21 New Globe Walk
Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary Weekend
On Saturday 23 April Shakespeare's Globe will be closed until approximately 10.30am. This is due to a private event taking place at The Globe. There will be general road closures surrounding Shakespeare's Globe from 8.00am until approximately 11.00am.
On Sunday 24 April, London will be a lot busier than usual due to the London Marathon taking place, especially around the London Bridge and Tower Bridge areas. If you are attending The Complete Walk, we advise visiting the London Marathon website for more information on the Marathon route.
London Underground, London Overground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) all lay on extra services on Race Day. For travel updates and to plan your journey, visit the TfL website.
Shakespeare's Globe is best accessed on foot. 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 Thames Clippers, with the last boat leaving Bankside at 23.22 each evening. Thames Clippers serve 19 piers throughout London, including Embankment, London Eye, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf and Greenwich and accept Oyster Cards on board. 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.