Centrally located on London’s vibrant Bankside, the Swan Bar and Restaurant offers a wide range of dining options including breakfast, brunch and laid back lunches through to creative canapes for standing suppers, afternoon tea and a la carte dining. In addition to this, our site is also home a range of fully exclusive and semi-private spaces, suitable for casual drinks receptions and intimate dinners all the way through to gala dinners and award ceremonies. We are even fully licensed for weddings, and our team has a wealth of experience with planning and delivering beautiful events.
Tucked away in a corner of our first floor bar is the Snug. Separated from the hustle and bustle of the Swan bar by sliding glass doors, this semi-private space can be hired for groups of up to 30 guests for breakfast briefings, casual drinks receptions or cosy bites with sharing boards and canapes.
The Bull Room
It may be our smallest private dining room, but the Bull Room is none the less full of character with a large blue bull mural and fabulous dual-aspect views of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Up to 16 guests can dine in this space, soaking up the atmosphere of the Swan Restaurant, whilst enjoying privacy thanks to elegant copper and glass doors.
The River Room
With London’s iconic skyline as a backdrop, the beautiful River Room can seat up to 40 guests for corporate lunches, family gatherings and celebratory dinners. Guests can take advantage of the bustling atmosphere of the Swan Restaurant, whilst enjoying their private dining experience thanks to elegant glass and copper doors, and can opt for further privacy with a light curtain.
The Balcony Room
Looking out onto St. Paul’s Cathedral, the River Thames and, of course, the Globe Theatre, our top floor Balcony room is a beautiful blank canvas with dark wood floors and white panelled walls. Floor-to-ceiling French windows open the whole room up onto a private balcony, so guests can take in the fabulous views. If it’s a sit down affair, whether for a meeting or dinner, then 70 guests can be accommodated comfortably, whilst up to 120 guests can enjoy the space for a standing reception. It is also fully licensed for weddings.
With a private riverside entrance on London’s Bankside, mezzanine and sweeping staircase, the Underglobe comes alive at night as one of the capital’s exclusive hidden event spaces. Complete with a large model oak tree, stage and full lighting, sound and projection systems, this large-scale events space can host up to 350 guests for seated affairs, or up to 450 for standing events. Our professional events team has a wealth of experience in planning and delivering spectacular events with exquisite styling, floristry, entertainment and food. It is an ideal venue for gala dinners and award ceremonies, and has also played host to successful charity dinners and weddings too.
Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe has been a partner of the Globe Theatre for over ten years. We look after the bar, restaurant and event spaces as well as the theatres tap houses and cafe. To take a virtual tour of our events spaces click here!