21 New Globe Walk
Shakespeare's Globe is committed to the safety and security of all our visitors and staff. We currently have enhanced security, with all bags being checked. Some entrances may be closed, so please follow signage. Please arrive in good time, do not bring any large bags and check the Calendar before your visit or call +44 (0)20 7902 1500 to find out about our latest opening times. For the latest travel updates please visit Transport for London.
Shakespeare's Globe is committed to the safety and security of all our visitors and staff. We currently have enhanced security, with all bags being checked. Some entrances may be closed, so please follow signage. Please arrive in good time, do not bring any large bags and check the Calendar before your visit or call +44 (0)20 7902 1500 to find out about our latest opening times.
Waterloo disruption: 5 – 28 August
If you are travelling to Shakespeare’s Globe via Waterloo, please note that many transport services in the area will be affected for most of August as work begins on platform extension at Waterloo station. It is likely that other services in the area will also be busier than usual, so please leave additional time for your journey. You can find more information about the works on the following websites:
There are excellent footpaths along the river from Waterloo and from Southwark Bridge. The Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the Theatre.
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 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).
The major local stations are Blackfriars (10 minute walk) London Bridge (15 minute walk), Cannon Street (15 minute walk) and Waterloo (25 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 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. You can book a taxi or minicab via the TFL website. Click here to view the TFL website.
Bankside Pier is 10 metres from the theatre 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. Find out more: www.thamesclippers.com
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.