Tag: London Bridge

QUEER TOURS OF LONDON ‘A Mince Through Time’

Published on 27th September 2022

QUEER TOURS OF LONDON (‘A Mince Through Time’) exist to shine a light on London’s queer past and present whilst also looking to the future. The tours celebrate and remember the queer pioneers that paved a way for the liberations that we enjoy today, and acknowledge the work that still needs to happen. This brand new walking tour, commissioned by Team London Bridge, explores and celebrates untold and forgotten stories, voices, people and places from London Bridge’s rich queer heritage and identity. Delivered by Queer activists, performers and historians Dani Singer and Dan de la Motte, on behalf of the Queer Tours of London collective. BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE  

The 5 Best Burgers in London Bridge

Published on 17th August 2022

On August 25th 2022, the humble burger will be officially appreciated nationwide. We’ve found the best burgers in London Bridge to help you celebrate. No, we’re not drooling… you are!    1. Flat Iron Tooley Street Flat Iron might be known for their steaks, but their Herd Burger is not to be overlooked. Introduced to the menu at the beginning of 2022, the dish is a reinvention of the ultimate classic cheeseburger. Designed by head of beef, Fred Smith, the burger is made using beef exclusively from the Flat Iron herd in Thirsk, Yorkshire and includes two patties layered with Ogleshield cheese, Natoora’s Iberiko winter tomatoes, crispy shredded lettuce, and a generous spread of Smith’s delicious burger relish. https://flatironsteak.co.uk/restaurant/london-bridge 2. Nanny Bill’s Started as an homage Grandma Bill and the cafe she ran in the ’70s & ’80s. Nanny Bill’s first opened a vintage food truck to feed the folk of Hackney in 2015. Their hand-pressed burgers took London’s burger scene by storm; with the ‘Dalston Dip’ (complete with dipping gravy) and ‘The Jam’ (National Burger Award Finalist) dominating the foodie-burger scene. Bonus – you can add one of their famous Mac N Cheese or Beef Brisket Croquettes to your burger for £1.50. Find them in London Bridge at The Vinegar Yard. https://www.nannybills.co.uk/vinegar-yard 3. Café Piazza Café Piazza’s brand new burger isn’t just your average beef patty. Favouring delicious cuts of roast beef and sandwiched in a brioche bun, the meat is topped with Japanese mayonnaise and finished with a delicate drizzle of truffle oil. If beef isn’t your preference then they have more mouth-watering options including pulled pork in a pretzel bun, and a Moving Mountain vegan cheeseburger. https://cafepiazza.london 4. Baba G’s at The Vinegar Yard If you fancy something a little less traditional, Baba G’s Bhangra burgers are just the ticket. The Million Pound Menu winners have been perfecting their hybrid of Indian inspired fast-food since 2008. The Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi, Cheeky Tikka Chicken and Paneer Saag Burgers are all firm favourites. Pair with masala fries for the ultimate taste sensation. Available in London Bridge at their stall at The Vinegar Yard. https://www.bhangraburger.com 5. Five Guys Tower Bridge Let’s wrap it up with a classic. Burger enterprise Five Guys had their humble beginnings started by five brothers in 1986 and is now one of the world’s most successful burger joints. But the formula remains simple – ‘Burgers and Fries cooked to perfection’ FG burgers come with as many of their 15 free toppings as you like, meaning the possibilities are endless! https://restaurants.fiveguys.co.uk/greater-london/unit-2  

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Potters Fields Park

Published on 10th May 2022

The Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Potters Fields Park for local residents, with support from the National Lottery Community Fund Saturday, 4 June 4.00pm to 6.00pm and Sunday, 5 June 1.00pm to 6.00pm  Platinum_Jubilee_Lunch_Event Warm up on Saturday afternoon with a free glass of Prosecco and the New Orleans style jazz band Doolally Tap (4-6PM). Join us on Sunday for a free lunch from local restaurants Vapiano and Rosa’s Thai Cafe, and a fun-filled line-up of events at the Bandstand. • Free Lunch from Vapiano, Rosa‘s Thai Café for the first 300 residents to present their tickets.  • Discounted Pimm’s from the Pimm’s teapot,  • Free henna hand-painting for adults  • Free face-painting for children  • Let’s Grow Nannies for children – sponsored by Team London Bridge  Residents will need (free) tickets for both Saturday and Sunday Residents of Shad Thames please contact info@shadthames.org Residents of Fair Community Housing Services please contact the Fair Community Office  The celebrations are being organised by the Shad Thames Residents’ Association in partnership with Potters Fields Park Management Trust and Fair Community Housing Services, with generous funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. 

Skyline Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La London

Published on 05th May 2022

T?NG Lounge, recently transformed into an English Garden complete with a celling of hanging wisteria, will be serving Skyline Afternoon Tea featuring a spectacular miniature chocolate and raspberry shard to share, alongside a selection of delicious Jubilee themed desserts including ‘The Pearl of the Queen’ – a pearlescent tonka, vanilla and strawberry gateaux, and a crowned lime and blueberry ‘Jubilee tart’. Available until 30th September 2022 and prices start from £65 per person.

Guiding Lights at Science Gallery London

Join the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies to celebrate the International Day of Light and International Year of Glass at the Science Gallery London Listen to an inspiring keynote from physicist and author Dr Jess Wade, enjoy a tour of new glass artworks created by postgraduate science students and take part in panel debates with leading voices from the worlds of science, art and architecture. And make your own glass guide from molten glass, drawn from the only British-made furnace on wheels! See your piece installed in a giant fibre-optic bundle – and raise a glass to the power of light! Please forward this on to anyone who may be interested in attending. This event is open to all. Guiding Light Activities 10.00 – Welcome – Professor Anatoly Zayats – Co-director of London Light 10.15-10.45 – Keynote – Dr Jess Wade – Imperial College London Jess is an Imperial College Research Fellow investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials. Broadly speaking, her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and since the start of 2018 has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day. 15.00 – 15.50 – Shining a Light on Symmetry Join physicist Professor Bob Schroeder from UCL, art publisher Kailash Elmer and glass artist Katharine Coleman for a discussion about the power of light and glass to express symmetry and pattern at different scales. 16.00 -16.50 – Colour in Time and Space In this session, physicist Professor Riccardo Sapienza from Imperial College London will be joined by holographer Pearl John and glass artist Bruno Romanelli to consider how time and space shape our experience of colour. 17.00 – 17.50 – Revealing Form with Light In this session, physical chemist Professor Helen Fielding from UCL, lighting designer Mark Major and glass artist Matt Durran will share different perspectives on light and form from the nano to the architectural scale 18.00 – 18.30 – The Poetry of Light with theatre designer Paule Constable The day will end with multi-award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable with a talk entitled ‘Light as a storytelling medium’ 18.30- 20.00 – Drinks reception BOOK FREE BOOK Guiding Lights BOOK Glass Making

Valentine’s Day inspiration in London Bridge

Published on 02nd February 2022

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Planning something special for Valentine’s Day? The good news is that it can’t fail to be more impressive than last year’s lockdown love-in, especially if you take your pick from some of the romantic treats available in the London Bridge area. Gaucho Join Gaucho (London Bridge City) this Valentine’s weekend to enjoy a bespoke chateaubriand sharing experience! This offer can be enjoyed between two or in larger groups in any of our restaurants from Friday 11th through to Monday 14th Feb only.  See menu. Aqua Shard Treat your loved ones to the incredible views of Aqua Shard and celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 31st floor of The Shard. Whilst the sun sets over our iconic skyline, Aqua Shard will be serving their contemporary British cuisine with two Valentine specials, as well as a Romance in the clouds cocktail, mixing Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom, peach liqueur, strawberry and vanilla puree with rose syrup, lemon and egg white. Book here. Borough Market Borough Market has got Valentine’s Day in all its formats covered – with a special date night edition Gastro tour of the market, restaurant tasting menus, romantic produce from traders including heart shaped cheeses and biscuits, steak and oysters. A whole range of Valentine’s hampers including vegan and date night recipe boxes such as a seafood extravaganza are available for those who’d prefer to stay at home (delivery across the UK). TING Wonderful TING is perched on level 35 of the Shard and while you could choose one of their fabulous Afternoon Teas as your romantic gesture, you’ll also have the choice of their Valentine’s 3-course Set Menu 11th February – 28th February. Regular menus are also available, as is their award winning wine list and special Valentine’s cocktail. Comptoir Libanais Celebrate love and sharing at Comptoir Libanais. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Ksara Clos St Alphonse White or Ksara Clos St Alphonse Red wine to share between two people when ordering a mezze, main course and dessert each. T’s and C’s apply. Available from 14th – 20st February. More here. Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers This Valentine’s Day, couples can celebrate on a special cruise along the Thames with Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers.  Arrive at your date destination in style! Set against the stunning backdrop of the capital’s famous sites, passengers will be serenaded by a live string quartet, accompanied by champagne and Valentine’s Day nibbles, available for purchase on board. More here. Coal Shed Just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge and some of the most romantic views in the city, Coal Shed is usually closed on a Monday, but are making an exception for Valentine’s dinner to make your evening one to remember.They will be running their fab regular A La Carte menu alongside Valentine’s sharing specials, new desserts, and exclusive cocktails. All specially curated for the weekend of Love. From Friday 11th Feb – Monday 14th Feb. Book here. Cafe Piazza Pop along to local favourite Café Piazza in Hay’s Galleria and enjoy a complimentary Bellini with any main ordered all day on February 14th. Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a Brunch-time Bellini! Hotel Chocolat What’s more traditional than chocolate on Valentine’s Day? It’s almost unacceptable to have any kind of romantic encounter on the 14th without coming armed with a box of the good stuff! From thoughtful tokens of affection to grand gestures that will sweep them off their feet – hand-piped chocolate characters to elaborate hampers – Hotel Chocolat (London Bridge Station) has lovingly created something for everyone this February 14th. The Ivy Tower Bridge For something you’ll treasure forever, The Ivy has joined forces with Letters of Note to produce an exclusive edition of their international bestselling book, Love curated by Shaun Usher. A collection of the most powerful and passionate letters will be complimentary with every reservation on Monday 14th February. They also offer a collection of cocktails that would put Cupid to shame and a stunning sharing dessert that comes with one plate, two spoons and a few surprises… Pandora Love is always worth celebrating at Pandora in London Bridge Station. Check out the wonderful gifts on offer in store in the Western Arcade this Valentine’s Day and find something really special for the one you love. Feeling brave? The View from the Shard, Tower Bridge and Shangri-La at The Shard all offer bespoke services to help you plan a wedding proposal with one of the world’s most memorable backdrops. You’d have to be fairly confident of a positive outcome though! That’s a long way down from top of The Shard if you’ve just been rebuffed!

Digital Cookbook Club

Published on 19th February 2021

A club for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company Borough Market’s Cookbook Club is for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company. If that is you, then sign up (for free) to join the club and you will be eligible to come along to our small, friendly Cookbook Club events held in The Cookhouse at Borough Market. Each event has a landmark cookery book chosen as its theme. Club members who book a ticket will be asked to pick something to make from that book, cook it at home and then bring it along. Then, over drinks supplied by the Club’s supporter Borough Wines, we’ll all spend a few hours sharing each others’ food and our experiences of cooking from the book. The Borough Market Cookbook Club is organised and hosted by food writer Angela Clutton. She has written on food and drink for a wide range of publications, features as the food historian on the latest series of BBC’s Rip Off Britain, Food, and is co-Chair of The Guild of Food Writers. At each Cookbook Club event, Angela will be cooking her chosen dish in The Cookhouse for members to share, and giving some background and insight into the book and its writer. Anyone is welcome to join the Cookbook Club—whether you are starting your cookbook collection with the club’s chosen book, or have shelves and shelves given over to cookery writers; whether you’re an experienced cook, or just starting out. Tickets to the regular Cookbook Club events are £8 each. A limited number of free places are reserved for each club event for our neighbours in SE1. How it works: —Join the Cookbook Club by emailing cookbookclub@boroughmarket.org.uk with your name, home address and email address. —Once you have joined, we’ll email you back with your membership number and details of how to book to attend events. That will include how to let us know what dish you’ll be making and information about the loyalty card for Cookbook Club and other membership benefits which include a complimentary Borough Wines refill bottle carrying the bespoke Cookbook Club label, to use at their Borough Market stand. Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Cookbook Club events will no longer take place in their usual format. We’re determined not to let it stop us completely, though: while we are sad not to be able to share one another’s dishes, Cookbook Club cheer will continue in the form of online discussions via Zoom. Terms and conditions Borough Market Cookbook Club in association with Borough Wines Book now.

Missoni: Art & Colour

Published on 11th January 2021

Explore the Fashion and Textile Museum’s popular exhibition, MISSONI ART COLOUR, organised by the MA*GA Art Museum in collaboration with Missoni, with the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft. With the founding of their eponymous company in 1953 in Gallarate, Italy, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni changed the fashion world’s – and our – perceptions of the knitted garment forever. The combination of Ottavio’s interest in art, design and colour, and Rosita’s innate sensibility to clothing engendered a whole new approach to dressing. The inaugural Missoni collection, called ‘Milano-Simpathy’, was presented by the couple at the famous La Rinascente store in 1958. A fashion show for the press was staged in 1966; the unconventional use of colour and pattern in knit made it the first of many successful shows over the following decades. Join the Fashion and Textile Museum for this Online Event and discover the creative process of Italian fashion house, Missoni, and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art, making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion. Tickets are £5. Book now. 

Get Creative with Tower Bridge at Home

Published on 08th January 2021

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Tower Bridge may not be open, but there are plenty of activities you can dive into at home! Designed to compliment and enhance your a visit along with your knowledge of Tower Bridge, these family friendly activities are sure to do just that. Children’s Art Week 2020 Learn to marble, make your own comic strip and even try some origami! Learn Semaphore Semaphore is a way of sending messages to people who you can see but are too far away to talk to. Using your arms (or flags), you can spell out words – each position means a different letter. Before the radio was invented, semaphore was used to communicate with ships to check they were ready to pass through. Making a moving Tower Bridge Picture Got a printer, scissors and blutak to hand? Create your own moving Tower Bridge picture with this cut out. Make a stop motion film Recreate the moving bus that jumped over an opening Tower Bridge in 1952! Make an origami boat  Thousands of boats pass under Tower Bridge every year. Follow the instructions to make your very own origami flotilla. Dot to dot and colouring sheets  Pens and pencils at the ready! Enjoy a series of dot to dots and colouring sheets.  

Borough Market recipes

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Theres no doubt about it that lockdown has given a lot of us more time to get creative in the kitchen. Whether it be to break up the working from home day with the evening, or simply having more time on our hands, we’ve seen (yes a lot of banana bread) but also some incredibly creative and delicious recipes being whipped up in kitchens all over the world. From cauliflower gnocchi with sage butter and hazelnuts to a good old fashioned sausage roll, Borough Markets have recipes to get you salivating and most definitely inspired. See Borough Markets recipes here.