Shakespeare’s Globe • South Bank, London

Watching a play here at the Shakespeare’s Globe is experiencing Shakespeare as it should be, and taking a tour of the theater shows how unique it is. It was built just a few hundred meters from the original Globe on Park St, one of London’s first established theaters, and designed to resemble the original. In 1970 America firm director Sam Wannmaker set up the Globe Playhouse Trust to fundraise for a memorial theater.

The new theater opened in 1997, and in 2014 the Sam Wannmaker Playhouse opened, a candlelit Jacobean theater. Take in a play or explore the exhibition space below the theater, which has interesting exhibits about Shakespeare and theater in the 17thcentury, with costumes and props.

Visit: 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT; 020-7902 1400; shakespearesglobe.com