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Really interesting place to visit - good tour - right length. Want to go and see a play there now.
Excellent guide and exhibits. Give yourself lots of time to go through the exhibition before the tour. Top notch!
As a former English major, seeing Shakespeare's Globe Theater was at the top of my "to do" list while visiting London! The theater is beautiful, and the tour guide was very informative. I think I took nearly 100 photos of the theater alone! lol I was also extremely grateful that they let me use my ticket two days later than I'd originally booked it for. I highly recommend this excursion and will be using Viator for my future excursions.
This was absolutely fabulous. It was very easy to spend a half day here. The guided tour of the theatre was excellent and then you could stay as long as you liked to enjoy the museum. Don't miss this.
Wow what a neat looking open air theatre. Dress warm during winter months viewing. You are outside when touring the actual theatre. Great guides too. The shop was fun! Bought a mask. The hot mull wine was a nice welcome drink coming in from the cold. Very friendly people. The extra exhibits although few, were good. Stay long enough to watch them show what it takes for a women to get dressed. All the different elements are demonstrated. You can walk from the London Eye to numerous museums sites, and to the Globe theatre and back. Nice long walk along river bank. Entertainment along the way and food stops.
Excellent tour guide and I really felt like I was in a theater from Shakespeare's time.
The displays and tour of the theatre were fabulous. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour / theatre come to life with his descriptions.
I included the option for afternoon tea which didn't go as well as expected. The ticket counter didn't know what to do with that portion of the voucher when I originally checked in and suggested my name would be on a list included at the restaurant. They didn't give me the name, which would have helped, and the friends of the theatre information desk didn't know anything about it either. I finally found the correct place only to be told that I would have to go back to the theatre and get a voucher for the meal. Thankfully another worker decided to accompany me to get this sorted out instead of just sending me away. The ticket counter didn't have any vouchers for the day, no list of bookings from Viator and had general confusion. After many conversations to many people it was sorted and they were able to squeeze me in to the bookings for the afternoon. The Swan restaurant hold a time slot for each booking made. That was interesting considering I was the only person in the room while I had tea other than a couple that was checking out the room for a potential booking and the staff that were discussing new drinks / menu items for the week. Food was excellent, but an awkward experience.
Interesting tour. Fortunately we went early in the morning and took the 10:30 tour because the theatre closed for rehearsal at 11am. They don't necessarily tell you this when you book.
This was a wonderful tour! We learned about the original Globe Theater and in the exhibition halls themselves, there is a lot to see and learn! Highly recommend that if you take this tour, show up an hour early (or stay an hour later, if you take an early tour) just to see the various exhibits.
The tour was wonderful, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, very friendly and I enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend this tour to anyone!
We got there too late for the last tour which was at 12:30, the staff there were very apologetic and so sweet, and wanted to change our tickets (at no charge) to the next day so we could come back for a tour, unfortunately this was our last day in London. We did go into the exhibition area and it was fascinating, lots to read and see, costumes, all the history and models of the theatre. We did have tickets for the 2:00 showing of Macbeth, it was AMAZING! The actors are incredible and the overall performance was exceptional! All 7 of us from 10 yrs old to 52 absolutely were thrilled with the experience! It was the most exciting thing we did in London, get tickets to see a performance here if at all possible!
My friend and I enjoyed our trip to The Globe Theatre very much. I had been a few years ago but still found it fascinating, that being down to our guide as she was full of enthusiasm and obviously knew everything there is to know about the theatre. I think the weather helped as well, the theatre being in such a super position overlooking the river; so much to see and do.