Tag: London Bridge

Tracey Emin, A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube Bermondsey

Published on 21st January 2019

Tracey Emin’s new exhibition ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ at White Cube Bermondsey brings together new painting, photography, large-scale sculpture, film and neon text. The collection stems from Emin’s deeply personal memories and emotions ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Three monumental bronze sculptural figures – the largest Emin has produced to date -are shown alongside her lyrical and expressive paintings. Developed through a process of drawing, the paintings are then intensely reworked and added to, layer upon layer. White Cube also debuts a new photographic series by Emin titled ‘Insomnia’. Selected from thousands of self-portraits taken by the artist on her iPhone over the last couple of years, these images spontaneously capture prolonged periods of restlessness and inner turmoil.

Flat Iron – London Bridge

Published on 18th January 2019

The Tooley Street branch of Flat Iron in London Bridge is the latest of their six restaurants, all serving delicious steak, cooked to perfection, at reasonable prices. Flat Iron also serve a selection of sides and sauces to accompany the main event. Tips: do try the Negroni fountain/ don’t ask if they serve chicken! Walk-in only https://flatironsteak.co.uk  

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant

Published on 15th January 2019

The Fashion and Textile Museum have revealed their next exhibition: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, arriving on February 8th 2019.  The exhibition will present the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran. Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will span the period from 1952 – 1977 and will present fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera in an exhibition that explores not only the style but the socioeconomic importance of this transformative period of time. Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson. Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019 Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am–5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Tickets Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability. £9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online

9 of the best vegan dishes in London Bridge

Published on 09th January 2019

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After the over-indulgence of the festive period, a record number of us are pledging to the plant-based diet. With movements like #Veganuary and the recent rise in awareness of planet-conscious eating, chefs all over the world are responding with imaginative vegan creations, packed full of flavour. Say goodbye to the bog-standard mushroom risotto and HELLO to these delicious dishes, all available right here in London Bridge.   1. By Chloe’s The Full Brekkie by CHLOE’s collaboration with Zanna Van Diijk is a twist on ‘The Full Engish’ featuring maple carrot bacon, jack fruit sausage, scrambled tofu, smoky cowboy beans, roasted plum tomatoes and whole shiitake mushrooms, served with a toasted buttered vegan English muffin and house-made Beet Ketchup. By Chloe. One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD   2. Santo Remedio’s Hibiscus Enchiladas Rolled tortillas filled with Hibiscus flowers sautéed in tomato and Chile Morita. Santo Remedio, 152 Tooley St, SE1 2TU   3. The Coal Shed’s Fire Roasted Squash  Fire roasted squash, Israeli couscous, pomegranate, walnuts and a spiced yoghurt dressing. The Coal Shed, 4 Crown Court, One Tower Bridge, SE1 2ZR   4. Gunpowder’s Porzhi Okra Fries  Gunpowder Tower Bridge, 4 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD   5. Cafe Rouge’s Spicy Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Roasted courgette, carrots, butternut squash, baby spinach and chickpeas with toasted almonds and coriander chutney. Served with spiced coriander couscous. Cafe Rouge, Hays Galleria, Tooley St, SE1 2HD   6. Duddell’s Black Pepper Vegetarian ‘Chicken’  Duddell’s, 9a St Thomas St, SE1 9RY   7. Pizza Pilgrim’s Marinara Pizza  This classic Neopolitan Pizza is packed full of flavour – no cheese needed! Pizza Pilgrims, Unit SU48, Tooley St/ Bermondsey St, SE1 9SP   8. Leon’s Love Burger  Soya-beetroot patty topped with a vegan Carolina mustard mayo, Leon’s burger sauce, tomatoes, pickles, and a slice of smoked gouda-style vegan cheese, in between sourdough burger buns. More London/ London Bridge Station/ Borough High Street   9. The Ivy Tower Bridge’s Dukka Spiced Sweet Potato  Aubergine baba ganoush with coconut ‘yoghurt,’ sesame, mixed grains, toasted almonds and a Moroccan tomato sauce. The Ivy Tower Bridge, One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, SE1 2AA   Find more restaurants in London Bridge >> 

15% Discount at Prosecco House

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. With a strong passion for wine, food, and love for Veneto region, the team are introducing classical ‘aperitivo’ culture to London. Customers can appreciate an Italian atmosphere and taste authentic high-quality DOCG Prosecco. Prosecco House is offering London Bridge DealCard holders a 15% discount. Simply show your card when ordering to receive your discount. 

Icarus at the Unicorn Theatre

Published on 07th January 2019

The Unicorn Theatre introduces their first production of 2019; Icarus. “WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL FLY.”   By Katrin Lange Translated by Purni Morell Directed by Cressida Brown His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos, and is unable to return. Icarus makes a decision: it’s time to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn? With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Tickets  

Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 03rd January 2019

Joanne Froggatt and Richard Glenister star in Alys, Always, premiering at the Bridge Theatre on 25th February. Lucinda Coxon, the writer behind 2015 film The Danish Girl, adapts Harriet Lane’s debut novel in this gripping psychological thriller.  Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player? Book tickets

Popcity UK Dance Competition comes to London Bridge

Published on 16th December 2018

Fiya House is excited to present Popcity UK vol.4, in association with Team London Bridge. On Saturday 5 January 2019, this renowned international dance competition arrives at London Bridge. Popcity UK is a space for emerging and established Hip Hop dancers of all ages from across the country to come together to train, share knowledge and to compete. It is open to anyone who is interested in watching or taking part in Street Dance. Popcity will see 450 UK dancers unite for the first Hip Hop event of the year. Featuring international judges, guest performers and live DJs, the battle will create an authentic Hip Hop experience with artists from around the globe and around the corner. Winners will have the chance to represent the UK at the Popcity Finals in Asia, in December 2019. Online Prices Competitors: £10 Spectators: £10 Groups of 10 or more: £8 On the Door Prices Competitors: £12 Spectators: £12 Schedule 11:00-12:00 Registration 12:00-16:00 Pre-selection for all categories 16:00-16:30 Break 16:30-18:00 Battles 18:00-18:30 Judge Demos 18:30-19:00 Finals Click here for full battle line up and tickets Popcity UK vol.4 is presented by Fiya House, commissioned by Team London Bridge, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Ugly Duck.

Kansas Smitty’s House Band at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 03rd December 2018

Kansas Smitty’s House Band are coming to the Bridge Theatre for a special performance on the 9th December. This tight-knit outfit makes jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity and joy. Book tickets The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show. 2018 has been a landmark year so far. The House Band was recently nominated for Best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM and has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

Coffee London Bridge

5 places to get a great cup of coffee

Published on 21st November 2018

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October 1st marks International Coffee Day, a homage to one of the world’s most popular drinks. The day is a celebration of the people in the coffee industry; promoting awareness of coffee’s journey from the farm to your local shop. In celebration of ICW, we’ve compiled a list of 5 great independent coffee shops in London Bridge.   1. Three Wheels Coffee Inspired by founder Rory Doyle’s time working on coffee farms throughout South America, The Shard Arcade based coffee shop stocks the highest-grade Arabica coffee beans.  All the beans are ethically sourced, fair-trade and organically certified. The Shard Arcade, 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG   2. Chapter 72 Owned and run by husband and wife team Rod & Ellie, Chapter 72 Coffee and Cocktail shop was born out of a passion for great coffee. They work alongside a roaster that not only shares the same passion for coffee as they do but also the same values. Every drop of Chapter 72 coffee is from beans sourced ethically from farmers around the world who promote good practices on their farms. 72 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD   3. Change Please As well as serving award-winning fair-trade coffee, Change Please is empowering the homeless community by training them to be baristas. This dynamic social enterprise is staffed by the homeless, to help the homeless. Their London Bridge wagon is located at the foot of The Shard on St Thomas Street. 32 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9SG   4. F***OFFEE Just as famed for its name as its delicious coffee, the Bermondsey St based café’s single origin beans are sourced from the Purosa region in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The team are dedicated to ensuring fairtrade guidelines are being met, having twice visited the growers to ensure the beans are entirely traceable. 163 – 167 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW   5. London Grind Grind have their own state of the art coffee roaster to supply coffee to their London based shops. Heads of Coffee and Roasting Howard and Sam work closely with a team of boutique importers who guarantee fair pay to farmers. Grind also invest in projects to improve the communities that they rely so much on upon. London Grind is set to open their second London Bridge-based shop in the Western Arcade of the new station in early 2019. 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA