Afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe

Afternoon tea, British·

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££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British
Glamorous, Themed, Traditional, Unique
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Special occasions


Ideally located within the hustle and bustle of London’s Southbank, next to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Swan at the Globe pays homage to one of Britain’s greatest playwrights. Set over three floors, each with a view as impressive as the last over the River Thames and St Pauls Cathedral, is a traditional British pub serving delicious, seasonal food. And the light rooms, plush seating, and historical location make this the perfect spot for relaxing and refueling whilst taking in the views of the city.

At The Swan, enjoying the classic British pastime of afternoon tea is a long-held tradition, and here the team enjoy using literature and plays as inspiration to theme the changing menus. Currently, John Webster's 17th-century play The Duchess of Malfi influences the selection of treats, giving them an Italian feel. 

First, kick things off with a drink such as a custom cocktail of Amalfi lemon sorbet toppped with Prosecco, or a glass of sparkling wine such as Rathfinny English sparkling or Deutz Brut-Classic Champagne. Onto the savoury selection and we like the sound of the ricotta and spinach tartlet, alongside mozzarella and tomato pesto sandwiches, and Scottish sandwich salmon buns with lemon ricotta. 

Then, it's time for sweet treats such as an Amalfi lemon meringue tart, as well as pistachio macarons and cherry panna cotta with Amaretto shortbread. Finally, tuck into raison and plain scones, smothered in apricot jam and clotted cream. 

Something that really stands out about the afternoon teas here is how flexible and accomodating the team are happy to be. As well as the classic menu they offer gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian and savoury only options.

Whilst the theme of the menus may change, there is one thing that remains constant here, and that’s the ability for these afternoon teas to transport you to the front row at one of Shakespeare’s plays. As if you needed any more reason to give this place a try, you’ll be pleased to hear that every time you purchase afternoon tea here, a portion will be donated to help support the Globe. 


Can you buy afternoon tea vouchers?

Yes, gift vouchers are the perfect treat for all. Add a little extra treat with a glass of Champagne or a cocktail.

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When is the Romeo and Juliet Afternoon Tea running?

Romeo & Juliet inspired afternoon tea will be served from 12th September 2022 until the 27th November. After this, the festive tea will be served.

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Where is afternoon tea served?

Afternoon tea is served in the main restaurant.

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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

020 7928 9444 020 7928 9444


Opening Times

Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00


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