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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

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £84  29% 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 £87  40% 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 £67  37% 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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Nearest to 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
 
 
 
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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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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
For 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 ... 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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After-Hours Art Session
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 5.45pm-8pm
Rose Theatre, 9a St Thomas Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Rose Theatre
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Jasmine Johnson: Upright
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th to 10th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Rose Theatre, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
A new-wall based installation of large-scale cut-outs depicting a watering hole scene in the African savannah. This commission has been developed after a period of research ...More
 
 
 
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Jerwood Open Forest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th to 11th Dec 2016 - Various Times
Rose Theatre, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Rose Theatre
Installations, multimedia, performative sculpture and text by the five artists selected for the R&D stage of Jerwood Open Forest in 2016, Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith ...More
 
 
 
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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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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected ... More
 
 
 
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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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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 5 minutes from Rose Theatre
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
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National Register of Personal Trainers
London > Leisure > Fitness
16 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
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London > Leisure > Activities
The Vaults Montague Close, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Rose Theatre
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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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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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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 11 minutes from Rose Theatre
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out about ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Premier Inn London Southwark
London > Business > Venue Hire
Anchor, 34 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
Perched on the south bank of the river Thames, this hotel is within walking distance of many of London’s most famous sights. Stroll down to the ... More
 
 
 
The Golden Hinde
London > Business > Venue Hire
Unit 1 and 2, Pickfords Wharf, Clinck Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Rose Theatre
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