Maggie Smith returns to the theatre for the first time in 12 years in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton’s play A German Life at The Bridge Theatre. The play, drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel is directed by Jonathan Kent and will have a limited 5 week run. “I had no idea what was going on. Or very little. No more than most people. So you can’t make me feel guilty.” Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony she gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016. Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Tuesday 26 February. Find out more / book tickets
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The Science Gallery Café is a dining destination in its own right, ideally situated right outside London Bridge station and the Shard. The light, spacious café is located on the ground floor of the dynamic exhibition space, overlooking the beautiful newly restored Georgian courtyard. It makes an ideal venue for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea for visitors and locals alike. With an emphasis on ethically sourced local produce, the open kitchen serves a varied menu of sharing plates, deli sandwiches and market main plates alongside locally roasted coffee and fresh juices. The Science Gallery Cafe is offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% off all food and drink. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. VIEW OUR SAMPLE BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE LUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE DRINKS MENU Planning ahead? You can book a table at the Science Gallery Cafe by calling +44(0)7500 783652. Walk-ins are always welcome. The café is licenced to serve alcohol and operates a Challenge 25 policy. Mon-Fri: open 8am-6pm (hot breakfast from 9 am) Saturday: open 10 am for brunch and lunch at 12 pm close at 6 pm Sunday: open 10 am for café counter service only – no hot food service on a Sunday.
Santo Remedio’s special £10 lunch menu continues throughout August, with some delicious new additions… £10 lunch dish + side Enjoy Proper Mexican at Santo Remedio during summer lunch times. Choose from Chicken enchiladas, Crispy Flautas or Mexican meatballs with a side, for a speedy but tasty lunch. Just pop in, or to book a table visit www.SantoRemedio.co.uk Offer ends 31st August 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.
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
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
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 >>
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.
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
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