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8 ways to enjoy London Bridge from Home

Published on 16th November 2020


Bring a little bit of London Bridge magic into your living room with these lockdown friendly activities.   1. Treat yourself to one of these ‘At Home’ Restaurant Kits  The recent shift in where we work and how we socialise may have left you missing your favourite London Bridge haunts, but have no fear. These SE1 restaurants and bars have been busy getting creative with ways to bring their culinary delights to your doorstep. Find out more 2. Watch Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales Online Filmed at the Unicorn Theatre, aimed at ages 8 – 12, these short, vivid new readings are available to watch online for free, until 21 February 2021. Watch now 3.  Liven up your Zoom background  Bring SE1 to your screen with our selection of backgrounds from the London Bridge area. Download now 4. Get Creative with Tower Bridge Explore these family friendly activities for you to do at home including tutorials on how to make an origami boat and a stop motion film. Find out more 5. Shake up one of your favourite tipples  Browse our back catalogue of cocktail books, including concoctions from the likes of Aqua Shard, The Coal Shed and Santo Remedio  Find out more 6. Discover fascinating insights into the creation and realisation of the Tooley Street Triangle In this recording of an online discussion between Charles Holland and the Director of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), you’ll find out about the design and realisation of this unique London Bridge landmark Watch now 7. Pick up a pen with The Poetry Takeaway  Celebrate your own unique voice and creativity in these fun, free-flowing writing sessions with The Poetry Takeaway’s Laurie Bolger. Watch now 8. Stock up your cellar  With Trivet, Vivat Bacchus and Gaucho Tower Bridge now offering an excellent selection of curated wines online, it’s the perfect time to stock up. Browse Trivet Wine Shop / Gaucho Wine Shop / Vivat Bacchus Wine Shop Find more ways to enjoy London Bridge from home at teamlondonbridge.co.uk/lovelondonbridge

Tower Bridge Online: Making the Bridge Sing

Published on 12th June 2020

Tower Bridge have brought their onsite exhibition Making the Bring Sing online for visitor to enjoy. To celebrate 125 years of Tower Bridge, artist Di Mainstone was commissioned to create a film exploring a make-believe world caught between dream and reality. The idea for the film began when one of the Tower Bridge team overheard a conversation on the Bridge one day. Susan Belcher was telling her friends the tale of her grandmother Hannah Griggs, and how she became the Cook-in-Service to the Bridge Master. Within days the Bridge’s Exhibition Manager was in touch and Susan shared Hannah Griggs’ story, and how she lived after spending several years in the workhouse that eventually became St Olave’s Hospital. Today Hannah Griggs, along with other former workers, is commemorated with a plaque on the pavement of the Bridge. Artist Di Mainstone has invented a phantastical world, where Tower Bridge sings and nature takes over. She has created instruments to ‘play’ the bridge and recorded their magical sounds. Watch the film