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The Sam Wanamaker TheatreFor the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a candle-lit indoor theatre specially created for the staging of Jacobean plays. The Allies and Morrison designed theatre seats 340 people with two tiers of galleried seating, a pit seating area and is predominantly lit by candles. The theatre has been designed through careful research to recreate the kind of Jacobean venue where Shakespeare or any of his contemporaries would have felt at home. The building, which used to house education activities moved in 2010 to the nearby Sackler Studios, has been named The Sam Wanamaker Theatre after the man who famously founded Shakespeare's Globe back in 1997.

 

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  29% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  32% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
 
 
 
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th March to 6th September 2020
The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close to 20 years. Displaying over 100 ...More
 
 
 
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Magdalena Abakanowicz
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th June to 13th September 2020
The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Tate Modern's 64-metre-long gallery in the Blavatnik Building will be filled with Magdalena Abakanowicz's giant woven sculptures this summer in what will be a rare opportunity ...More
 
 
 
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Summer At Bankside Gallery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th July to 27th August 2020 - 11am-6pm
The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Swan, Shakespeare's Globe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Cheek by jowl with Shakespeare's Globe, Swan bar and restaurant benefits from a wonderful riverside location with stunning views ... More
 
 
 
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Tas Pide
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 18 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Marlborough Sports Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
27 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Marlborough Sports Garden is an outdoor sports venue located very close to London Bridge in central London. Facilities include an all-weather ... More
 
 
 
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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 8 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

A year-long exhibition brings together some 35 works by the Hungarian artist, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings created ...More

Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

A large-scale installation by the New York-based artist, entitled Fons Americanus, transforming the Turbine Hall to reflect her concerns regarding ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Tate Modern's 64-metre-long gallery in the Blavatnik Building will be filled with Magdalena Abakanowicz's giant woven sculptures this summer in ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Summer At Bankside Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2020 

Bankside Gallery 4 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More

The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 13 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 13th August 2020 

The Shard 13 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The Clash: London Calling
Leisure | Until 6th September 2020 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

An extensive display of memorabilia and archive material relating to The Clash's 1979 third studio album, London Calling, created in ...More

Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical ...More

 
 
 
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