DJ Nights in the Swan Bar

We can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night than with a cocktail in hand and some killer tracks playing in the background. And with that, we are excited to announce DJ nights in the Swan Bar…


A Short History of Afternoon Tea

There is a great deal more to afternoon tea than tea.  This quintessential English tradition is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new custom . Whilst drinking tea was popularised in England during the 1660’s, it was not until the 1830’s that…


The Cellar Book

Calling all wine lovers! We are exited to offer you beautiful wines at spectacular prices! We are delighted to let you know about our secret Cellar Book, which contains a range of Fine, English and New World wines that are…


Raising a Glass for Sam Wanamaker

We are raising a glass to celebrate Sam Wanamaker’s 100th Birthday! Sam Wanamaker, the man who set out to restore Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on London’s Southbank, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this June. In his honour, our bar team…


What’s on at Swan?

We are now getting into the swing of the Globe’s 2019 Summer Season, with productions of Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Twelfth Night already underway, and classics including The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer…


Mother’s Day at Swan

From breakfast and brunch through to afternoon tea, sparkling cocktails and our special set menu, we have got you covered this Mother’s Day. With hearty stacks of buttermilk pancakes and a cracking Eggs Royale, our brunch menu is an excellent…


Feast your eyes on Swan’s new winter cocktail menu

From the citrus sweetness in our Show-star Martini to the herbal notes of Spring, Where Art Thou! we have a whole host of new tipples joining this season’s cocktail menu. Cosy up in our bustling bar for a pre-dinner aperitif or post-work wind…


Swan in Bloom

The talented florists at The Swan Flower Company created a beautiful midsummer’s garden in the Balcony Room, with tumbling wisteria and overflowing florals as part of our 2018 summer pop up. By day we served our A Midsummer Night’s Dream…


The best Christmas attractions by the river in London

Between the 17th and 19th centuries in London, wintertime funfairs, markets and parties were regularly held not only by the Thames, but on the river itself. This period was known as the Little Ice Age, when around Christmas time the…


Afternoon Tea: an English classic that’s bang in season

There are few things so quintessentially English as the Afternoon Tea. Dating back to the 1800s, it was invented by the aristocrat Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who wanted something to combat that ‘sinking feeling’ in the afternoon, after…

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