Explore the iconic Shad Thames and discover its evolving identity at this free event, part of the upcoming London Festival of Architecture. Starting with local hospitality in a riverside restaurant, you’ll then hear about the area’s 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. The discussion will be framed around buildings and social history from all periods as well as the riverside location, and the two bridges shaping Shad Thames – Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up. The event will end with a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR where you can visit their LFA exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses” which explores the identity of Shad Thames in unexpected ways. Timings 10.30 Meet at Browns (Private Dining Room), Butlers Wharf Riverside Join us for refreshments and hear from different speakers about the past, present and future identity of the area. 11.30 Leave from Browns A short guided walk around Shad Thames, taking in historical buildings as well as current and future developments. 12.30 Visit to Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames Drop in to see Scents of Shad Thames.: Exploring history through the senses, a multi-sensory exhibition which includes discovering Shad Thames through virtual reality and other unexpected ways.
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Location: Courage Yard, Shad Thames Dates: 2nd June & 11th August, 10am-4pm FREE TO ATTEND Give your weekly shop an artisan upgrade at Shad Thames’ newest pop-up market – Provisions. Landing at Courage Yard on 2nd June and 11th August, 10am-4pm, Provisions will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the essentials – namely seasonal fruit and veg, freshly baked bread, cakes and biscuits, raw honey, delicious cheeses, deli goods, locally-roasted coffee, condiments, sauces and seasonings, craft spirits, olives, spreads and marmalade, ice cream, oysters and more! Provisions will be championing local, independent traders, producers, farmers and makers in order to showcase the very best of what London has to offer and bring it to your kitchens. In addition, local favourites Bermondsey Bees will be joining in for a special ‘Meet the Beekeeper’ pop-up, featuring a glass display hive containing a local honeybee colony from their Bermondsey Street rooftop. The educational experience will give visitors the chance to see their local honeybees at work, learn about their role in London and beyond, try on a bee suit and get a hands on experience with a smoker (unlit), beeswax and propolis! Bermondsey Bees’ multi-award winning raw honey, handmade beeswax candles and their new book ‘Planting for Honeybees’ will also be on sale in the Provisions market. As a nod to the history of an area previously known as ‘London’s Larder, Provisions will also be a part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture which takes place across London during the month of June. The full festival line-up will be published here.
The Thames has been ever evolving over the two thousand year history of London Bridge. This is a free open air screening showing two short documentaries from London Metropolitan Archives on Tower Bridge and London Bridge, and images of exciting future projects that could continue the rich history of creativity, design and construction on the Thames – the Thames Baths and London Promenade. What’s more, you’ll experience this in the unique setting of the Scoop, London’s famous open air amphitheatre – surrounded by the staple historical sites of Tower Bridge, Tower Hill, HMS Belfast and London Bridge itself. The screening starts at 1PM, finishing at 2PM. Click here to book your free ticket. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture
Hooray for summer! June is set to be jam-packed with culture and lots of fun. Here are some highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge… London Bridge Open Kitchen @ St Thomas Street | 28th June | 5PM – 9PM | FREE London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco takeover of St Thomas Street on the 28th June. Sample dishes from the likes of José Pizarro, Hawksmoor, Texas Joe’s, The LaLit London Hotel and many more. There’ll be live music and bars for all to enjoy. Entry is free, dishes between £5 and £7. Book your free ticket here. Outdoor Screenings and Music @ The Scoop at More London | Throughout June | FREE Part of London Bridge City Summer Festival London Bridge City Summer Festival is back to fill your days and nights with culture, food, drink and fun by the riverside. Highlights this month include screenings of comedy classics like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, alongside performances from the likes of Chainska Brassika and Liam Bailey. If you’re a fan of sing-a-longs then Massaoke is not to be missed! London Festival of Architecture @ Various Locations | Throughout June | FREE The theme of London Festival of Architecture 2017 festival is ‘memory’, explored through a wide range of events and activities from 1-30 June 2017. In partnership with LFA, Team London Bridge have organised an array of events, talks and walks in the area. Check out the itinerary here. Double Double Act @ Unicorn Theatre | June 20th – July 9th Packed with word-play, comedy and slapstick, Double Double Act is a playfully subversive look at growing up, being serious, kidding around and playing the fool. As our double acts mirror and out-joke each other, who will have the last laugh? Book now. Jürgen Partenheimer @ White Cube Bermondsey | Until June 18th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Jürgen Partenheimer at Bermondsey. This exhibition, his first in London, includes paintings, sculpture, unique ceramics and works on paper dating from 1975 to 2017. Sky High Summer Solstice @ The Shard | June 21st | 4.15AM | £40 Join The View from The Shard on the longest day of the year to celebrate the summer solstice with Morning Gloryville – the original morning rave! Dance your way into the first day of summer and watch the sunrise from 800ft high above London. Buy your tickets here. See more of What’s On this month
The theme of London Festival of Architecture 2017 festival is ‘memory’, explored through a wide range of events and activities from 1-30 June 2017. London is a city of myriad layers, each infused with memory: of people, buildings, places and experiences. London’s built environment, with memories bound up within it, is fundamental to how people experience the city, and the starting point from which architects, developers and communities can address change. As part of the LFA, Team London Bridge will deliver a range of events, talks and walks, including London Bridge Open Kitchen, where a collection of London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco evening on St Thomas Street. Events A Place for Old and New – The Scoop at More London – Monday, 5th June 2017 London Bridge Station – Secret Tour – London Bridge Station – Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Screening London Bridge Memories – The Scoop at More London – Thursday, 22 June 2017 London Bridge Open Kitchen – St Thomas Street – Wednesday 28th June 2017 (details coming soon) Full listing here.
This free guided walking tour of London Bridge area provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London. This particular tour is a repeat of a popular route which looks at the story of London Bridge and the history of Southwark and the river. There is plenty of fascinating architecture to admire and learn about en route. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take us to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as we go along. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London and last for approximately 90 mins. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes. Click here to book your free place. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture
Join Team London Bridge for an exclusive secret station tour before the grand opening of London Bridge station led by one of the project managers. This is a unique opportunity to see Europe’s largest concourse before it opens to the public in 2018. Works are still taking place, as the project is approaching its final stages and everything is starting to take shape. A must-go event for anyone who has an interest in out of the ordinary engineering combined with heritage. There tours will take place on the 20th and 27th July, at 9AM. Meet at London Bridge Hive, 1 Melior Place SE1 3SZ – just round the corner from where the tour will start. Click here to book your free place.