Tag: History

The Leather Industry around Bermondsey Street – FREE history talk

Published on 08th February 2018

Find out more about the Leather Industry in the Bermondsey Street area Thursday 15 February at 6.30pm In 1730 Queen Anne granted a royal charter and 100 years later, tanneries and other leather work covered our area. By 1980, it had all gone. Jennie Howells, local historian will be sharing this history with us on Thursday 15 February at The Hive (Team London Bridge), 1 Melior Place, London SE1 3SZ. Drinks from 6.30pm, talk at 7pm. To book your FREE place, please email clare@clarebirks.com. This event is organised by BSAP (Bermondsey Street Area Partnership).  

Download the Shad Thames Trail

Published on 30th August 2017

What makes Shad Thames so special? This self guided trail created by our neighbours at STAMP (Shad Thames Area Partnership) highlights the features that make Shad Thames one of central London’s most iconic spaces. From the riverside location and the 19th century industrial buildings, to the bold architecture of late 20th century regeneration and new developments coming up – follow the  Shad Thames Trail to discover the magic of this riverside gem. Download here or view online:

Art at the Bridge #8: Construction – Destruction – Reconstruction

Published on 03rd August 2017

19 May 2017 – 31 December 2017 New buildings go up; smart technology replaces the old; political constellations re-arrange – constant change dictates our modern world. Now in its eighth iteration, this year’s Art at the Bridge display will exhibit the works of 13 local artists as they explore the theme of change. Expressing their ideas through a variety of techniques including paintings, mixed media and photography, the artists in this new exhibition draw inspiration from their own experiences and highlight the theme’s various possible interpretations: architectural, psychological, cultural and emotional. Developed in partnership with arts organisation, Agenci, Tower Bridge is delighted to once again provide an opportunity for local artists to gain exposure to an international audience of approximately 2,500 visitors daily. Entry to ‘Art at the Bridge #8’ is included in the admission price. Click here for details and tickets. Learn more about community partners. #InsideTowerBridge

Family Tours of Tower Bridge

Published on 24th July 2017

Tower Bridge are offering something extra for families this summer with their fun and interactive family tours. Tours will be running on Tuesday mornings throughout the school holidays and will help families discover more about the history of Tower Bridge and how it works. Run by experienced members of the learning team, tours are designed for children age 6 to 14. Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th August Time: 10.30 Average duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Price: £4 per person, in addition to standard ticket prices. Family ticket options for this tour are also available. Contact Tower Bridge bookings department to book and for more information on +44 (0) 207 407 9191 or email bookings@towerbridge.org.uk. It is advised that Family tours are pre-booked and paid for in advance.

Explore: London Bridge Guided Walk

Published on 05th July 2017

Whether you are new to the area or are just keen to learn more about the neighbourhood, our FREE guided walking tour of London Bridge provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London. This particular tour is a repeat of a popular route which looks at the story of London Bridge and the history of Southwark and the river. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London (next to City Hall) and lass for approx 90 mins. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take you to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as you go along. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes. Places are limited so please book your free ticket on Eventbrite here. 

Guided Tour: A Place for Old and New

Published on 12th May 2017

This free guided walking tour of London Bridge area provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London. This particular tour is a repeat of a popular route which looks at the story of London Bridge and the history of Southwark and the river. There is plenty of fascinating architecture to admire and learn about en route. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take us to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as we go along. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London and last for approximately 90 mins. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes.  Click here to book your free place. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture