MBNA Thames Clippers - River Roamer Pass
London's River Thames is centrally located and the Thames Clipper service runs straight through the middle of the city. Travelling on these fast catamarans is perfect for those needing to avoid the traffic and get through town fast as well as for visitors wanting to either stop off at, or just admire, London's finest landmarks.
For visitors to London, and Londoners looking for a day out, the River Roamer joins-up cultural, history and fun along the a stretch of the river that boasts the highest concentration of tourist attractions in Europe. With a Thames Clippers 1 Day River Roamer ticket you can hop-on and hop-off along the banks of the Thames between Battersea to Royal Arsenal Woolwich, including Waterloo Pier, Embankment Pier, Tower Pier, Canary Wharf, Greenwich Pier and North Greenwich (for the O2, London's most popular venue for concerts and events). Create your own London itinerary as you cruise the Thames, hopping on and off where you please.
The seating is spacious and comfortable, snacks and refreshments are available all day and spectacular views of the local landmarks are a given. Crucially, the service is also competitively priced, fast and frequent - with boats leaving major piers every 20 minutes.
The boats are all wheelchair and pram accessible at boarding points, in the interior and in the toilet facilities. Ramps are used for passenger boarding and unloading at each pier. Please ask the crew for boarding assistance if needed.
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour
This is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the old London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.
Visitors to the exhibition can discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. There are opportunities to learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe; to find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare's time, to listen to recordings from some of the most memorable Shakespearean performances ever, or join the cast and add your own voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors; to create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle; to watch a sword-fighting display and browse the costume collection, where you can learn about the extraordinary methods used in creating clothes 400 years ago.
A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of the theatre where expert guide-storytellers provide fascinating half hour tours of the auditorium, taking visitors on a journey through time back to Elizabethan London as well as the reconstruction process of the 1980's-90's and how the wooden 'o' works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.
An exhibition visit and theatre tour lasts about one and a half hours. Information sheets are available in English, large print, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Chinese and Japanese.
NB: There is no access to the theatre during matinee performances. Visitors will be taken to the nearby archaeological site of the Rose Theatre, Bankside's first playhouse.