Charity fundraising: how to host great events for good causes

There are many reasons to put on an event, and at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe we are familiar with most of them. We regularly host weddings, birthday celebrations, Christmas parties and corporate bashes, along with any other excuse for a party…


How to make your meeting mean business

Sometimes it can feel like working life is a series of meetings, pre-meetings and subsequent meetings to discuss previous meetings. This is why when you are hosting a crucial meeting for your business it is worth putting the effort into…


Our top tips for choosing the perfect wedding venue

‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments’ William Shakespeare Everybody loves a good wedding. Happiness is in the air, families and friends are brought together and food and drinks are flowing. For brides and grooms, a…


Allan Pickett’s recipe for a summer feast

Shakespeare was not a man unfamiliar with a feast. “Eight wild boars roasted whole at breakfast, but twelve persons there,” he wrote in Antony and Cleopatra, describing a bountiful and convivial scene. While that may be a bit excessive by…


Morning has broken and the eggs have cracked: Swan unveils new breakfast and brunch menus

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, whoever they are, they have a point. Sure, the morning meal has some stiff competition in the form of long, leisurely lunches and decadent dinners where good…


Swan launches a loved-up new menu for summer

“Shall I compare thee to a summer day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate,” is perhaps one of the most romantic lines written by William Shakespeare. He may as well have been talking about London, for this truly is…


Press Coverage in April 2017

The past month has seen Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe make headlines across London’s food press as journalists and critics announced the appointment of Allan Pickett as our new Executive Chef — and then flocked in to review. The trade press were…


Allan Pickett has that ‘back in the kitchen’ glow in his belly

Spring is almost here. The beginnings of warmer weather and the first few brave daffodils are teasing us into a season of new, fresh flavours from greens and baby veg to the best tomatoes and lamb. What better time to…


Swan picks Allan Pickett as its new executive chef

Here at Swan we stick to our values and are fiercely proud of our roots, but we also believe in keeping things fresh and continually striving to offer the very best dining experience. That’s why we’ve recently had a makeover,…


Bianca & Charles’s London Wedding Featured in My London Wedding Planner

The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe were pleased to welcome bride and groom Bianca and Charles and their guests to celebrate their wedding breakfast in our Balcony Rooms. After the wedding ceremony, the wedding party made a dramatic entrance when they…

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