Two very special London theatres - quite different - were not far from our hotel on the Thames River.
During our one full city day we walked over 12 miles and were able to see both.
We took the tour of The Globe, it was fascinating.
Built entirely of English oak, the colorful interior was
quite opposite to its rather austere exterior.
Sitting and looking up at "the heavens" painted with clouds
and sky, I noted the trap door through which actors
could be lowered using a harness.
The Globe is the only thatched building that has been
permitted to be built in London since the
Great Fire of London in 1666.
The museum area inside the theatre was interesting also.
Go here to read more about Shakespeare's
Globe Theatre in London.
For more details on the Royal National Theatre go here -