Mind you, the original Globe burned down hundreds of years ago, due to some fiery 17th-century special effects during a performance. This new Shakespeare's Globe opened in 1996, and strives to recreate the original as much as possible. The crowd of "groundlings" stand in the yard, just as they did in Shakespeare's day; there are also seats for sale on ground level and in balconies. (Book ahead!)
My family loved our Shakespeare's Globe experience. We also sampled Shakespeare outdoors at night in Regent's Park, which is another great way to enjoy a play in London. Read more, and take a photo tour of Shakespeare's Globe.
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