Following its reopening, the London Bridge Hotel welcomes visitors to experience Urban Nature, the third OPEN exhibition of its kind, featuring artists and makers from the local area. About the exhibition London Bridge is an urban metropolis where nature is making a comeback – parks, corners and streets are once more becoming vibrant pockets of colour and habitats for ecology to thrive. Seeing nature re-emerging in the heart of the city has inspired the theme of URBAN NATURE for London Bridge Hotel’s third OPEN exhibition. The London Bridge Hotel OPEN project supports local makers and has so far exhibited over 30 artists and 60 artworks. This exhibition includes works in many different mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and photography. Artists exhibiting are: Anna Walsh, Henrietta MacPhee, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Liz Charsley, Lottie Stoddart, Lynn Dennison, Jane Higginbottom, Rod Kitson, Lucy Cooper, Dick Graham, Edori Fertig, Greg Becker, Joanna McCormick, Natalja Sigalova, Stella Yarrow and Lynette Hemmant All work displayed is available to purchase. The hotel’s ambient Quarter Bar and Lounge is now open to visitors, offering an impressive cocktail list and bar food menu. As part of the Eat Out to Help Out initiative, diners will receive a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks (up to a maximum of £10 discount per person).
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Sandwiched between two of the best food markets in the country, London Bridge’s restaurant and bar offering is second to none. London Bridge Open Kitchen celebrates this dynamic dining scene, tempting the area’s chefs out of the kitchen to serve up their signature dishes street-food-style for a whole new audience to enjoy. The festival pops-up in a different location each year, showcasing the ever-evolving landscape of London Bridge. This year we gather in Guy’s Courtyard at the foot of The Shard, next to one of the area’s most exciting new cultural landmarks, Science Gallery London. Download this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook for a sneak preview of the delicious cuisines on offer at this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen event, including recipes from BOB’s Lobster, Santo Remedio, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and more. London Bridge Open Kitchen 2019 takes place Friday 20th September from 12-9PM at Guy’s Courtyard, Next to Science Gallery Cafe, SE1 9GU. Register for your free ticket here. The event is organised and hosted by Team London Bridge, the local Business Improvement District.
This free experience takes you on a journey below the surface of London’s great river. Step up to the Zoological Society of London’s VR portal, put on your swim goggles and ‘dive’ into the Thames. As you explore, you’ll join ZSL’s conservation team in discovering the incredible wildlife that lives below the surface. Every experience is different, so challenge your friends and family to see who can discover the most species. Make sure to keep an eye out for some surprises along the way! Find the experience on the bank of the Thames outside One London Bridge. Just 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge station. This experience is free and open to all. As a charity, ZSL rely on donations for their wildlife-saving work. If you would like to support them there is a contactless card donation point at the experience, and all donations are greatly appreciated! ZSL’s Thames virtual reality experience, the first of its kind in the UK, was created by BYO and Somewhere Else using Timescope technology. The VR experience was supported by the Royal Bank of Canada. Part of Totally Thames 2019 which runs from 1-30 September.
Four show gardens made from recycled materials open at London Bridge Station. Visitors to London Bridge station have the change to stumble upon not one but four garden installations as they venture along the Victorian railway tunnel of Stainer Street. New Forms Gardens – commissioned by Team London Bridge with support from Network Rail – is being delivered by Cityscapes and follows their highly acclaimed 2013 Remix Garden project. This scheme will take a similarly creative approach by recycling materials from show gardens into four new, temporary public garden installations. Reusing materials from the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, the New Forms highlights sustainable approaches to design, showing how hard landscaping materials can find innovative upcycled afterlives, and how plants can be used in unusual urban locations. Ula Maria is one of the 4 designers of the gardens. The four garden installations – designed by young, up and coming designers Ula Maria, Tessa & Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble and Sarah Wilson – will be on display during August and September in Stainer Street tunnel, within London Bridge Station. Find out more about the project here.
London Bridge Open Kitchen is back for 2019! The annual food festival returns Friday 20th September to celebrate the dynamic dining scene of London Bridge. This year located in Guy’s Courtyard beside Science Gallery London; London Bridge Open Kitchen will see the space transform into an all-day pop-up food market, complete with bars and live music, from 12 noon until late. Local London Bridge restaurants and bars BOB’s Lobster, Kin + Deum, El Vino, Brigade Bar & Kitchen, Rosa’s Thai, Temakinho, The Coal Shed, The Savanna, Cut + Grind, Baluchi, Two Ruba, Science Gallery Cafe and Hop King – will be showcasing their signature recipes, with dishes such as the signature Ahi Tuna Tacos from BOB’s Lobster, Pork Belly Tacos with chicharron and salsa verde from Santo Remedio and freshly prepared sushi from Temakinho. For the first time, LBOK will team up with local craft beer and skate brand, Hop King, who will bring their outstanding Pale Ale from Druid Street archway. For those looking for a non-alcoholic option, Everleaf, (created by Paul Mathew owner of The Hide on neighbouringBermondsey Street) will be on hand with botanical aperitifs, perfect for a complex spritz made with the finest natural ingredients. Entry to London Bridge Open Kitchen is completely free with dishes from just £5. Free ticket registration is also available online prior to the event at the link provided below. This will automatically enter guests into a prize draw where they could be in with a chance of winning a complimentary meal for up to four people at a participating restaurant. Science Gallery London will be staying open late for guests at London Bridge Open Kitchen, showcasing their new exhibition and events season, ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety, which explores creative and positive responses to our anxious times. As always, admission is free. Book your free place Guy’s Courtyard, Next to Science Gallery London Cafe, SE1 9GU
You may have noticed a dramatic change to the London Bridge riverscape during these short nights of July. On the evening of 17 July, four of the Thames’s most famous bridges – including London Bridge – were transformed with the launch of the first phase of Illuminated River – an ambitious new art commission for London that will eventually see up to 15 bridges lit along the Thames. Conceived by internationally-acclaimed American artist Leo Villareal, and British architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, The artwork celebrates the architecture and heritage of London’s historic bridges, and will encourage more people to enjoy the river and the riverside at night Four bridges – London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium – are now lit up in unison, with sequenced LED patterns subtly unfolding across each unique structure. The new artwork will be in place for at least 10 years. For more go to illuminatedriver.london #IlluminatedRiver Photography by James Newton
In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight 100 key looks, as well as 50 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. The acclaimed British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London. Exhibition Dates: 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020 | Book Online Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am – 5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Image: Dame Zandra Rhodes. Photograph by Simon Emmett.
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
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.
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.