For decades, designers worldwide have been influenced by the traditional textiles of Peru. The Fashion and Textile Museum’s latest exhibition explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day. Works presented include pieces by contemporary Peruvian fashion designers Meche Correa and Chiara Macchievello, photographs by Sebastian Castaneda Vita, Marta Tucci and Toni Frissell, Peruvian-inspired designs from Vivienne Westwood and Naeem Khan and a broad selection of both traditional and contemporary Peruvian art, produced in a multitude of fascinating mediums. With many artists of all forms now looking to Peru for inspiration, this is a very exciting time to examine the history and future of Peruvian arts. Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru is accompanied by the display A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru, showcasing the work of 17 Peruvian artists. Book tickets
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From July 2nd to July 14th, Festibowl will be rolling towards the river for the ultimate British summer experience. 5 mins walk from London Bridge station, head to Potters Field Park for your first ever bowl or to tune your existing skills. It’ll be an event you’ll never forget! Freshly cut grass beneath your feet, lawn bowl in one hand, an ice-cold drink in the other. Blue skies abound, it’s a breezy summer’s day and you’re surrounded by your friends and colleagues as classic tunes echo around Potters Field Park. THIS IS FESTIBOWL An outdoor lawn bowls pop up event in the heart of the city. The perfect way to team build, network and entertain clients this summer. Delicious street food, a wide range of drinks, immersive lawn bowls for all, open air music and entertainment available.
From its historic inns and yards, to Renzo Piano’s Shard, the transformative landscape of London Bridge shows how well-considered architecture can improve all aspects of our lives. In celebration of London Festival of Architecture (1-30 June) we’re hosting the #LFAlondonbridge Instagram photography competition! Capture your favourite examples of architecture in London Bridge to be in with the chance of winning an Elevator Lunch for 2 at Oblix at The Shard. 2 runners-up will also win entry-tickets to Tower Bridge. PLUS the top 10 entries will have their photography printed and displayed in the London Bridge Hive. To enter Follow @atlondonbridge on Instagram Share your photo capturing architecture that inspires you in the London Bridge area Use the hashtag #LFAlondonbridge Instagram @atlondonbridge Entries will be accepted up until midnight on Friday 5th July. The winner will be announced on Monday 8th July. Happy tagging!
This month, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, celebrates its fifth birthday! The hotel opened its doors on May 6th 2014 in London’s most iconic modern building – The Shard, located in the heart of London Bridge. To mark the milestone, the hotel is launching several special offers from exclusive cocktails to an overnight package, alongside exciting social media competitions for hotel guests and enthusiasts of The Shard alike. With sweeping views across London, the celebrations will come alive in the hotel’s restaurants and bars. In T?NG Restaurant and Lounge, guests can dine on an especially created anniversary five-course tasting menu. Meanwhile the bartenders in G?NG Bar and Bar 31 have designed a fifth anniversary themed cocktail available to order until May 31st. Those entering the first social media competition will have the opportunity to name the new Bar 31 cocktail that features five ingredients from the bar’s five team members. Guests are also invited to celebrate at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London through a spectacular overnight experience available during the month of May. The offer includes a luxurious two-night stay at London’s highest hotel, the delicious five course tasting menu in T?NG Restaurant and a bountiful breakfast 35 floors up for an exclusive price of £555 per night. For a one time only offer, guests can also upgrade their room category should they wish for a further £55. In addition, guests staying at the hotel between the 13thand 19thof May will receive a surprise fifth anniversary themed gift on turndown. To say thank you to their guests for their patronage, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard has invited back to the hotel the first five guests ever to have stayed at the luxury establishment. The five guests are being treated to a complimentary night’s stay, five years on to recreate the magic of their first experience when the hotel opened.
We deliberated long and hard over all of your wonderful #londonbridgespring photography competition entries, taking a team vote based on originality, composition, location and that special ‘spring-essence’! We’re excited to announce the winner is… @Chang_Wander! This photographer went off the beaten track to capture this beautiful spring day on Druid Street. The winner will receive the following London Bridge goodies from local businesses: Build a bracelet* at Pandora’s London Bridge bridge shop in the Western Arcade of London Bridge Station. *Prize value £125. Only redeemable in Pandora London Bridge. ID will be required on collection. Prize not refundable/ transferable. Pizza Pilgrims: Carbonara Pizza for 2. Enjoy 2 of these deliciously naughty guest pizzas at their new branch in London Bridge. Giddy Grocer is offering the winner a special hamper to collect from their Bermondsey Street store, packed full of gourmet delights. Kiehl’s: £20 voucher to spend at their Western Arcade branch, plus a goody bag. Gunpowder Tower Bridge: The Gunpowder Cookbook ‘Explosive Flavours from Modern India‘ is an exciting collection of recipes , named in the top 20 cookbooks of last year. Their latest branch opened in One Tower Bridge in 2018. Runners up @foodiesandcookies and @a1wyy will also receive a copy of the Gunpowder Cookbook.
From carefully planted trees and well-maintained flowerbeds to grass growing between paving stones or moss on a wall, nature is everywhere in the city, softening and subverting the angles and planes of the built environment. Street trees, roadside flower borders and the creation of green walls and green roof spaces all contribute to bringing nature more into the area. Their value is hugely important, especially for public health, and for providing amenity to residents and workers alike. People’s understanding of the complicated connections of our natural world, and how we are part of it, has grown significantly in recent years. Team London Bridge has worked hard to support community initiative and to invite the natural world into previous industrial areas. The area has ‘pocket parks’ or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads. BOOK HERE Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 Time: 6:00pm Where: Science Gallery Courtyard, next to Guy’s statue in the centre of the courtyard. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.
You are invited to join Andrew Logan for the launch of his new artwork. A key figure in London’s cultural life, Andrew’s London Bridge journey has taken him from the pre-renovated warehouses of Butler’s Wharf, to his more recent residence in the Glasshouse on Melior Place. One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. Andrew will unveil his latest work at London Bridge Station on the 3rd June at 11am. The event will take place on the Lower Concourse (next to Accessorize, opposite Platforms 3 and 4) Sunshine! by Andrew Logan was commissioned by Team London Bridge in partnership with London Bridge Station and the Unicorn Theatre.
This Summer, Provisions artisan market returns to Courage Yard, taking place on the last Saturday of the month in May, June and July from 11am – 4pm FREE ENTRY SATURDAY 25THMAY / 29THJUNE / 27THJULY 11AM – 4PM This season, some of London’s finest independent producers, makers and creators will be selling their wares so you can fill your home with delicious and delightful goods! Pick up a bite to eat, relax by the fountain and browse handmade jewellery, fabrics, candles and more. Plus, local favourites such as The Gay Farmer will return to with a selection of delicious treats to stock up for the weekend. Provisions is located in Courage Yard, on Shad Thames just a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge. Courage Yard is just a 5-10 minute walk from London Bridge or Tower Hill tube stops For more information visit courageyard.com
“Mother knows best”; a mantra that Santo Remedio is taking to heart this Mother’s Day. From the 29th-21st March, Edison and Natalie’s mothers will take over the kitchen for a unique family celebration, cooking the traditional Mexican dishes that originally inspired the husband and wife team. Edson’s mother, Luz Maria Moraover will be flying in especially from Mexico City to recreate special dishes rarely enjoyed in the UK, such as Chile Ancho Relleno (stuffed sundried Ancho chillies with beef, pork, mixed nuts and fruits with a tomato salsa). Natalie’s mother Patricia is a Mexican-Londoner and will prepare Mole Verde, a celebratory dish that she most misses from Mexico. Guests can enjoy live music throughout the day and all mothers joining the celebration will be treated to a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne. The dishes will be available from Friday 29th-Sunday 31st March. Book your table Mum’s the word!
Hamleys was founded by William Hamley as “Noahs Ark” in High Holborn, London, in 1760 and is now the oldest and best-known toy shop in the world. Their London Bridge branch is located in London Bridge Station’s Western Arcade.