Located on the bank of the River Thames in Bankside's cultural quarter Shakespeare's Globe welcomes thousands of tourists every day to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare and cutting edge new writing, alongside an exciting programme of education events and a stimulating Exhibition detailing the London in which Shakespeare wrote.
Shakespeare's Globe is best accessed on foot. There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the Theatre.
Please note that a short section of the Thames Path is closed at Blackfriars until late 2011. The diversion route is well signposted.
There are uncovered public bike racks on Bankside and New Globe Walk, both 10 metres from the Theatre. There is also a Transport for London 'Barclay's Cycle Hire' docking point on New Globe Walk.
The local stations are Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk), London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines (10 minute walk), Southwark on the Jubilee Line (15 minute walk), and St Paul's on the Central Line (15 minute walk).
Local routes include:
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
15, 17 to Cannon Street
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House
381 , RV1 to Southwark Street
344 to Southwark Bridge Road
By car and taxi
Where possible, visitors are advised to arrive by public transport or by taxi.
There is an NCP car park on Upper Thames Street on the north side of Southwark Bridge. The car park closes at 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Limited parking is possible on New Globe Walk and the surrounding area on display of a blue disabled badge.
Black cabs may be found all year round on Southwark Bridge. During the theatre season there is a regular supply of cabs outside the main foyer on New Globe Walk.
Bankside Pier is 10 metres from the Theatre.
By hired coach
There is a setting down point on Southwark Bridge, with approximately 40 uneven steps leading to the riverwalk. Wheelchairs can access Shakespeare's Globe by taking Sumner Street on the right beyond the bridge and turning right into Emerson Street which leads into New Globe Walk.