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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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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre - CGI by Allies and Morrison

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł64  22% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł84  30% off
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 Ł77  42% 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
 
 
 
 
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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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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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Bankside Mix
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Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Arches 32 & 33 Flat Iron Square, 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
 
 
 
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
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29 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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The Taming of the Shrew
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th May to 6th August 2016
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th to 29th Jul 2016 - 10.30am-5pm
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Into The Woods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July to 17th September 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to London this summer to be staged ...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, Ł18.2million 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 Oil Tanks and Tate 2
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... 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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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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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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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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London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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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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160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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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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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
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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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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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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
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Tours | Until 30th July 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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Polari
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

London's award-winning LGBT literary salon featuring the poet John McCullough....More

Ludovico Einaudi
Concerts | Until 31st July 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

The world-renowned Italian pianist and composer performs works from his latest album, Elements....More

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London Wonderground Spiegeltent 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

The splendid London Wonderground Spiegeltent returns for a fourth year, bringing Coney Island-style attractions and cabaret performed in the shadow ...More

 
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London Wonderground Spiegeltent 11 minutes walk from The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

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