Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, designing their own take on fashion and homeware. Company Overview Our story starts with our founder, Olly. His creative upbringing, culturally influenced by the many countries he lived in, instilled a love of design and an exploratory spirit from an early age. At university whilst studying Anthropology, Olly began to bring back gifts for friends from his travels abroad. He turned this into a small business and in 1993 the first store opened in London, repainted by his friends with Olly behind a second-hand till. Over two decades on, Oliver Bonas has evolved from curating others’ designs to creating our own. Our team of designers now take Olly’s exploratory spirit and channel it into our fashion and homeware collections. We are inspired by the alchemy of great design, fresh thinking, and the belief that design has the power to positively affect how we feel. New designs land in store and online every week. Today, OB has grown to over 60 stores across the UK and is run by an amazing team who share Olly’s passion for bringing new ideas to life. We have fun and follow our company motto: Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind. The London Bridge branch of Oliver Bonas is located on the lower concourse of London Bridge Station. Platform access only. Open daily 7am-9pm.
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HOOKED will be Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge, opening September 21st 2018. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks coming soon. Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg
Totally Thames returns this September with an unmissable programme of over 100 events on, beneath and along the River Thames. From boat trips and walks, to exhibitions and concerts, the festival’s diverse line-up of arts and culture is a month long celebration of the magnificent River Thames. Check out the line up here.
Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like a pink hue in an ice-cold glass on a sunny day. Amidst a very un-British stint of sunshine in the capital, Rosé is officially having a moment. We speak to our Bermondsey Street neighbours at WSET School London for expert advice on picking the perfect bottle for your palate… Pink wine with its flavours of summer berries has always been a seasonal favourite and there are a multitude of styles available. Most Rosé wine is designed to be drunk when young fresh and fruity. What is in the shops now is ready to drink and not to be kept. Rosé wine should be chilled to around 7-10?c the same as a light white wine, this makes it the perfect temperature in this summer heat, don’t forget to keep it cool with the use of an ice bucket or a sleeve that you can keep in the freezer. There are different styles of Rosé for all palates, however all show lovely red fruit flavours such as strawberry, raspberry and red cherries. There are the more medium sweet styles like White Zinfandel from California which are very easy to drink and very easily available commercially, these will also tend to taste a bit of melon and candyfloss too! For another slightly less sweet style there are Rosé wines from the Loire Valley in France such as Cabernet d’Anjou which has very expressive fruit character and extremely refreshing acidity, this wine would pair well with a summer spicy dish, such as some chili and garlic prawns. For dryer styles you can look to Southern France and Navarra and Rioja in Northern Spain. The pale pink wines from Provence in the South of France are delicate, floral and fruity and can easily be drunk as an aperitif or just to while away a summer afternoon. For a bigger food Rosé, Tavel wines in the Southern Rhone are deep pink ripe red berry delights that would pair perfectly with grilled vegetables or oily fish such as salmon or tuna. For a fun bit of Rosé fizz look no further than Cava in Spain where they produce very affordable fresh, lively red fruit sparkles from the local black grape varieties. For dry styles of Cava check for Brut on the label and Demi-Sec for sweeter styles. WSET Certified Educator, Lauren Denyer – #AtLondonBridge Recommends Whether you’re dreaming of alfresco or air conditioning, these London Bridge bars offer a great selection of wines: BOB’s Lobster Wine Bar & Kitchen Londrino Prosecco House The Rose Vivat Bacchus The Ivy Tower Bridge
Prosecco House is a specialised wine bar where guests can buy, sample and learn about DOCG Prosecco on the south bank of the River Thames at One Tower Bridge. The Prosecco House team have a long-standing experience in business, and a very strong entrepreneurial spirit. With a strong passion for wine and food, and love for Veneto region, they want to introduce classical aperitivo culture to London. In Prosecco House, our customers can appreciate an Italian atmosphere and taste authentic high quality DOCG Prosecco. Opening Times MON – WED: 12 TO 11PM THURS – SAT: 12 TO 12AM SUN: 12 TO 10PM ?020 3034 1718? INFO@PROSECCOHOUSE.COM
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen, which first opened in November 2015 at White’s Row, Spitalfields. The short menu takes influence from family recipes collected by Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef, Nirmal Save., with the menu recreating the vibrant flavour and confident spicing that both love about home-cooked Indian food. Gunpowder is set to open for a soft launch with 50% off food from 15th August to 1st September with 50% off food. – Gunpowder 4 Duchess Walk, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD http://www.gunpowderlondon.com
DELICIOUS FOOD & DRINK FROM BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AFRICA The Savanna specialises in all things South African; including their award-winning biltong and excellent native wines. The London Bridge branch is located in the railway arches on St Thomas Street and serves lunch during the week from 11:30-3:30pm. The Savanna are offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% discount on food and drink at their London Bridge branch. https://www.thesavanna.co.uk
New to Crucifix Lane, Kin + Deum brings a curation of fresh, wholesome Thai dishes in a stylish, modern setting to London Bridge. The family run restaurant was opened by siblings Bank, Roselyn, and Shakris Inngern in July 2018, who have created a menu packed with local ingredients with traditional cooking techniques applied. Dishes like Bangkok’s Gra Pow (Stir-fried minced pork with bird’s eye chillies, garlic, peppers, red onions and basil leaves) and Honey Duck Coriander (Roasted duck slices in a marinade of honey and garlic) take inspiration from the local appetite of Bangkok. https://www.kindeum.com
Rosa’s Thai Cafe has opened its fourteenth branch, situated in the One Tower Bridge development. It’s the perfect place grab a Pad Thai whilst enjoying the view of the historic Tower Bridge. With the Bridge Theatre just around the corner on the waterfront, and only a ten-minute walk to the Fashion & Textile Museum and the White Cube gallery, you’ll have plenty of time for a pick-me-up meal before heading out for some art! Check out the menu
Bikram Yoga London are hosting the ultimate yoga-lovers festival on Thursday 26th July in the park grounds of St. John’s Churchyard, a short walk from their London Bridge studio. The festival will host a schedule of outdoor yoga classes, followed by mindfulness meditation. There will also be a speciality market, made up of yoga and food brand vendors offering everything from hot yoga gear to crystal healing. The idea is to offer an immersive environment that encompasses peace, positivity and inspiration for life and practice. Event is free to attend. No booking required.