Tag: Potters Fields Park

The Ivy Tower Bridge

Published on 19th July 2018

The Ivy Tower Bridge is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Making the most of its riverside location and views of the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, the restaurant also features an outdoor terrace, a bar and a private dining room on the first floor, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across the river. With interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the two-floors restaurant will offer guests the choice of dining within the restaurant, enjoying the view from floor to ceiling glass windows, or outside on the Parisian-style al fresco terrace seating 50 and overlooking the River Thames.

Comida Fest 2018

Published on 11th June 2018

The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2018,  bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location.  Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Regulars like Café Pacifico, Guasacaca, Porteña, Smokoloko and Brazilian Churros will be back along with some exciting new faces: Cuban Box, Old El Paso, Salshipapa and Manioca… and you can wash it all down with the best Margarita in London. Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more

September Diary

Published on 04th September 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this September in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Totally Thames Festival – Throughout September – Riverside Each year, Totally Thames brings London’s river to life throughout the month of September with an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. The season includes an exhibition following the living history of London’s boatyards, documented as part of the Working River project. Telling the stories of boat builders from Teddington to the Thames Barrier, the project has recorded the working lives of these boatyards, their history and their legacy for the river today.   Chinese Food Festival at Potters Fields Park | 8th – 10th September | FREE Now in its third year, the Chinese Food Festival will return to Potters Fields Park at the foot of Tower Bridge between 8 – 10 September. The festival will feature a food fair, cooking masterclass area and discovery journey. The food fair will see over 20 food stalls offering authentic dishes including Sheng Jian Bao, Chongqing Noodles, Taiwanese fried chicken and traditional soup from Henan.   Bermondsey Street Festival  | 16th September – FREE The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street. Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food, drink and fashion to the infamous annual dog show…   Pop-up Cinema at The View from The Shard  | 18th September – £35 The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show returns to The View from The Shard to continue their ‘Extraordinary’ season of films at over 800 ft above London, the UK’s Highest Cinema. Their September screening will be a late night viewing of The Big Lebowski. Dressing up as the Dude is encouraged and there’ll be an opportunity to order an Espresso Martini and macaroon pairing during the interval.   Tea Total at The Courage Yard As part of Totally Thames festival, Courage Yard is putting on a one day event celebrating Britain’s intimate love affair with our favourite beverage. A range of workshops from Tea Blending to Tea Cocktails are on offer, alongside a super zen Tea Ceremony to raise your fan status to solid tea connoisseur. Plus expect award-winning street food, an artisan tea-themed market, live DJ set by The Roustabouts and swing dancing lessons by Swing Patrol to do the Tea Dance justice.     For more riverside fun this September check out the One Big Summer Guide 2017. Read online or download.  

August Diary

Published on 02nd August 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this August in the vibrant area of London Bridge…   Virtual Reality Experience | The View from The Shard | Throughout August  This summer, The View from The Shard are introducing two new exhilarating Virtual Reality experiences on their open-air Skydeck. For a limited time, you’ll be able to test your balance on ‘Vertigo’ or enjoy the thrill of ‘The Slide’ travelling at up to 100 miles per hour… if you dare!   The Science Gallery London: BLOOD | Various Locations in London Bridge | Throughout August  The Science Gallery’s new season, BLOOD: Life Uncut features installations in three different venues around London Bridge that will reveal the essential, expressive and the visceral nature of blood, by telling personal and provocative stories of this vital, life-affirming fluid that connects us all.   Comida Fest | Potters Fields Park | 12th & 13th August | FREE The first all Latin American street food festival in London comes to Potters Fields Park for the first time in 2017. Comida Fest’s team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London. FREE ENTRY with the best food and drinks, loads of kids and families activities, drinks masterclasses, dance workshops, bands and DJs!   London Bridge City Summer Festival: Theatre Season | The Scoop | 9th August – 3rd September For the 14th season of award-winning, free, open-air theatre at The Scoop, Gods and Monsters present an epic, action packed production of one of the world’s greatest adventure stories, THE ODYSSEY.   Family Tours of Tower Bridge | Tower Bridge Exhibition | Throughout August Tower Bridge are offering something extra for families this summer with their fun and interactive family tours. Tours will be running on Tuesday mornings throughout the school holidays and will help families discover more about the history of Tower Bridge and how it works. Run by experienced members of the learning team, tours are designed for children age 6 to 14. Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th August     Draw like a Designer @ Fashion & Textile Museum | Wednesday 16 August  | 11:30am and 2pm This is a beginner’s step-by-step guide to drawing like a fashion designer. Learn how to create a fashion template or croquis, including fashion proportions and how to turn a stick figure into a full figure. Take inspiration from the current exhibition and start to develop your own collection, including complete outfits and seasonal looks. Suitable for ages 12+   Baby Show  | Unicorn Theatre | Until August 19th Baby Show is a sensory performance with captivating images and intriguing sounds that will keep your little ones rapt. This brand new show is a great first trip to theatre for the really young. For more riverside fun this summer check out the One Big Summer Guide 2017. Read online or download. 

Float Away with The Ivy Tower Bridge

Published on 25th July 2017

Join The Ivy Tower Bridge on Tuesday 1st August for a special event; an aerialist will perform with a hot air balloon, right on the riverside outside the restaurant in Potters Fields Park. Pop by to enjoy the shows, on the hour from 12pm-8pm. The best social post will win dinner for two! Use the hashtags #ivyintheair #ivytowerbridge   

Comida Fest

Published on 24th July 2017

The first all Latin American street food festival in London comes to Potters Fields Park for the first time in 2017. Comida Fest’s team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London. FREE ENTRY with the best food and drinks, loads of kids and families activities, drinks masterclasses, dance workshops, bands and DJs! Event opening times Sat 11:00 – 21:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 20:00) Sun 11:00 – 19:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 18:00)

July Diary

Published on 03rd July 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this July in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Dreamers Awake @ White Cube – Until September 17th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present ‘Dreamers Awake’, a group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists.   Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge – Wednesday 19th July  | £25 Tower Bridge invites you to enjoy a unique London experience with exclusive sunrise yoga classes in the high-level Walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Now taking place twice a month. Designed to revitalise and inject energy into Londoners with spectacular river views from inside the most famous bridge in the world, the yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice.   Bastille Celebrations @ Borough Market – Sunday 9th July | FREE Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations in Bankside. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration. The Market will be full of joie de vivre as, for the 10th year running, the venue is hosting a free festival to celebrate the fabulous fête nationale.   Explore the HMS Belfast @ HMS Belfast – All Summer | £16/£8 This summer take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship. Hear hundreds of powerful stories from the brave crew who worked on board and learn how they coped, travelling the world and living in extreme conditions.   Royal Opera House Screening @ The Scoop – 14th July, 7PM – FREE Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions This fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival   Indonesian Weekend @ Potters Fields Park – 22nd and 23rd July This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music.   The Miller Comedy Festival @ The Miller Pub – 11th – 16th July The renowned comedy festival returns to The Miller from the 11th July. The 2017 line up boasts 6 nights of expertly curated stand up, improv, sketch and musical comedy, guaranteed to provide a little something for everyone. Check out the full line up.   See more of what’s on this month. 

Indonesian Weekend

Published on 29th June 2017

This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. http://indonesianweekend.com

FREE Hot Yoga Society Summer Solstice Class

Published on 19th June 2017

Join Olga and the Hot Yoga Society team as they celebrate the summer solstice at a free, outside class at Potters Fields Park on the Thames. The 60min yoga class starts at 6pm and will be followed by a 15 minute Mindolistic (mindfulness meditation) session. The class is completely free – Book your place here. If you have any questions please contact support@hotyogasociety.com. Please bring a mat unless you prefer to practice barefoot on the grass.