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The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

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

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!




Google Reviews

2,985 reviews
  • Matt zebroski
    Matt zebroski
    a week ago

    I absolutely LOVE this place. The host was friendly. The waiter was professional and courteous. The full English I had absolutely could not have been improved upon and my wife's cappuccino was very strong and perfect. Very reasonably priced for a pre theater restaurant. Beautiful view of the Thames and a fantastic place to have a bite and a drink before seeing a show at the globe next door as it's connected. I can't wait to come back.

  • Mag Tulsi
    Mag Tulsi
    3 weeks ago

    Very cozy place situated just by the river Thames. The interior is very pleasant especially the booths by the windows. The snacks we ordered were so and so and the cocktail About Thyme could have been better. I’m sure they have better choices in the menu, but the kitchen was closing in 20 minutes, so there wasn’t enough time to discover more. Overall, I would revisit this place and try their afternoon tea.

  • Titta K
    Titta K
    2 weeks ago

    We had an afternoon tea and the staff at the reception were so kind and helpful. Food was all delicious, just the sweet part was slightly too sweet for us. The view on the river Thames and overall atmosphere is very nice and we enjoyed our time here.

  • R
    5 months ago

    We dined before catching a play at The Globe and luckily came on a Sunday - the roast Scottish sirloin special was a hit! Others in our party opted for other menu items and the two and three course prefix menu and a few cocktails was perfect right before the show. Timed well, good presentation, and priced fairly. Some opted for tea before the show but we decided on dinner. We had better meals elsewhere in London but the service and convenience if you are timing it to watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe means we'll happily be back.

  • Aj Powell
    Aj Powell
    2 months ago

    Went for afternoon tea, had the Hamlet inspired afternoon tea (classic afternoon tea). Was good but became clear it was not created as a journey but more felt like someone ran away with making Hamlet inspired food, sandwiches were nice but couldn't taste the extra ingredients, scones were light and fluffy but not enough cream to sege two people. Cakes were the most disappointing, no fresh item to cleanse pallet, lots of chocolate, became a bit sickly. Atmosphere was close and noisy, didn't help give the afternoon chill vibe. Tables were close together- so close the waitress tripped on a chair leg and bushed into a gentleman trying to enjoy his food. View was good of the Thames but open windows made it noise with the roadworks/maintenance. Decor was lovely felt elegant. I was super impressed by the sommelier. However, the waitress was clumsy and poorly trained. I weighed up if I was over expectant considering it's next to the Globe, but decided her attitude, mannerisms, professionalism was poor for what seemed a simple task. She dropped he pen during our ordering which could be forgiven if she didn't them drop it again while she served the table next to us (pen and order pad this time), and then dropped cutlery while clearing a table half an hour later. I struggled to hear and understand her as she told us of the order options because eof the closeness and noisiness of the place. All in all I think it was a nice treat, not worth going again though. Food was ok, tea was nice, cocktail was lovely. Atmosphere would be ok for a cafe, but pretty poor for a restaurant/lounge elegant place to stop.

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