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Outdoor Entertainment, Elizabethan-style
Don’t let anyone tell you that going to the Globe Theatre is what the tourists do. It’s what theatre lovers do. Since this ambitious, open air, Shakespearean-style theatre opened, its productions have been one of the top contributions to cultural life in London. You don’t have to stand up for the whole performance either, although the groundling tickets for $7 (£5) certainly remain one of the best bargains in London. Seats range from $27 to $62 (£20 to £45), which is still excellent value compared to the spiralling costs in the West End. And if you’re visiting in winter, there’s excellent news for you, too: in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which opened in 2014, plays are performed by candlelight, during the months when the open air stage is closed.