivided attention and insider knowledge of a private guide, who can provide tailored recommendations to last your entire vacation.
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London tour in a Porsche or Luxury Land Rover

London tour in a Porsche or Luxury Land Rover

You will tell us what time you want to start the tour then your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel/ Accommodation. Explore London with a private driver who takes you around the city in Porsche Cayenne or a Luxury Land Rover. you can customize your  private tour service to your needs, whether you want to visit famous sightseeing spots such; -Green Park -The Globe Theatre -Trafalgar Square -Piccadilly Circus -British Museum -Regent Street -Tower of London -London Bridge Mayfair -Hyde Park -Royal Albert Hall -Harrods -Buckingham palace -10 Downing Street -London Eye -Natural History Museum
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The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

The Original Tour - London by Night with River Cruise

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Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you. A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat. The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience. Some of the landmarks on our night tour include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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Borough Market and beyond

Borough Market and beyond

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While Borough Market is firmly on the tourist trail, I will show you the hidden history that not even the locals know. Starting from the famous market we will wander and discover the heroes and villains that makes Borough such an amazing place. Behind the waterfront, with Tate Modern and the Global, there is a maze of streets, with 2,000 years of history to uncover. We will hear about Shakespeare and his rivals, who inspired Dickens and Bankside's dark side! An excellent way to find out more about this amazing part of London, with a qualified London tour guide. Guarantee only small groups, meeting Covid-19 safety measures and away from the crowds in the quiet backstreets. This is a family friendly tour.
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you—set your own itinerary and explore London your way on this private tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions of your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.  
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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London of Shakespeare, private walking tour

London of Shakespeare, private walking tour

Discover London at the time of iconic playwright William Shakespeare on this 2-hour private walking tour. Visit City, South Bank & Southwark, see and discover the History of the cultural attractions that Shakespeare knew, including the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Rose Theatre, and Southwark Cathedral. Visite Londres is a company of cultural mediation, which offers privates visits of London. The visitor is accompanied by a private cultural mediator who presents them neighbourhoods, museums, monuments, etc., and tells fabulous stories. Our team is composed of dynamic Londoners who will share their knowledge and experience of the British capital. At any time of the visit, the public can interact with the mediator, asking him the questions they want. Ensuing debates and games allowing to learn while having fun.
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Private Shakespeare Walking Tour of London

Private Shakespeare Walking Tour of London

Led by one of our fantastic guides, who are not only experienced tour guides but actors or directors who trained at some of the finest drama schools in the world including the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this tour is not to be missed! Starting at Farringdon Station we will explore locations that Shakespeare would have been familiar with and which are still left standing after the great fire of London and the London Blitz. We will also explore areas of London, which although much changed, inspired Shakespeare and allowed him to progress from being the son of a glove maker to a servant of the King. During the tour we will learn how Shakespeare became the ‘immortal bard’, debate if Shakespeare wrote the plays we credit him with and explore why Shakespeare’s works are still enjoyed and celebrated in the 21st Century. Please note that due to the distance between locations the tour will use public transport between Barbican and Aldgate Underground Stations.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

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Explore the main attractions along London’s central riverside on this half-day Thames River bike tour. On this small-group excursion, see the world-famous sites that flank the river, including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, cross the Tower Bridge and indulge in international delicacies at Borough Market. As you ride, enjoy interesting commentary about the city's rich and extensive history. 
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London in one day! See the main 30+ sights. Small group walking tour

London in one day! See the main 30+ sights. Small group walking tour

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You will have a fun guided tour of the 30+ most famous sights in London and also see the striking display of the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. Along the way your expert guide will make history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales about life in London. We start in historic Covent Garden, then on to Trafalgar Square. We watch the dazzling display of the Changing of the Queen’s Lifeguards. We walk down the world famous Mall to St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, beautiful St James’s Park, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time for photos and even…to see a few Harry Potter filming locations! We then hop on the underground to London Bridge where we visit Borough Market for lunch, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Join us on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of the city's famous 30+ sights.
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St. Paul's Cathedral & City of London Private Tour for Kids and Families

St. Paul's Cathedral & City of London Private Tour for Kids and Families

You and your family will discover the majesty of St. Paul's Cathedral and the surrounding area as you join our 3-hour kid-friendly tour! Led by a Blue Badge guide with vast experience in tours with children of all ages, you will be able to admire the beauty of this world famous cathedral and iconic London landmark. You will also explore the area surrounding St. Paul's Cathedral on a short sightseeing walking tour and you will see some of the most popular attractions in the City of London from the outside, such as the remains of the Roman Wall, the Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, the Shakespeare Globe Theatre and other interesting London hotspots.
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VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a small group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha... As a VIP you will get a luxury drink on top of your experience
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  • 3 hours
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VIP British Food Tour

VIP British Food Tour

We aim to convince you that British Food is not that bad :) In a small group, you will discover the South Bank & Borough Market. These are two of the most loved areas of London which offer the most delicious and best variety of food in town. Here we will discover the best of British food from local artisans. This will give you a good idea of the history and tastes of one of the World's most dynamic cities Foods you will try include: Bacon Sandwich Scones Tea presentation Award-Winning Sausage Roll Fish & Chips Cider Beer & English Pub Snacks Sample of British Cheese (or alternative) You will receive a glass of bubble At the start we will head through the South Bank, stopping at renowned landmarks such as Shakespeare’s Globe, The Anchor Pub and Borough Market (1000-year-old Food Market: oldest in Europe). We will nibble, taste & try food all along the route while you discover some unusual facts & stories about this incredible neighbourhood and its landmarks.
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Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a Private group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha...
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The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a small group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha...
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 Harry Potter's Private London Taxi Tour

Harry Potter's Private London Taxi Tour

Calling all fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this private full-day tour combines famous Harry Potter filming locations with top London sites. In an iconic black taxi cab, you’ll tick off London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe while your guide points out locations linked to Harry Potter. Pose on Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross rail station; visit the real-life Grimmauld Place; and see Millennium Bridge, destroyed by Death Eaters in the penultimate movie. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Westminster To Tower Bridge Walking Tour With A Local Guide In London

Westminster To Tower Bridge Walking Tour With A Local Guide In London

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During your time in London, leave the beaten path and experience local London life on this private half-day walking tour. Alongside a local guide, you’ll visit top attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge before uncovering hidden passages and foodie hotspots. Stray from the tourist trail and visit pubs, markets, and restaurants favored by locals and omitted from guide books. By choosing this private tour, you’ll be able to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

This is the London tour program that you desire. Your choices with no hassle and no time wasted and simply for the person who is tired of comparing agency tours only to find you always have to give up one thing for something else. Just pick the highlights you wish to see & visit from the list below and we will create your very private and bespoke dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine Select from places like the Big Ben, London Eye, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more. Transportation in the city is no problem at all. We will use our massive public transportation for you. No waiting in long lines - No traffic - More time for fun and frolic. Just ask us.
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Heathrow Layover Experience (Private Full Day Tour)

Heathrow Layover Experience (Private Full Day Tour)

Why endure a ‘when’s-it-going-to-get-over’ layover? Take matters into your hands. Make it an eventful day to remember. Heathrow to Central London and back in time for your connecting flight? Sounds good. The Premier Classic London Tour experience gives you all the eye-candy you could wish for. Most of London’s iconic landmarks, including 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites + 2 Tudor Palaces…fair enough? All the essentials ticked off, including the biggies like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Bridge, River Thames, Tower Bridge, St.Pauls Cathedral and many more. Active eyeballs, please. Take photo-stops everywhere for proof. Themes vary according to the guide’s mood or yours. Royalty and Politics? Flashback into ancient history? Playhouses and Pubs? Movie and music site locations? You name it, we do it for you. All in one action-packed day. Oops, are we out of time already?
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  • 7 hours
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