Here at Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, we love the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and gathering with family and friends for festive celebrations. As the song says, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ , but sometimes with so much going on, it is easy to get caught up with everything. This December, let our friendly and creative team do the legwork, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the silly season without the stress. We have options for casual drinks and bites in our stylish bar, festive feasts in the restaurant and private dining rooms and fantastic themed parties too in our larger event spaces.
Get cosy in the Swan Bar this Christmas and wind down with our casual bar snacks or festive canape packages – perfect for laid-back get togethers with friends, family and work colleagues. From the intimate Snug bar and comfortable piazza area to our generous sharing table we can host groups of 8 to 50 in the bar, and our sparkling December drinks packages which include Curious Brew, Prosecco and a cocktail, and are just what is needed to warm the cockles on a crisp winter’s day.
With impressive riverside views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City of London and Shakespeare’s Globe, the Swan Restaurant is a stylish setting for festive celebrations, and boasts two semi-exclusive dining rooms and panoramic views of the River Thames. For group dining experiences, our intimate Bull Room can seat up to 16 guests around a large oval table. This space has great views of the theatre and the river, and guests can soak up the atmosphere of the main restaurant whilst enjoying a private dining experience thanks to elegant copper and glass doors. For larger groups, the River Room can comfortably accommodate up to 40 guests, who can enjoy our festive three and six course menus. Our Christmas menus will be available to all guests dining in the restaurant between 25th November and 24th December 2019, and guests with dietary requirements including vegetarians and vegans will be catered for.
For larger exclusive Christmas dining and parties with a twist, get in touch with our events team, who would love to chat you through the details of our festive party packages in our two fully private event spaces…
Exclusive and elegant, and located on the top floor of Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Balcony Room is a bright and airy event space, perfect for Christmas lunches, dinners, standing suppers and parties. The space will be elegantly dressed with frosted pine and winter florals from The Wild Event Production Company, our in-house stylists. Floor to ceiling french windows open onto a private balcony which overlooks the River Thames, City of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral, whilst a smaller Juliet balcony looks over the Globe theatre. Our Christmas packages all include seasonal three course or bowl food menus and drinks as well as full event management, planning and staffing and a private bathroom and cloakroom.
This year’s spectacular themed party in the Underglobe,the space will be transformed into an ethereal winters forest inspired by Shakespeare’s play ‘A Winter’s Tale’. With an exclusive riverside entrance on London’s Bankside, a private mezzanine, sweeping staircase and life-sized model oak tree, this impressive and atmospheric space can accomodate up to 350 for seated events, or 450 for standing receptions.
Welcome one, welcome all. Welcome to Christmas at Swan.
Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe has been the catering partner to the Globe Theatre for over a decade overseeing the theatre’s cafe and tap-houses as well as running the bar, restaurant, private dining and event spaces. Centrally located on London’s Bankside, near Blackfriar’s station, Cannon Street and London Bridge, Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe serves a variety of all-day dining options including breakfast and brunch, a la carte dining and afternoon tea, sharing boards and bar snacks made from well-sourced ingredients and produce. The stylish bar and restaurant benefits from stunning riverside views of the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral and is a great spot for locals and tourists alike.