The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns this June, celebrating the area’s thriving food and drink scene. This year’s annual feast will take place over 2 days in in front of the brand new London Bridge station. Free to enter, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including Tom Simmons, Londrino, The Coal Shed, Flour & Grape, Santo Remedio and Hawksmoor. LBOK will also welcome new additions to the area; including street-food virtuosos BOB’s Lobster, plus Pizza Pilgrims, Honest Burger and Happy Endings. Other London Bridge favourites taking to the streets include Aqua Shard, Hutong, Texas Joe’s, Gaucho and social enterprise Brigade. For the first time, Open Kitchen visitors will have the opportunity to fit in a spot of shopping in between bites; there’ll be a selection of exciting local retail to peruse, including Alex Monroe Jewellery, Hamelys and Ted Baker. LBOK are proud to support local charity Putting Down Roots (St Mungos), who will be showcasing their work in training people who are or have experienced homelessness, to maintain local SE1 green spaces to gain experience, confidence and qualifications. Entry is free but registration is heartily encouraged. The event kicks off outside London Bridge Station on Tooley Street, Friday 29th June at midday and runs till around 8 pm. On Saturday 30th June, the event runs from midday until 6 pm. Entry is free and dishes and drinks will start at £5. London Bridge Open Kitchen is part of the London Festival of Architecture
London Bridge City’s Summer by the River is set to return to the banks of the Thames this June with a 3 month long line-up promising an exciting array of events and entertainment. Stretching along the riverside from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, the free English country garden themed festival will play host to music performances, live comedy, outdoor cinema screenings and much more, with each day of the week based around a different theme. Monday – Fitness Tuesday – Film Night, outdoor cinema Wednesday – Comedy Thursday – Music Friday – FriYay! All singing all dancing interactive events Saturday – Family Day Sunday – World Music The festival will be teaming up with local culinary masters at Flat Iron Square and Look Mum No Hands to offer some of the capital’s finest street food pop-ups, serving up a rotating selection of delicious food and drink. London Bridge City’s Summer by the River launches Friday 1st June. Stay tuned for the full line up!
The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street. Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food, drink and fashion to the infamous annual dog show… Bermondsey Street Festival will take place on September 16th from 11am-6pm.
Now in its third year, the Chinese Food Festival will return to Potters Fields Park at the foot of Tower Bridge between 8 – 10 September. The festival will consist of three areas – a food fair, cooking masterclass area and discovery journey. The food fair will see over 20 food stalls offering authentic dishes including Sheng Jian Bao, Chongqing Noodles, Taiwanese fried chicken and traditional soup from Henan. Confirmed participants so far include Chang’s Noodle, Kova Patisserie, Tang’s Crawfish, Kang Foo Noodles, Han Dian and Happy Lemon. More participants are to be announced shortly. On Saturday and Sunday, free cooking masterclasses from School of Wok’s Jeremy Pang will take place where guests can learn to cook dumplings and Sichuan chicken in 45 minute sessions. The sessions will take place every hour from 12pm to 8:15pm on Saturday and 12pm to 5:45pm on Sunday with 10 workstations available per session. New for 2017, a discovery journey will allow guests to try a unique six-course journey through Chinese food curated by Lillian Luk of Shanghai Supper Club and TongTong Ren and Peiran Gong of Chinese Laundry. The £60, six-course menu includes: Pork Shen Jian Bao and Pork Intestine served with Cornish Potato and Dorset Garlic. On Saturday there will be one lunch sitting and two dinner sittings, while on Sunday there will be two lunch sittings. The journey can facilitate 30 people per sitting. The festival is free to enter and suitable for visitors of all ages. It will be open from midday to 10pm on Friday and Saturday and until 7pm on Sunday. www.chinesefoodfestival.com
The first all Latin American street food festival in London comes to Potters Fields Park for the first time in 2017. Comida Fest’s team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London. FREE ENTRY with the best food and drinks, loads of kids and families activities, drinks masterclasses, dance workshops, bands and DJs! Event opening times Sat 11:00 – 21:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 20:00) Sun 11:00 – 19:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 18:00)
After the monumental turnout for last year’s festival, Ciderdog returns for a fifth year to The Miller. Entry is free and all festival ciders and will be exceptionally good value at £3.50 per pint. Ciderdog will feature a staggering 100+ British ciders & perrys expertly picked from makers such as Sheppys, Ascension, Lily’s Cider Barn and Abrahalls. Almost every style will be catered for from very sweet to super dry, cloudy scrumpy, and single varieties and blends. There will be award winners, special one off collaborations and cider mixed with everything from passion fruit and pineapple to chill and ginger. Ciders have been supplied by independent producers from across the UK and will be served alongside cider cocktails and a selection of ales. The food options have been increased with the addition of pop-up Sticky Ribs who will be serving juicy BBQ pork loin ribs with all the trimmings. Additionally, burger favourites Bunsmiths will be offering tasty vegan buns and cider marinated meats in buns. Festival favourites The Solid Steel Band will be performing all afternoon before handing over to resident DJ’s to take the party well into the night. There will also be ping pong and garden games to entertain.
Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this July in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Dreamers Awake @ White Cube – Until September 17th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present ‘Dreamers Awake’, a group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists. Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge – Wednesday 19th July | £25 Tower Bridge invites you to enjoy a unique London experience with exclusive sunrise yoga classes in the high-level Walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Now taking place twice a month. Designed to revitalise and inject energy into Londoners with spectacular river views from inside the most famous bridge in the world, the yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice. Bastille Celebrations @ Borough Market – Sunday 9th July | FREE Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations in Bankside. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration. The Market will be full of joie de vivre as, for the 10th year running, the venue is hosting a free festival to celebrate the fabulous fête nationale. Explore the HMS Belfast @ HMS Belfast – All Summer | £16/£8 This summer take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship. Hear hundreds of powerful stories from the brave crew who worked on board and learn how they coped, travelling the world and living in extreme conditions. Royal Opera House Screening @ The Scoop – 14th July, 7PM – FREE Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions This fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival Indonesian Weekend @ Potters Fields Park – 22nd and 23rd July This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. The Miller Comedy Festival @ The Miller Pub – 11th – 16th July The renowned comedy festival returns to The Miller from the 11th July. The 2017 line up boasts 6 nights of expertly curated stand up, improv, sketch and musical comedy, guaranteed to provide a little something for everyone. Check out the full line up. See more of what’s on this month.
This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. http://indonesianweekend.com
Make Music Day aims to make the world a stage, with more than 750 cities around the world making music together on the summer solstice. Live musical performances will be taking place in areas across London throughout the day, including London Bridge. At London Bridge Station: Performances throughout the day at London Bridge station from 9am to 9pm, including jazz, folk, classical and pop. Rush Hour Come and Sing event at 5.30pm. It will be led by the Choir with No Name, a choir for people who have experienced homelessness. They will sing popular summer classics, including the Make Music Day song Bring me Sunshine. We will be encouraging passers by to join in. At Redcross Gardens Ukulele Alfresco Strum-Along at Redcross Gardens at 1pm. This will be led by Lorraine Bow of Uklulele Wednesdays. Local residents, workers and anyone else in the area can bring their ukuleles for a strum-along at lunchtime in this tranquil community garden. As part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival – at the Scoop, More London, from 7pm. Learn more about Make Music Day.
Whether you’re relaxing on your lunch break, meeting friends after work, planning a night on the town or whiling away the weekend, the London Bridge City Summer Festival is back to inspire, excite and entertain from June – August 2017. The iconic riverside stretch between London Bridge and Tower Bridge provides the perfect backdrop for a summer of fun, and there’s something for everyone in the festival’s jam packed programme, full of music, theatre, sports, street-food and much more. Check out the full programme listing below: FILMS at The Scoop Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Tuesday 6th June – 18.30 Royal Opera House – 7th June – 19.30 Avatar – Tuesday 13th June – 18.30 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – 20th June – 19.00 The Lego Movie – Tuesday 4th July – 18.30 Johnny English – Tuesday 11th July – 18.30 Royal Opera House – 14th July – 19.30 Cool Runnings – Tuesday 18th July – 19.0 Finding Nemo – Tuesday 25th July – 18.30 MASSAOKE – The ultimate singalong sensation returns complete with amazing live band and lyrics on a giant screen – Every Friday in June at 19.00 MORE at The Scoop: Albert & Friends Instant Circus, Disco Yoga & Jungle Boogie, Flying Seagulls Project, Music Day UK, Addictive TV AV Mash up, Abandonman Live, Addictive TV, Brit School Showcase, Taste of The Fringe, Scummy Mummies, Who’s Jack, Reggae Aerobics, Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing, Havana endures, Han’s Haus Party, Thom fooled House Party, Jitterbug Competition, Oxjam Finale, Morris Dancing, Swing Patrol MUSIC Liam Bailey – Thursday 8th June – 19.30 Upallnite Daily Presents – Sunday 11th June – 15.00 Chainska Brassika – Thursday 15th June – 19.30 Nick Manaesseh – Thursday 15th June – 20.30 Matuki – Sunday 2nd July – 16.30 Also featuring: Boutique Groove Presents, The Majestic UDM Samba, Prince Fatty Soundsytem, Soothsayers, Dom Serving, Reel Roots, Resonators, Honeyfeet, Scrimshire (DJ), Afriquoi, Exra Collective, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Afro Cluster, DJ Hiphoppapotamus, Aleh Ferreira, Latin American Musical Fiesta THEATRE at The Scoop The Odyssey – Wednesday 9th August – Sunday 3rd September, Wed – Sun. The Scoop sees an epic, action packed production of pone of the worlds greatest adventure stories. Part 1 – 18.00, Part 2 – 19.30, Part 3 – 21.00 SPORTS ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Wimbledon, Lions v All Blacks STREET FOOD – KERB @ The Pier, 7 days a week. English Grounds – Thurs – Fri, Riverside – Sat & Sun. BARS The London Riviera, Look Mum No Hands, Corona HAY’S GALLERIA GARDENS Third Space Outdoor Fitness Classes – Wednesday 5th – Wednesday 26th July Busk In London – Every Thursday – Sunday Fitness First – Selected Mondays and Wednesday – Outdoor Fitness Glasses Hardie Grant Themed Workshops – Selected Thursdays Mad Hatters Tea Party with Fantasy High Street – Saturday 29th July – 12.00 Find out more