Tag: London Bridge

In a Field by a Bridge Festival

Published on 25th May 2023

In a Field by a Bridge is a brand new FREE summer festival coming to Potters Fields Park and St. John’s Churchyard, featuring a jam packed line-up set to inspire sustainable living and celebrate community action!   About the festival In a field, a community park beside an international landmark In a Field by a Bridge is a weekend festival taking place on 22nd and 23rd July. The line-up will feature live performances, interactive workshops, film screenings, architectural tours, activities for all the family and so much more. Where is it? Just a short walk from London Bridge station along the riverfront, the festival will take place across two sites. Potters Fields Park (Tooley St, London, SE1 2QX) and St. John’s Churchyard (Fair Street, London SE1 2LD) Who’ll be there Keith Brymer Jones and Clayground mass participatory clay workshop celebrating the history of pottery-making in the area Social enterprise Beyond Food community Feast in a Field Programme of workshops, talks & walks curated by London National Park City and its network of park rangers Topical talks programme with headline panellists Local businesses & resident involvement Film screenings Suitcase Sale Designers and makers market Street food & drink Workshops Music & entertainment on a pedal-powered stage. Check out what’s on  FIND OUT MORE In a Field by a Bridge is produced by HemingwayDesign, in partnership with Team London Bridge and Potters Fields Park Management Trust.  

Bollywood Interactive Dance Class with Naz Choudhury

Published on 22nd May 2023

Join Bollywood artist Naz Choudhury and the Bolly Flex team for an interactive dance class Come join us at the London Bridge Hive, have some fun and learn some amazing dance steps from the world of Bollywood dance. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a professional in the making, then this interactive dance class is for you.  Naz Choudhury is single-handedly the most recognized and successful Bollywood artist in Europe. Join Naz, as he takes you on a Bollywood journey. You might even get a taste of what’s to come for the live performance later that evening – the London Bridge Bollywood Spectacular – A Music & Dance Festival for Make Music Day – 7.30pm at The Scoop, 2A More London, SE1 2AA  Commissioned by Team London Bridge for Summer by The River festival and produced by Rajpal Pardesi  

Medi-Culture Festival 2022

Published on 04th October 2022

This October, a celebration of health is coming to London Bridge. From Victorian surgery demonstrations at the world’s oldest surviving operating theatre to medical stand-up and anatomical drawing classes, Medi-Culture Festival 2022 offers an exciting line-up of live events, talks, walks, workshops, stories and stand-up, all FREE to book. LINE UP  World-leading medical and scientific sites such as Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College London will take their stories, ideas, thoughts and innovations directly to audiences. alongside cultural partners such as the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret, Florence Nightingale Museum, Gordon Museum and Science Gallery London. Tickets and all festival details are available now from https://www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk/mediculturefest22

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  

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!

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. 

Discover HMS Belfast Story

Published on 29th December 2020

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Whilst you are unable to visit in person, IWM have created an interactive timeline where you’re able to explore the HMS Belfast Story. Discover it’s history, hear the unique stories of those who served on board, and read about the adventures that the Royal Navy cruiser embarked on as a world-touring warship, from the Arctic Circle to East Asia. Explore the timeline here.  Image: HMS Belfast leaving Scapa Flow for the Normandy beaches, June 1944. © IWM (A 25665) ©IWM (A 25665)