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Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. The original theatre was built in 1599, destroyed by the fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644. The modern Globe Theatre is an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings. It is considered quite realistic, though modern safety requirements mean that it accommodates only 1,400 spectators compared to the original theatre's 3,000.Shakespeare's Globe was founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker, built about 230 metres from the site of the original theatre and opened to the public in 1997, with a production of Henry V. The site also includes the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor theatre which opened in January 2014. Wikipedia
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Shakespeare's Globe Guided Tours with Optional Shakespearean Afternoon Tea
The iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays! Their expert guide-storytellers provide a fascinating tour of the Globe Theatre auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Playhouse, the London Shakespeare would have known and the Globe reconstruction process in the 1990s. Their guides will also bring the theatre to life exploring how the ‘wooden ‘O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space for performance. Upgrade to enjoy an enchanting afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe, the theatres onsite restaurant following your tour. This experience puts a theatrical twist on afternoon tea, with plays such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as inspiration.Take in views of London whilst enjoying a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet delicacies served on bespoke crockery decorated with illustrations inspired by the plays.
Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
See some of England's famous towns and castles on this full-day trip from London. Visiting Oxford, you'll enjoy a city walking tour and see the elegant university colleges. Take a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, and explore medieval Warwick Castle with its waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds.
City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon with a 24-hour or 48-hour bus ticket aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus! See Stratford’s most exciting landmarks and attractions with ease with our flexible hop-on hop-off feature – passengers can hop on and hop off at any of the 10 tour stops along the route! Hop-off and discover key points of interest including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Hall’s Croft and the River Avon!
Borough Market and beyond
While Borough Market is firmly on the tourist trail I will show you the hidden, quirky history that only the locals know. Starting from the famous market we will discover the heroes and villains that makes this corner of London such an amazing place. Guaranteed only small groups away from the crowds in the quiet backstreets. This is a family friendly tour, with a personal touch. Behind the waterfront 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 the area's dark side! Friendly, fun and informative tours with a fully qualified tour guided. An excellent safe way to reintroduce you and your friends back to London! Or if you are a local a great way to find about your city's secrets and quiz a real London expert. Message me if you would like a private group or corporate tour. This could be an ideal present for the history buff in your life! Find out about my other tours via @stevedoestours
Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Guided Small Group Tour from London
Experience some of the most famous tourist attractions in England with this Oxford, Stratford and Cotswold Villages small group tour. This tour includes an orientation tour and free time to explore Stratford-Upon-Avon, the entrance to the School Room of Shakespeare, a scenic drive through The Cotswolds with plenty of opportunities to take photos of the traditional English villages, and a walking tour through the university city of Oxford. You will enjoy comfortable transportation by luxury minibus with the services of an experienced tour guide throughout the day.
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