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.

Map of Shakespeare's Globe main site. From New Globe Walk along the east side of the site, doors open onto the main foyer, from which the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Swan Bar & Restaurant, shop, and toilets can be accessed. The foyer also opens out onto an outdoor piazza, which wraps around the circular Globe theatre. Separately, the Tours Entrance to the site is located to the north of the site (accessed via Bankside).


Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk


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 Street Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Street Station, on Southwark Street).

Please be aware London Buses and Black taxis have spaces for wheelchair users, and buses have priority seating for those who require it. More information on accessible travel in London can be found on Transport for London’s website.


Our local stations are: London Bridge on the Northern line (9 minute walk); Blackfriars on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk); Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines (10 minute walk); Southwark on the Jubilee Line (15 minute walk) and St Paul’s on the Central Line (15 minute walk).

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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. Wheelchair users 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 and until late at night by the River Bus.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers serves 23 piers throughout London, including Battersea Power Station, Embankment, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and North Greenwich. Save money when you buy tickets online or touch in and out with Oyster or contactless to pay as you go.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ vessels and piers are wheelchair, mobility scooter and pram accessible except for Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, Cadogan and London Bridge piers.

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.