Site Name: New Globe Gardens
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location
Address: Mile End Road (just East of Regent’s Canal). For a current map, Click Here .
Alternate Names: New Globe Pleasure Gardens
Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:
See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.
See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).
Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)
(Under Entertainment and Recreation - Gardens and Spas - New Globe Pleasure-Grounds): “NEW GLOBE PLEASURE-GROUNDS, MILE END ROAD
The New Globe Tavern, No.359 Mile End Road, was - and is (though somewhat altered) - a substantial building, with a fine golden globe still keeping its balance on the roof. From the twenties or thirties till the sixties it had some spacious grounds in the rear, entered from an archway beside the tavern. These grounds contained fine trees, and were prettily laid out with many fountains, statues and rustic boxes. On the west of grounds was the Regent's Canal, and the whistling and puffing of the Eastern Counties Railway in the background were, for a time, looked on as amusing novelties.”