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Rose TheatreThe 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, and the public formed a campaign to 'Save the Rose' and protect it from redevelopment. The Rose was the first of four playhouses to be built at Bankside. Shakespeare's company, which was based at the nearby Globe Theatre also played here. During the summer months Shakespeare's Globe brings tours to the Rose every day except Monday, and the tours encompass both the Globe Exhibition and the site of the Rose. Fundraising to fully excavate the site is still ongoing, and in the meantime, visitors can explore a light and sound exhibition, with a video narrated by Sir Ian Mckellan. There is also large scale model of the Rose Theatre as it might have been in 1587.

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Underground Stations

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London Bridge Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Borough Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

London Bridge Railway Station
6 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
16 minutes walk
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Union Car Parks
3 minutes walk
Snowsfields NCP
4 minutes walk

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 32% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 6 minutes from Rose 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
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £113† 38% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Rose 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
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £73† 39% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Rose 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
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Alternative Theatres nearest Rose Theatre

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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre used ... More
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose 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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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose 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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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose 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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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Rose 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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Barnum
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 25th November 2017 to 3rd March 2018
Rose Theatre, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, 19th century circus supremo PT Barnum, ...More
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All's Well That Ends Well
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th January to 3rd March 2018
Rose Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That ...More
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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th January to 11th March 2018 - Various Times
Rose Theatre, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
New work by Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira exploring the themes of death, belonging and the fragility of the natural world....More
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Sights and Attractions near Rose Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Rose Theatre
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
A beautiful old brick factory next to a b lue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home of Hunter Penrose ... More
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The best shops and markets near Rose Theatre
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose 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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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose 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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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
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Cantina Vinopolis
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Bank End Bridge,, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
1 Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high quality fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy ... More
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Del Mercato
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
No 1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Italian Cuisine... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Rose Theatre
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 21 minutes from Rose 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 | 21 minutes from Rose 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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Rose Theatre
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 8 minutes from Rose Theatre
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Rose Theatre
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
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The best pubs near London Rose Theatre.
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose 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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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
... More
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Rose Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Rose Theatre
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose 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 Rose Theatre
... More
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Rose 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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