National Poetry Day at London Bridge

October 4, 2018 - October 4, 2018

National Poetry Day 2018 takes place on Thursday 4 October 2018 and the theme is Change. Expect an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together.


In London Bridge we’ll have 10 highly regarded, exciting poets reciting original works 4-5pm, and 6-7pm at the station beside the ticket office on the lower concourse.

4.00pm Paul Lyalls
4.15pm Shade Joseph
4.25pm Gabriel Jones
4.35pm Jemilea Wisdom-Baako
4.45pm Mr Gee
6.00pm Cecilia Knapp
6.15pm Rue Gumbochuma
6.25pm Bella Cox
6.35pm Eleanor Penny
6.45pm Bridget Minamore

Come and be inspired. You can post your favourite lines from poems using the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay

Find the full programme at @PoetryDayUK and

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