Shakespeare's Globe by the riverside at night time


Our address and your options for travelling here

We are located on Bankside – a riverside area and visitor destination in the borough of Southwark, London. You will find us next to the Tate Modern and across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral.


Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk


For those using public transport, please be aware that TFL has current safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Plan your journey in advance and pay with contactless or an Oyster card. You are required to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth (unless you are exempt) and please try to maintain social distancing where possible. Follow signs and listen to staff announcements. You are advised to wash your hands before and after your journey and to carry hand sanitiser.


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On foot

There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the theatre.


Local stations are: Blackfriars (10 minute walk, South Bank exit, lifts to street level from platform); London Bridge (15 minute walk); Cannon Street (20 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 minute walk).


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 Santander Cycle Hire docking point on New Globe Walk.


Local routes include: 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Station, on Southwark Street).


Our local stations are: Blackfriars on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk); Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk); London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines (15 minute walk); Southwark on the Jubilee Line (15 minute walk) and St Paul’s on the Central Line (15 minute walk).


If you are arriving 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.


Bankside Pier is 10 metres from Shakespeare’s Globe and is served every 20 minutes throughout the day by MBNA Thames Clippers, with the last boat leaving Bankside at 23.22 each evening.

MBNA Thames Clippers serve 21 piers throughout London, including Embankment, London Eye, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf and Greenwich. Save money when you buy tickets online or touch in and out with Oyster or contactless to pay as you go.

Car & taxi

Where possible, visitors are advised to arrive by public transport or by taxi.

There is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange on the north side of Southwark Bridge (open 24 hours, seven days a week).

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. It may also be possible to pick one up from outside the main foyer on New Globe Walk. Alternatively, you can book a taxi or minicab via the TFL website.

Those using taxis and private hire vehicles should use a face covering for the duration of their journey.



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