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As a Shakespeare nerd I was so excited to attend the Globe Theatre and see the wonderful work they have done trying to replicate the globe theatre for modern audiences. We had a very small tour six of us so we were able to have a lot more question time with the lovely guide and able to sit up in the top rung of seats. The little museum about Shakespearian London is also very interesting and a good way to pass the time before the tour starts. We will be returning in the summer so we can attend a performance at the Globe.
Condiff United States of ...
The atmosphere and the information that was given was fantastic!
Very enjoyable tour, our guide was very informative and put some humor into the experienceGillian
It was amazing to be inside this theater and imagine what was like back in the days.
A little bit of a mix up with booking afternoon tea and exchanging the voucher. I included my home phone number as I didn't have my travel sim phone number when I booked. The Swan rang home Australia to confirm, I didn't know and so I rang number on voucher to see what was going on as its site said no seats available for afternoon tea. All was sorted and I had a tour at 11:30, but I was supposed to be there at 11 but didn't know and afternoon tea at 2:30. The tour and exhibition were great and afternoon tea was delicious.
Excellent tour, excellent guide, amazing history, and truly worth the time!
Suzy Q United States of ...
Wonderful tour, had the best tour guide and the tea was a wonderful experience along with seeing theatre the way it used to be back in the day
Loved going to the theatre. Entire experience was great. Could really picture how it was and loved the theatre construction and exhibits. Didn't leave quite enough time as there's more to see than you think. Also a very short walk from there to the Tate gallery.
We completely enjoyed seeing the theater and listening to the guide explain it and how it was back at that time. The tour was 30 minutes and afterward we went through the exhibit. I wish we had known that there was a performance after our tour so we could have attended it. Viator was wrong about the time to be there. But the local tour company was spot on and we went from the tour to the exhibit and then to tea. We would have been too early if we listened to Viator. The tea was in a nice hotel and very tasty and more than we could eat.
A wonderful tour guide. Learnt a lot of interesting facts. Well worth it.
The tour was quick and lovely. The tea was EXCEPTIONAL! The food and tea were delicious, service superb and views were fabulous!
My family including two sons 21 and 18 LOVED this!! The tour was so informative and our guide was knowledgeable and funny. There was a rehearsal going on while we were there and it was fun to be able to watch that. The museum about all the aspects of theater in Shakespeare's time was fabulous! It covered everything from costumes and how they kept them clean, to the musicians, to the Thames Ice Fairs. I never knew about these, but in the early 17th century when the Thames would freeze, fairs were set up on the ice. To cap off this great experience, we had the optional afternoon high tea at The Swan next door. I can not speak highly enough of this!!! The restaurant is beautiful and right out our window was St. Paul's dome, and the staff was attentive and helpful. It was my husband and sons' first time at high tea and as they were quite hungry, they could have taken down our tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam in about 5 min. We had the table for two hours so after explaining to them that this was an EXPERIENCE and that we needed to take our time and savor it all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Don't miss out on this quintessential English experience.
If you enjoy the theatre , this is a must see! You really get to see what it was like to see a play during this time. The guide gives a perfect description and tells several stories. Informative!
Although we did not see a play here, you can. That would be really cool!
Wear your warm clothes! It is an outdoor theater and you can get cold!
Our guide was FANTASTIC! I wasn't sure what to expect but this definitely exceeded my expectations. We booked over 10 excursions via Viator and flawless transactions.
Wonderful experience!! Guide was well versed. Afternoon tea at The Swan was delectable!!
Jennifer United States of ...
Super easy to walk right in for a tour with our printout confirmation email. Our entire family loved this tour and the kids said it was their favorite London attraction ages 6, 9, 10, 15. Our Cockney guide was funny and informative. Plenty of time to take pictures. The museum is a not-to-miss site afterwards with activities and exhibits for all ages. We even got to see a clothing demonstration - they dressed up my 10 yo daughter in peasant apparel!
I loved this museum and guided tour. The exhibits are wonderful! I wished we had purchased tickets for a play but we had not. Our high tea was fabulous!! There was so much food that it was our lunch and dinner. Definitely worth treating yourself to this! You will remember it!
Great guide and very interesting history. Loved the costumes and the overall experience.
emmaknock United Kingdom
I took this tour on my birthday and it was a lovely way to spend the day. I arrived at the Globe about 15 minutes before my tour start time and had no trouble collecting the tickets and joining up with the group and guide in the exhibition area. The tour began outside the Globe, where we learned about the reconstruction of the theatre, and then we went inside and sat down in the ‘two penny’ seats. Our guide Lauren was awesome. She told us all about the Globe, Shakespeare and Elizabethan London, and had the whole group laughing and engaged throughout. After the tour, I made my way through the exhibition with an audio guide. There’s loads to see and read about, as well as some clothing and stage-fighting demonstrations, so give yourself plenty of time. I upgraded to finish with afternoon tea at the Swan and I’m so glad I did. The menus, tea set and food are all in the theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If you take this tour, I highly recommend opting for the afternoon tea.
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