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Shakespeare's Globe

Arriving at the Globe

  • Buildings/IJ/main entrance/CS

By the Riverwalk on foot

From the east – a wide, even footpath, with ramp, runs for approximately 150 metres from Southwark Bridge to Shakespeare’s Globe.

From the west – a wide, even footpath that narrows near the Millennium Bridge (which is also ramped) runs for approximately 200 metres. A ramp descends from the riverwalk to Shakespeare’s Globe.

Please note that a short section of the Thames Path will be closed at Blackfriars until late 2011. Please allow at least an extra 15 minutes for your journey. For more details please click here.


By train and underground

Closest overground stations: Cannon Street*, London Bridge, and Waterloo.

Closest underground stations: Mansion House (District & Circle Lines), London Bridge (Northern & Jubilee Lines), Southwark (Jubilee Line), and St Paul’s (Central Line).

*Please note that Cannon Street underground station closes at 9:30pm on weekdays and 7:20pm on Saturdays. It is also closed on Sundays.

Step Free Stations

London Bridge, Waterloo and Southwark stations all have step free access from the platform to street level. See More Information at the bottom of this page for further details on assisted travel on London transport.

By bus

Local routes include:
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge

15, 17 to Cannon Street

11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House

381 to Southwark Street

344 to Southwark Bridge Road

RV1 to Sumner Street


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 (open 24 hours, seven days a week).

Parking around Shakespeare’s Globe itself is limited, but is possible on New Globe Walk on display of a blue badge.

Shakespeare’s Globe has two bookable disabled parking spaces; allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please book via the Access Information Line on 0207 902 1409 or call the Box Office on 020 7401 9919.

London black cabs can be found outside Shakespeare’s Globe’s main entrance (New Globe Walk) and at the taxi rank to the west of Tate Modern which is a five minute walk from The Globe. A free direct telephone to a local mini-cab service is located to the right of the glass doors in the main foyer.


By coach

There is a setting down point on Southwark Bridge, with approximately 40 uneven steps leading to the riverwalk. 


Wheelchair users

Take Sumner Street on the right beyond Southwark Bridge and turn right into Emerson Street, which leads into New Globe Walk.


More information

For further travel information, please contact:

Transport for London’s Access and Mobility passenger helpline.
Telephone: 020 7222 1234
Textphone: 020 7918 3015
Email: travelinfo@tfl.gov.uk