Tag: London Bridge

Massaoke Friyays!

Published on 12th June 2018

Masseaoke returns to London Bridge as part of Summer by the River festival! Head to The Scoop every Friday this June to join in the fun at Massaoke! A sensational live band will play rock, pop and indie anthems with giant video lyrics and the audience singing as one #bringthesing. Starts at 7PM, June 8th, 15th and 29th.

World Cup at The Underdog

Published on 11th June 2018

It’s World Cup time! See the games from kick off to the final at the Underdog London with beers from BrewDog, great food, merchandise giveaways and a giant screen; all just a stones throw away from London Bridge station.  From 14th June until 15th July with a final party. Come and celebrate (or drown your sorrows!) Open to ALL with FREE entry. (Please note the Underdog won’t be showing Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia 4pm-6pm on 20th July or the Quarter Final from 7pm – 9pm on Sat 7th July due to private events).

June Diary

Published on 31st May 2018

Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this June in the vibrant area of London Bridge… #AtLondonBridge Top 5  1. London Bridge Open Kitchen | Tooley Street | 29th & 30th June 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 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. Book your FREE ticket/ find out more 2. London Bridge City’s Summer by the River – London Bridge City Riverside – Throughout June 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. Find out more   3. London Festival of Architecture in London Bridge – Various Locations – Throughout June For the first time, London Bridge has become a hub for the festival, hosting a packed timetable of exciting events and experiences around the area. From exclusive preview tours of the Science Gallery London, to Yoga sessions at One Tower Bridge – check out the full timetable.  Find out more   4. Make Music Day UK in London Bridge – Various Locations – 21st June Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Join in the celebrations in London Bridge as London-based Kinetika Bloco lead a carnival-style procession from the north side of the Thames starting at 6:00pm, across London Bridge, before weaving through the More London Estate. Find out more   5. My Name is Lucy Barton Bridge Theatre | 3rd-23rd June  Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London debut as Lucy Barton in The Bridge Theatre’s June production. Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life. Book tickets   More in London Bridge 1st and 8th , 15th, 22nd, 29th June – Émigré Architect DRMM Film Screening* 2nd June – Provisions Artisan Market – Courage Yard* 2nd June – Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented* 4th June – Yoga on the Beat – The Scoop 4th June – Mindful Monday – London Bridge Hive 5th June – Vine to Glass Wine Tasting – WSET School London 5th , 12th, 13th, 20th, 26th, June – London Bridge Revealed Guided Walks* 6th and 20th June – Science Gallery London Site Tour* 7th June – Brass Hysteria – The Scoop 7th June – Interactive Music Workshop – London Bridge Hive 7th, 21st, 28th June – Yoga in the Podium Garden – One Tower Bridge Until 10th June – Ardyn Halter, Paintings and Screen Prints – Eames Fine Art 16th June – Gelato E Architecture – Casswell Bank Architects* 16th June – London Reimagined – Tower Bridge* 18th June – Veuve Clicquot & Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus 17th June – Havana Londres: The Cuban Dance School in London – Summer by The River 19th June – Monet and Architecture Lecture – London Bridge Hive* 21st June – Architectural Tour of Borough Market – DLA Design* 23rd June – Sardine Festival – Londrino / Jose/ Elliotts 25th June – Mediterranean Cheese Night – London Bridge 30th June – Kids Plant Workshop – Hay’s Galleria 30th June – Talk – Arrival: Celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed – City Hall *Part of London Festival Architecture, click here for full line up in London Bridge Throughout June Beatriz Milhazes Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre

Make Music Day in London Bridge

Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21! Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. London-based Kinetika Bloco will lead a carnival-style procession from the north side of the Thames starting at 6:00pm, across London Bridge, and then weaving through the More London Estate – before arriving for a final performance as part of our programming at The Scoop. Along the way they will be joined by other brass-lead ensembles from London and there will be yet more music from these bands on Potters Fields park at the end of the procession. This is the London flagship event that is organised by the national coordinating group Make Music Day UK. For the third year in a row there will be an evening concert centred around The Scoop (pictured above) – an amphitheatre dug into the side of City Hall on the south embankment of the Thames, which overlooks Tower Bridge, featuring a diverse lineup of live music featuring: THE GREAT MALARKEY, SAMBA SISTERS COLLECTIVE, a BRASS BAND JAM and CARMEN MON OXIDE More acts TBC… #MakeMusicDayUK @MakeMusicDayUK Make Music Day UK is headed by Making Music, Music for All and media partner Classic FM on behalf of an alliance of over sixty organisations from the music sector, with support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, NAMM Foundation and Music Sales. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

London Festival of Architecture: sign up for free events!

Published on 29th May 2018

London Bridge becomes a London Festival of Architecture ‘hub’ for June – sign up for free events and experiences. The London Festival of Architecture started over 10 years ago as a niche celebration of the capital’s architectural achievements and talent. These days it has a wide reach and a programme of hundreds of events that engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, so much so that you don’t even have to know your Wren from your Rogers to join in and explore this year’s theme of IDENTITY. For the first time, London Bridge has become a focus area for the Festival, creating a hub of activity 1-30 June, reflecting the importance of the changing built environment and globally-famous, landmark architecture we have here. This year’s programme includes exhibitions and installations, talks and debates, walks and tours, family events, film screenings and a wide range of special events. Highlights of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) London Bridge Hub so far include: London Bridge Open Kitchen, 29/30 June Gelato e Architecture, 16 June Museum of Walking, guided walks, 5, 12, 19, 20, 26 June London Bridge Station Tours, various dates Design Competition, Tooley Street triangle intervention We’ll be encouraging participants in all London Bridge based events to feed back their Placemarks to us. And make sure you check the listings for events at our London Bridge Hive, which includes a Monet and Architecture lunchtime talk. Most LFA2018  events are free to attend but in many cases you’ll need to register to confirm your place. www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org

10% discount in Charles Tyrwhitt

Published on 24th May 2018

Charles Tyrwhitt is a Jermyn Street menswear company committed to delivering the best of classic British style to the world. It was founded in 1986 by Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler, a firm believer in the idea that there’s no better way of dressing than in Britain’s time-transcending, world-renowned codes of elegance. Mr. Wheeler went on a mission to deliver high-quality, classic, and quintessentially British shirts at affordable prices, making it easy for men to dress well. The business grew to lead a worldwide revolution in the way men dress. Without giving up on classic elegance, Charles Tyrwhitt introduced non-iron shirts, stretch chinos, shoes, and other styles of timeless appeal with modern finishes for the man of today, helping change the course of men’s fashion. The Charles Tyrwhitt Tooley Street store is one of the label’s most welcoming branches, located right by Hay’s Galleria, opposite London Bridge station. It holds a selection of Tyrwhitt’s flawless formal and casual shirts of impeccable fit, as well as sharp suits, top-drawer business casual staples, trousers, and a marvellous footwear range. Charles Tyrwhitt are offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% discount at their Tooley Street store.  Make a visit to be greeted by their charming staff – trained and ready to resolve any style conundrum, fitting question, or just to guide you through a wardrobe refresh.

London Bridge Open Kitchen 2018 Returns

Published on 23rd May 2018

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 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 2018

Published on 09th May 2018

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. Click here for the full line up 

May Diary

Published on 04th May 2018

Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this May in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern | Fashion Textile Museum | Opens 25th May Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world. Book Tickets   Nightfall | Bridge Theatre | 1st– 26th May How do you make a future when you can’t escape the past? Rising star Barney Norris explores theme of love, loss and family in the Bridge Theatre’s new production. What you believed in seemed to vanish overnight. So how are you going to live now? One family struggling in the heart of the country looks for a star to steer by as they try to plot a route out of the dark they’ve been pitched into. “Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.” – The Times Book Tickets   London Pizza Festival | Borough Market | 20th May The London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Sunday 20th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. There’s six pop up pizzerias to choose from and you can wash it all down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price. Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website.   Days of Poland Festival | Potters Fields Park | 6th May Join in the fun at Potters Fields Park this weekend as the biggest Polish Festival in the UK returns to London. This family friendly festival will introduce Londoners and visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. FREE event.   More in May 4th- 20th May – A Solo Exhibition by Sculptor Ray Readdy – The Underdog Gallery 5th May – Open Studio – Eames Fine Art 8th May – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 10th May – Food & Wine Pairing – WSET School London 12th May – Noisepicker Album Launch – The Underdog Gallery Until 13th May – Anita Klein, These Fleeting Days – Eames Fine Art 14th May – Marvellous Malbec Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus 17th May – The Book People at Cottons and No.1 London Bridge – London Bridge City 18th May – Jenny Chandler in Borough Market Demo Kitchen – Borough Market 19th May – Magnificent Machines – Tower Bridge 19th May – Music Weekender – Retribution Alive – The Underdog Gallery 20th May – London Pizza Festival – Borough Market 21st – 25th May – VB’s Annual South African Wine Festival – Vivat Bacchus 22nd May – Introduction to Old World Classic Wines – WSET School London 27th May – Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre 29th – 30th May – What are Teenagers For? Drama Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Shake Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement 2 day Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Free Family Activities – Jumping Buses (London History Day) – Tower Bridge Throughout May Beatriz Milhazes – Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre Baby Show – Unicorn Theatre Bridge House States Exhibition – Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Engine Rooms – Tower Bridge Family Experience – The View from The Shard Regulars Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market

Science or Superstition? How Victorian London Was Mesmerised by Hypnotism

Published on 03rd May 2018

As part of The Old Operating Theatre’s ‘Life’ talks series, best-selling author Wendy Moore talks about her new book, The Mesmerist: the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, which tells the story of Elliotson’s battle to spread the word about mesmerism – hypnotism as we know it today – in the face of furious opposition. When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837, a strange new idea wafted across the English Channel from France: mesmerism. Maverick physician John Elliotson, whot trained and worked at St Thomas’ and Guys Hospital, was the only British doctor to take mesmerism seriously. He staged demonstrations on his patients at University College Hospital which created sensational headlines but ultimately brought him disaster. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.  Book Tickets