Lesser known, however, is Swan (apparently sans article), the Globe's restaurant.
I paid my first visit to the riverside eatery recently to sample their Midsummer Night's Dream-themed afternoon tea, which is inspired by the play and ties in with its run in the theatre.
I met my friend Rach and we went to the upstairs part of the restaurant which has a lovely interior is slightly snazzier than downstairs. It didn't have a pub vibe but it was informal and definitely more chilled than your usual posh hotel afternoon teas.
Everything is pretty and magical in the Midsummer afternoon tea, from the menu to the crockery. I adored it.
So, on to the food! Doesn't it all look fab? And let's be real, we eat with our eyes first.
Let's start with the sandwiches, as one should.
Throughout our tea, the staff were very attentive and can't be faulted. It was a really lovely experience and great fun to do something a little different.
It strikes me that Swan is not just a restaurant attached to a theatre but rather a good eating destination in its own right.
The location lends itself perfectly to a digestive stroll along the Southbank afterwards too. Sunny London. Can you beat it? I think not.
I loved my tea at Swan and would thoroughly recommend it.
Rach and I were guests at Swan but all opinions are my own. Are you tempted by the tea?