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Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Big Bus Tour

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition
It the world’s largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked.

Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the struggle to rebuild the Globe, and brings Shakespeare’s world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.

  • Visit the world of Elizabethan Bankside.
  • Discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare’s time.
  • Find out how special effects were produced.
  • Join the cast and add your voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors.
  • Create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle.
  • Watch a sword-fighting display.
  • Browse the costume collection and find out how period clothing is recreated.

Audio Guide
Enhance your visit to the Exhibition with the audio guide, developed in conjunction with Acoustiguide, included in the standard admission price and available in English, French, German and Italian.

Throughout the year a fascinating guided tour of the Globe Theatre is included in your visit to the Exhibition.

  • Tours begin every 30 minutes during opening hours.
  • During matinee performances in the theatre, when guided tours of the Globe are not possible, visitors will be taken to the nearby site of Bankside’s first theatre : the Rose.
Original London Open Top Bus Tour - Tickets valid for 24 hours

This is London sightseeing made easy – We think the best way to see all the major London sights is on a London Open Top Bus Tour. With so much included in your 24 hour ticket you will be spoilt for choice and with Discount London you save even more money by booking in advance!  Hop-on and off any of the buses and any of the routes. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first board the bus. You get all of the following in your one day ticket:

1. The Original Bus Tour, The City Sightseeing Bus Tour, The Museum Bus Tour 

2. Three great Walking Tours:
- Changing of the Guard Walk
See Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards at Buckingham Palace.*
Departs daily 10:30 from The Original London Visitor Centre
* Important Information:  On non-guard change days walks go to Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace where you can take photos of sentry boxes and to Horseguards Parade for the changing of the Horseguard.
The guard change does not take place if it is raining.
- Rock 'N' Roll Walk
A 90 minute walk through the heart of the capital's rocking heritage: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols - it's only Rock 'n' Roll, but I like it!
Departs daily 13:00 from The Original London Visitor Centre
- Jack the Ripper Walk
Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the dark streets of Whitechapel in 1888.
Departs daily 15:30 from The Original Tour stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill.
Please note that the Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops.
** All tours take approximately 90 minutes. We advise customers to arrive 10 minutes early.

3. River Thames Cruise – hop on / hop off throughout the validity of your ticket between Westminster (Big Ben) & Tower of London Piers.

DON'T FORGET: Your tour ticket is valid on ALL of the sightseeing tour routes!
FREE Kid’s Club packs and a dedicated Kid’s commentary on Red and Blue routes

The Original Tour (Yellow Route)
The Original and some say the best London Tour – this is an absolute must with a live English speaking guide who will take you on an educational, fun and informative journey through London. However well you know the fantastic city of London we guarantee you will learn something new.  

Some of London’s best known attractions and sights will be seen on this tour, including Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe, Covent Garden, Downing Street, The London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

Duration: the tour takes about 2 hours 15 mins, if you just stay on the bus, but you can hop on and hop off at many locations and experience the major London attractions.

We recommend you join this trip from Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus 

The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route)
The City Sightseeing Tour is highly recommended for overseas visitors and children. It covers the best of London's sights with an informative commentary in a choice of languages. Also available on this tour is the Kids Club, with a unique commentary designed for children and free activity packs.

Commentary: Digitally recorded multi-lingual in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, plus Kids Channel in English.

Main attractions include Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge, the London Dungeon, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London and Downing Street.

This tour will last about  2 hours 15 mins if you just stay on the bus, but with so many exciting stops we don’t think you will be able to resist hopping on and hopping off.

The recommended joining points are Victoria, Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus.

The Museum Tour (Blue Route)
Gives you easy access to many of London's top Museums, shops and attractions. It runs between 08.30am and 5.15pm every 20 minutes and provides multi-lingual commentary.

Enjoy the many attractions, shops and museums along the Blue route which runs from the British Museum down to Kensington and Knightsbridge for Kensington Palace, Harrods, the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums, whilst listening to an informative and entertaining commentary.

Commentary: Digitally recorded multi-lingual in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Japanese

Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 mins.  We recommend you join this tour at Piccadilly Circus

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Entrance to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition
Guided tour of the Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition audio guide
Bus Tour Ticket - valid for 24 hours
Free River Thames cruise valid for 24 hours

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