Swan at the Globe


Swan is located close to London Bridge and Borough Market, by the River Thames at Bankside. Set over three vibrant floors, Swan serves seasonal menus, gorgeous cocktails and interesting wines ~ all with spectacular views of the River Thames, Shakespeare's Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral and The City.

The first floor Bar serves seasonal cocktails, craft beers, specialist gins, small plates for sharing and British classics, against the striking backdrop of the London skyline. Also open during the day, the bar is perfect for relaxed all-day dining and weekend brunch. Reserve The Snug bar area for a casual standing party for up to 30 guests.

The second floor Restaurant is one of the most stunning dining rooms in London. Offering seasonal a la carte dining and a set River View menu alongside a well-curated wine list, this elegant dining room oozes style with it's contemporary decor, bespoke art commissions and breathtaking views. An irresistible Romeo & Juliet inspired afternoon tea is now being served daily in the restaurant, with a vegetarian and a vegan tea also available.

Swan's beautiful Private Dining Rooms lend themselves to all manner of occasions. Relaxed riverside lunches, elegant dinner parties, client entertaining with a view or cocktail parties with friends. Offering spectacular views of the River Thames, at a central London location.
The penthouse private Balcony Room is perfect for standing parties and lavish dinners of 20 to 120 guests and has an enviable private balcony. The Bull Room is a stunning 16 seat private dining table set within the Swan Restaurant, or choose the River Room for guests lists of up to 35 guests seated.
For larger events discover the Underglobe. A spectacular evening events venue located at the iconic cultural landmark Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames. This award-winning corporate events venue features a prestigious location, a private riverside entrance, and can host events for 80 to 425 guests. Click here to discover more about the Underglobe.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • No restrictions
  • Background Music
  • Street Side Tables, Terrace, By the Water
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 21:00



Swan at the Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT


London Bridge

Nearest Station

London Bridge (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Afternoon Tea, Bar Snacks and Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The menus reflect their modern British style with seasonal produce from local markets.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Snug Private Room 0 30 - - -

The Snug is an informal private area adjoining the Swan Bar, screened off by elegant glass and copper panels.

With stunning views over the River Thames towards St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London, The Snug is perfect for those wishing to reserve an area for drinks and nibbles with friends and colleagues. In the Snug you can graze on small plates from the bar menu or select canapes and bowl food dishes from our private dining menu.

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Balcony Room Private Room 70 120 - - -

A penthouse private dining room, with a balcony offering spectacular views of the London skyline.

The light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue hire in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, paneled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners.

A table made from a single oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 can seat 32 guests at one table and on the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. 

This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom.

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Bull Room Private Room 16 0 - - -

A private dining table with views of Shakespeare's Globe and the River Thames. 

Named for the magnificent bull mosaic by sculptor Dido Crosby, daughter of Theo Crosby the architect who built Shakespeare’s Globe, the Bull Room is one of the most spectacular private dining tables in London. With incomparable views of Shakespeare’s Globe and across the Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral, this is a stunning setting for family celebrations, private dinners, and business lunches.

The glass and copper doors separate the Bull Room from the buzz of the Swan’s main restaurant, giving you and your guests privacy while still allowing you to soak up the atmosphere.

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River room Private Room 35 0 - - -

With the iconic London skyline as your backdrop, our beautiful River Room can seat up to 35 guests across few tables for corporate lunches, family gatherings and celebration dinners.

The River Room is a private dining area adjacent to the Swan’s restaurant. Large, leaded windows and an elevated first floor setting give diners stunning views over the river towards St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London.

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Underglobe Venue Hire 250 425 - - -

Hidden beneath the Globe theatre is the sensational Underglobe, a venue hire with all the drama you could wish for. We will transform this blank canvas into a glittering, glamorous, secret space to capture the theatre of your event. Perfect for gala dinners, awards ceremonies, cocktail receptions and lavish parties, this atmospheric space can readily accommodate events of up to 250 guests seated, or 425 standing. Using chic partitions, we can also divide the room into smaller sections, making it ideal for more intimate gatherings. Visit our dedicated Underglobe website here.


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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