Borough Market’s Auction Against Hunger brings together some of the best chefs in the UK for one night only, and all for a fabulous cause. This is one of the most talked about events in the UK’s hospitality sector, so make sure you have your ticket for this years shindig on 22nd July. James Lowe, Adam Handling, Anna Hansen, Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Hakkasan, Smokestak, Michael Reid, Chantelle Nicholson, Luca, The Begging Bowl, Breddos Tacos, Horn OK Please, BOL Foods and Jennifer Earle are just some of this year’s confirmed chefs, restaurants and traders, in what looks set to be the best line up for the event to date. This the 6th year of Auction Against Hunger, which has raised more than half a million pounds since it began in 2012. These funds have helped support Action Against Hunger’s work saving the lives of malnourished children and providing families with access to safe water and good nutrition. Tickets are £60 per person, which includes entry to the event, seven dishes and five drinks, as well as unlimited snacks from some of London’s best vendors and the chance to bid on some money-can’t-buy lots in an auction. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the charity.
It’s time to learn to Love your Lunch hour again. Taking a break from your working day is proven to enhance a healthy lifestyle so Team London Bridge is providing a menu of FREE lunchtime options around London Bridge to get you out and about weekday lunchtimes throughout September 2017. Team London Bridge have teamed up with partners such as the HMS Belfast, Fitness First, London Glassblowing and the Hot Yoga Society to compile a schedule of free activities that includes everything from sushi making, to outdoor fitness sessions, gallery viewings, and wellbeing workshops. Sessions are now open for advance booking before the programme starts on September 1st. Take a look at our lunchtime ideas, send us your suggestions for lunchtime action or tweet us @TeamLondonBdg / #LoveLunch17 Past events: Private Guided Tour of Tower Bridge – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Mychael Barratt Talk at Eames Fine Art Gallery – 01/09, 1PM Fashion & Textile Museum – Private Tour – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Explore HMS Belfast – 04/09 and 11/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED 1 year of lunches = 6 weeks of annual leave! – Talk – 07/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – 12/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Norman Ackroyd Talk at Eames Fine Art Galley – 12/09, 1PM Introduction to Mindfulness – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Let’s Draw to Classical Music! – 15/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Sophie Layton at Eames Fine Art Collectors Studio – 15/09, 1PM Life Drawing Class – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Art at the New Guy’s Cancer Centre – 20/09 – 1PM Explore London Bridge on a Blue Badge Guided Walk – 19/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED London Glassblowing Open Studio – 19/09- 22/09, 1PM Collage – a fun approach to image making – 22/09, 1PM Explore Arts and Culture in London Bridge – 25/09, 1PM Sushi Making Class – 12/09, 19/09 and 26/09, 1PM Chocolate Tasting Workshop – 22/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – Engagement Rings Special– 27/09, 1PM Sports and Exercise Medicine – a practical approach to better workplace performance – 27/09, 12.30PM Bermondsey Street Bees Tasting – 27/09, 1PM Free Access to Fitness First (Cottons, London Bridge, Monument) – 18/09-22/09, 1PM Free Access to the Hot Yoga Society – Various Dates and Sessions Secret Tour of London Bridge Station – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Old Operating Museum Private Tour & Talk – 28/09, 1PM Bermondsey Street Fashion Heritage Self Guided Walk – Download Self Guided Walking Tour – Download Working River: Film & Photographic Exhibition – 1PM screening, 25/09 to 29/09 Costume Life Drawing – 29/09, 1PM Volunteer with Putting Down Roots – Various Dates Host a Tea & Talk at your workplace – Various Dates Lunch in the Ice Cream Arch – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Take a break at the Dragon Café – every Monday
Twenty-three venues and attractions around London Bridge play host to an Open House Festival on Saturday 1st July in honour of London’s first responders who have seen a tough few weeks across the capital. The event brings together the spirit of unity among those who were present in pubs, bars and restaurants on 3rd June, the emergency services, tourists and visitors alike. Musicians and performers have pledged their support in helping to bring solace to the occasion as we thank those who risk their lives helping others and remember those that have passed. “It is with thanks that we recognise the great work our emergency services undertake” said one of the organisers of the event, Murray Roberts, “And through the support of local businesses we can show a little appreciation by offering them a complimentary drink or two and a bite to eat. “We urge the public to come along and support the day, bring family and friends and help further demonstrate the strong community spirit that makes our city great.” With entertainment commencing from noon, a variety of music acts will be performing in the venues in and around London Bridge and Borough High Street including the Southwark Tavern, The Mudlark, The Barrowboy and Banker, The Ship, The Wheatsheaf, The Market Porter, St Christopher’s Inn, The Horniman at Hay’s and The Miller. All participating venues can be found at welovelondonbridge.com Local attractions, including The London Bridge Experience, Southwark Cathedral and the Clink Prison Museum, will be offering free and reduced entry to both members of the emergency services and the public*. The British Red Cross will be in attendance throughout the day raising further funds for the UK Solidarity Fund which supports victims of terror attacks, donations can be made here. Keep up to date and follow on Twitter #welovelondonbridge * Complimentary food and drink is offered to members of the emergency teams in participating venues on production of valid id/event vouchers.