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The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

London SE1 9DT, UK
  • 120
    Maximum Guests
  • 350
    Dining

London’s River Thames is the heart and soul of the city, and you can take in its historic water and buildings from the Swan’s River Room. With large double-aspect windows, this space offers an iconic view and can seat up to 40 guests. Stylish glass and copper screens separate it from the main restaurant. It’s the perfect venue for a working lunch, corporate dinner, or birthday party, and it offers a great riverside location.

The Balcony Room at The Swan Shakespeare Globe has stunning views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe Theatre. This room comes with a private balcony, giving your guests an exclusive space to enjoy the views. For sit-down events like meetings or dinners, it can comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests. For standing receptions, up to 120 guests can enjoy the space. The Balcony Room is one of the most romantic wedding venues in London, with views overlooking the world-famous Globe Theatre. It’s fully registered for weddings, so all you need to do is find your Romeo or Juliet!

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4.3
3,214 reviews
  • Maxine Smith
    Maxine Smith
    a month ago

    We went to the Swan (next to the Globe) for afternoon tea. The young gentleman on the desk was able to bring our table forward an hour and was friendly and helpful. Our table was on the top floor, in front of the french doors that opened onto the balcony overlooking the Thames. It really was a wonderful view. The service we received was great. The food was delicious ( The Duchess of Malfi afternoon tea). Fresh sandwiches, home made scones and the delicious sweet bites were all heavenly. Special mention to the tea, I had English breakfast and my husband was adventurous and tried the Dragon well green tea. He thoroughly enjoyed it. To round off a really enjoyable time, I was presented with a lovely happy birthday plate which again was delicious. Thank you for making my birthday extra special!

  • Dannika Jeffery
    Dannika Jeffery
    a month ago

    We was welcomed and shown our cute table with a lovely view! The menu was explained in detail, great product knowledge! There’s 3-5 options for the afternoon tea which we were overly pleased about. We opted for one each, classic, gentleman’s, vegetarian but there’s also GF and also an alternate for allergens too. Love this! We shared ours and really enjoyed. Overall a great experience. Bravo!

  • Avinash Bhogun
    Avinash Bhogun
    3 months ago

    Wonderful Sunday Roast with Spectacular Views! We visited this restaurant for a Sunday Roast, and I must say it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. The location is unbeatable, with breathtaking views of the River Thames that truly enhance the dining atmosphere. The decor is stunning, adding to the overall charm of the place. The highlight, of course, was the Sunday roast itself. The food was cooked to perfection, with generous portions and delicious flavours that left me completely satisfied. But what truly sets this place apart is the staff - they were absolutely brilliant! Friendly, attentive, and always ready to accommodate any request. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Whether you're a local or just visiting, it's definitely worth a visit. I'll certainly be returning soon!

  • Renata Pinker
    Renata Pinker
    a month ago

    What a wonderful afternoon tea experience! Nothing was too much trouble, great selection. Scones so buttery little sweet treats fresh and hitting so many flavours. Amazing tea selection. Beautifully presented. Will be back for sure, without children hopefully.

  • Monica Paraz
    Monica Paraz
    a month ago

    The food was pretty and the location had great views, especially if you're on the 1st floor or higher. I would recommend booking ahead of time since it seems pretty busy. We had a reservation around lunchtime for 4 people and were seated and served relatively quickly. Unfortunately the service was a little strange. One of us had ordered a pot of I think Herbal Orange something tea and then had been served something different. Okay, no prob small mistake— we let the waitress know, and she leaves with the pot only to... come back and give us the same pot of incorrect tea??? And then tells us that her manager said that we ordered this. Uh, incredibly strange behavior. So we called her over again after a few minutes and said, "Hey, can we just get what we ordered", and eventually after having to check in with her higher ups (like why? It's your mistake and we had to even ask you twice, what do you mean you have to check with someone else ), they finally just gave us the right pot of tea. Truly a deranged moment, acting as if we couldn't tell what you served us was not what we ordered. Also, the bathrooms were pretty cute. You can take the Uber boat directly here by the way, since the dock is right in front.