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5 things to do with the family in London Bridge this Easter

Published on 16th April 2019

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Looking for a fun-filled day out in the capital that the whole family can enjoy this Easter? Check out these 5 family-friendly activities in London Bridge…    1. Take part in London’s Highest Easter Egg Hunt Ascend The Shard to spot the giant Easter Eggs that have been hidden in key locations around London’s skyline. Family friendly games and a visit from the Easter Bunny will keep the kids entertained, giving the adults time to relax and appreciate the breath-taking views of the city. Find out more > 2. Catch a show at The Unicorn Theatre The Unicorn Theatre are welcoming some old favourites back for holidays, including The Polar Bears, Go, Go, Go! and The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens. Check out their free Up Club arts and crafts sessions each Saturday for show-themed workshops.  Find out more >   3. Climb aboard the HMS Belfast Explore the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship, HMS Belfast and see what life was like aboard this floating city as you weave your way through the bowels of the ship and climb up and down ladders across all 9 decks. Find out more > 4. Follow the family trail at Tower Bridge Visit Tower Bridge’s breath-taking high level Walkways and atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms, whilst discovering fascinating facts using their handy interactive app, designed especially for families. Find out more > 5. Stop off for a bite at One Tower Bridge After all that excitement, refreshments are in order! Discover a selection of family-friendly restaurants at One Tower Bridge, including The Coal Shed, where all children under 7 eat for free this half-term and Temakinho, where take-away options are available to enjoy as a picnic on Potters Fields Park. Find out more >

8 places to dine this Valentine’s Day in London Bridge

Published on 01st February 2019

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As the most romantic day of the year approaches, we’re here to help you charm that special someone with a pick of the best Valentine’s menus in London Bridge…   1. Oblix at The Shard Take your relationship to new heights and enjoy panoramic views of the capital from Level 32 of The Shard, while diving into Oblix’s generous four-course tasting menu designed to share. Book at table >  2. Gunpowder Tower Bridge  To add a dash of romance to their signature home-style Indian à la carte, Gunpowder will be serving grilled black water wild oysters with fish roe and a garlic and curry leaf butter (£3.50 each / £18 for half a dozen). Plus they have teamed up with chocolatier Guittard for an extra indulgent chocolate brownie treat. Book a table >  3. Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen are inviting you to come and feel the love  with an extra special Valentine’s  food and cocktail menu, plus 2-for-1 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rose (one round per table)   Book a table >  4. Tom Simmons Tom Simmon’s is treating sweethearts to an especially decadent set menu, including Lobster and Crab Agnolotti, Welsh Black Beef Wellington and of course, champagne! £58pp. Book a table > 5. The Ivy Tower Bridge  The Ivy Tower Bridge is offering lovers a special sweet treat; the ‘Key to your heart‘ dessert of raspberry sorbet with white chocolate sauce and rose petals is available exclusively on February 14th.  Book a table >  6. Cafe Rouge, Hay’s Galleria Who does romance better than the French? Prepare for the perfect Parisian Valentine’s with Cafe Rouge’s delicious 3-course menu including a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne– from £24.95pp. Book a table >  7. The Coal Shed, London The Coal Shed’s sharing menu pulls out all the stops. Indulge in champagne, oysters, 40-day salt aged porterhouse steak and the ultimate chocolate fondue. Book a table >  8. Duddell’s London Valentine’s diners at Duddell’s will be greeted with a ‘Dream of Red Chamber’ cocktail of champagne, apple liquor, sake, hibiscus, violet and lavender syrup, before sitting down to enjoy the exclusive one-off menu showcasing modern interpretations of iconic Cantonese dishes. £98pp. Book a table > Discover more restaurants >

Cocktails in London Bridge

Published on 21st November 2018

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There’s nothing quite like an evening out in London Bridge. Where else can you bar hop from a sky-high cocktail lounge to a hidden basement bar – all in a matter of minutes? ‘Cocktails in London Bridge‘ celebrates the area’s unique nightlife; taking you on a tour of the neighbourhood in 18 cocktail recipes from an array of fantastic local bars and restaurants. Download Cocktails in London Bridge    In support of London Cocktail Week 01-07 October 2018 London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind – in the world! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at its heart, this is the ultimate week off work for those that love a mixed drink… Festival passes are just £10 and available to buy from DrinkUp.London   A map of Cocktails in London Bridge   A – Z  1. AQUA SHARD 2.BOB’S LOBSTER WINE BAR & KITCHEN 3.CHAPTER 72 4.GUNPOWDER 5.HIVER BEERS ARCH 6.HUTONG AT THE SHARD 7.KIN + DEUM 8.LITTLE BIRD GIN 9.LONDON GRIND 10.LONDRINO 11.NINE LIVES 12.QUARTER BAR & LOUNGE 13.SANTO REMEDIO 14.THE COAL SHED 15.THE FLYING W SALOON 16.THE HIDE BAR 17.THE IVY TOWER BRIDGE 18.VILLAGE EAST Search more bars in London Bridge Article photo credit: The Gaztronome

Guide: New Restaurants in London Bridge

Published on 09th November 2018

London Bridge has long been an understated diner’s haven; sandwiched between two of the best artisan markets in the country (Borough Market and Maltby Street), the area is teeming with talented independent restauranteurs and sensational occasion destinations alike. In 2017 At London Bridge published our original ‘Guide to New Restaurants’, featuring the likes of The Ivy Tower Bridge, Duddell’s and Londrino. One year on, the list of foodie hotspots continues to grow, cementing London Bridge’s status as one of London’s ultimate culinary destinations.  Here’s your updated A-Z of the latest restaurants to pop-up in London Bridge! 1. BOB’s Lobster Wine Bar & Kitchen >> What? Small plates kitchen and bar, serving seafood extravagance with a playful street-food twist & celebrating all things wine! Where? Unit 71 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QX 2. by Chloe >> What? Plant-based British comfort food classics head up the Vegan menu at this edgy, fast-casual venue. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  3. Comptoir Libanais >> Coming Soon to Tooley Street 4. Duddell’s London >> What? Authentic Cantonese cuisine, hand-crafted dim sum and Asian-inspired cocktails. Where? 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY 5. Gunpowder, Custard >>  What? Intimate Indian restaurant with bare brick walls, offering home cooking-inspired menus. Where? One Tower Bridge, 4 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  6. Honest Burgers  >> Coming Soon to Bermondsey Street 7. Kin + Deum >> What? A curation of fresh, wholesome Thai dishes, combining local ingredients with authentic traditions, continuously inspired by the local appetite of Bangkok Where? 2 Crucifix Ln, London SE1 3JW 8. Londrino >> What? Headed up by world-renowned chef Leandro Carreira, Londrino’s a la carte menu gives a nod to the flavours of Portugal with an emphasis on the sea. Where? 36 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU 9. Pizza Pilgrims >> What? Slow proved Neapolitan pizza, made fresh daily with the best ingredients Italy has to offer. Where? Unit SU48, Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 9SP 10. Rosa’s Thai Cafe >> What?  The home of modern Thai food in the heart of London. Offering authentic cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the UK and around the world. Where? One Tower Bridge, 1 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  11. Santo Remedio >> What? Inspired by the taquerias, markets, homes and celebrations of Mexico, Santo Remedio specialises in authentic regional cuisine and cocktails. Where? 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU 12. The Coal Shed >> What? Born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed guarantees a dining experience to remember. Where? One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London SE1 2SD 9. 13. The Ivy Tower Bridge >> What? A touch of Ivy magic on the banks of the Thames. All-day dining brasserie with classic British dishes. Where? One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2AA 14. Temakinho >> Coming Soon to One Tower Bridge 15. Tom Simmons >> What? Top Welsh chef plays up his heritage on a classy British-French menu at this relaxed, all-day spot. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  16. Vapiano >> What? Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD    Search more restaurants and bars of London Bridge >>

9 Unique Venues for your Christmas Party

Published on 29th October 2018

‘Tis almost the season! Whatever you’re looking for in your Christmas outing this year, we’ve searched out a shortlist of fabulous London Bridge venues to suit all sizes, tastes and budgets.   1. Santo Remedio For those who want to add a bit of spice to their celebrations, Santo Remedio have created a Mexican-inspired menu to share some of the country’s most iconic and festive dishes. The family-style sharing dining experience will be accompanied by music, cocktails and the best of Mexican hospitality. From £38 – £50pp. 2. The Coal Shed Perfectly placed just a stones-throw from London’s iconic Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed offer a number of celebration packages. Opt for the Festive Tasting Menu for a seasonal three-course meal, or an indulgent Festive Feasting Menu of 7 dishes, including Fire Roasted Market Fish, Coal Roasted Pork Belly, and Black Angus Prime Rib with a selection of delicious sides. From £45- £65 pp. 3. The Draft House Tower Bridge The Draft House Tower Bridge team can help you plan the perfect party to suit your needs, whether it’s for a full on festive bash, a meal with pals, or just a few celebratory drinks. They offer a Festive Finger Food Menu and a full Christmas Feast. From £15-£30 pp.  4. The Underdog Gallery For those looking for a proper knees-up, look no further than the Underdog Gallery’s Santa’s Grotto. Set in a railway arch on Crucifix Lane, party guests will find food sleighs, beer pong, the 12 Gins of Christmas and a Jagermeister Christmas tree. Contact for more information.  5. Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen Whether you’re looking for a traditional sit-down lunch/dinner, a festive drinks party area or an exclusive Christmas party venue hire, Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen have it covered in style. Their exposed brick interior will be transformed into a glittering paradise, and a tented yard bar and cosy ski lodge will transport you to the Alps. Contact for more information.  6. Londrino World-renowned Chef Leandro Carreira’s sharing menu is guaranteed to make your Christmas celebration one to remember. Ideal for the non-traditionalist, there’s no turkey in sight – instead Bisaro Presa takes centre stage alongside Portuguese-inspired dishes like hispi cabbage and black garlic biscuit. £48pp. 7. Gunpowder Tower Bridge  Home-style Indian restaurant Gunpowder offers three festive feasting options featuring stuffed game birds, whole grilled fish and root vegetable pies with an Indian twist. If something isn’t on the menu that you were hoping for – they are also happy to discuss bespoke requests. Guests can make table bookings or hire out the entire upstairs space. Contact ria@gunpowderlondon.com to discuss requirements. From £30- £50 pp. 8. Oblix West Enjoy stunning views of London’s skyline as you dine on Oblix West’s indulgent take on the traditional Christmas lunch. Mains include stuffed turkey breast, truffled lentils & chanterelles and Organic pork chop, bacon relish & rosemary oil. £50pp. 9. Hiver Beers Hivequarters The Hiver Beers Taproom and Hivequarters is tucked away in a railway arch on Stanworth Street and comes equipped with a fully licensed bar serving award-winning craft Honey beer on tap. Their friendly and knowledgeable bar staff will be on-hand to look after your event and to help everyone get into the festive spirit. Check out their rate card here/ contact info@hiverbeers.com/ 0203 1989 972 for more info. Check out more bars and restaurants in London Bridge >>  

Cocktails in London Bridge – Download the Recipe Book

Published on 28th September 2018

There’s nothing quite like an evening out in London Bridge. Where else can you bar hop from a sky-high cocktail lounge to a hidden basement bar – all in a matter of minutes? ‘Cocktails in London Bridge‘ celebrates the area’s unique nightlife; taking you on a tour of the neighbourhood in 18 cocktail recipes from an array of fantastic local bars and restaurants. Download Cocktails in London Bridge    In support of London Cocktail Week 01-07 October 2018 London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind – in the world! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at its heart, this is the ultimate week off work for those that love a mixed drink… Festival passes are just £10 and available to buy from DrinkUp.London   A map of Cocktails in London Bridge   A – Z  1. AQUA SHARD 2.BOB’S LOBSTER WINE BAR & KITCHEN 3.CHAPTER 72 4.GUNPOWDER 5.HIVER BEERS ARCH 6.HUTONG AT THE SHARD 7.KIN + DEUM 8.LITTLE BIRD GIN 9.LONDON GRIND  10.LONDRINO 11.NINE LIVES 12.QUARTER BAR & LOUNGE 13.SANTO REMEDIO 14.THE COAL SHED 15.THE FLYING W SALOON 16.THE HIDE BAR 17.THE IVY TOWER BRIDGE 18.VILLAGE EAST Search more bars in London Bridge Article photo credit: The Gaztronome

One Tower Bridge

Published on 16th August 2018

Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Tower Bridge and London’s leading contemporary theatre The Bridge, this riverside hotspot is fast becoming the go-to destination to discover exciting new dining options in London Bridge. Its pedestrianised streets and modern piazzas are home to a unique array of restaurants, including the first London venture for award-winning Welsh Chef Tom Simmons, vegan favourite By Chloe and acclaimed Brighton export The Coal Shed. Recent additions to the One Tower Bridge family include Gunpowder, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and Vapiano; with more highly anticipated openings for 2019. Restaurant A-Z  by Chloe >> Plant-based British comfort food classics head up the Vegan menu at this edgy, fast-casual venue. Gunpowder, Custard >> Intimate Indian restaurant with bare brick walls, offering home cooking-inspired menus. Prosecco House >> London’s first and only bar dedicated to Prosecco. Rosa’s Thai Cafe >> The home of modern Thai food in the heart of London. Offering authentic cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the UK and around the world. The Coal Shed >> Born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed guarantees a dining experience to remember. The Ivy Tower Bridge >> A touch of Ivy magic on the banks of the Thames. All-day dining brasserie with classic British dishes. Temakinho >> Japanese culinary tradition meets with the taste, colours and vibes of Brazil to the beat of jazz, samba and bossa nova. Tom Simmons >> Top Welsh chef plays up his heritage on a classy British-French menu at this relaxed, all-day spot. Vapiano >> Oneing October 26th – Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates.    

Download the London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook

Published on 03rd July 2018

Whether you’re weaving through Borough Market’s labyrinth of stalls or ascending The Shard to discover fine-dining at high-altitude, it’s clear that food culture is at the heart of London Bridge. The area is teeming with dynamic independent start-ups, Michelin-starred restaurants and national favourites… With exciting cultural development catalysed by the revamp of the station, the culinary scene continues to grow, cementing the area’s status as one of the capitals top dining destinations. With this in mind, it is only fitting that the fifth London Bridge Open Kitchen food festival was our biggest to date. The annual summer feast brings an array of incredible local restaurants and bars out onto the street, giving you a peek into the kitchens and cabinets of world-class chefs (including Leandro Carreira, our foreword author) and mixologists. To celebrate London Bridge Open Kitchen and the area’s dynamic dining scene, we’ve created the London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook. Within its pages you’ll find delicious concoctions from festival traders and local eateries, including the likes of Hutong, BOB’s Lobster, The Ivy, Pizza Pilgrims (coming soon to London Bridge Station) and more. You can download the cookbook, or view online. The London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook was created in support of local charity Southwark Giving. Printed copies of tThe London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook can be sent in exchange for a £5 donation. Contact us to request your copy.  Click here to make a donation. 

London Bridge Open Kitchen 2018 Returns

Published on 23rd May 2018

The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns this June, celebrating the area’s thriving food and drink scene and bringing a packed programme of entertainment over two days.   This year’s annual feast will take place over Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June in front of the brand new London Bridge station on Tooley Street. Free to enter, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including Tom Simmons, Londrino, The Coal Shed, Flour & Grape, Santo Remedio and Hawksmoor. LBOK will also welcome new additions to the area; including street-food virtuosos BOB’s Lobster and Honest Burger. For the first time, Open Kitchen visitors will have the opportunity to fit in a spot of shopping in between bites; there’ll be a selection of exciting local retail to peruse, including Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Ted Baker. Pluge Boom Allotment will be on hand to keep the little ones entertained on the Saturday. The full line up is an impressive selection of some of the finest eateries and bars that London has Bridge to offer: Flour and Grape | Bermondsey Tonic Water | The Coal Shed | Hiver Beers | Texas Joe’s | Aqua | Hutong | Hawksmoor | Ice Cream Union | Santo Remedio | Londrino | Tom Simmons | Honest Burgers | Change Please | Constancia | The Rose | The Savanna | Yo! | Anspach & Hobday | Prosecco House | The LaLit | Four Pure | Two Ruba at Hilton Tower Bridge | Hide Bar  When you’ve filled your bellies, music, acrobatics and children’s theatre form the backbone of a packed entertainment programme: Live Music Fri 29th 12:00-14:00 The Luck Fri 29th 16:00-18:00 Los Soneros Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 London Saxophone Choir Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 Pandemonium Drummers Sat 30th 12:00-13:30 Sound Choir Sat 30th 14:00-16:00 Los Soneros Sat 30th 16:00-18:00 Angie Anuforo ‘The Floras’ Stilt walkers Fri 29th 12:00-13:30; 16:30-17:30; 18:30-19:30 Sat 30th 12:00-13:00; 14:00-15:00; 16:30-17:30 Aerial performers Fri 29th 13:30-14:00; 17:30-18:00; 19:30-20:00 Sat 30th 13:00-13:30; 15:00-15:30; 17:30-18:00 Plunge Boom Allotment Sat 30th 12:15-13:00; 14:00-14:45; 15:45-16:30 Plunge Boom Vegetable Nannies Sat 30th 13:00-13:45; 14:45-15:30; 16:30-17:15 London Festival of Architecture Fri 29th 15:30-17:00 Money Box Bench: Meet the Designers (on Tooley Street, close to Shipwright Arms Pub) Fri 29th 10:00-19:00 Harmsen Tilney Shane – Open day and Interactive Installation (9 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL) LBOK are proud to support local charity Putting Down Roots (St Mungos), who will be showcasing their work in training people who are or have experienced homelessness, to maintain local SE1 green spaces to gain experience, confidence and qualifications. Entry is free but registration is heartily encouraged for getting priority access. The event kicks off outside London Bridge Station on Tooley Street, Friday 29th June at midday and runs till around 8 pm. On Saturday 30th June, the event runs from midday until 6 pm.  Entry is free and dishes and drinks will start at £5.  London Bridge Open Kitchen is also part of the London Festival of Architecture as we celebrate the opening of the brand new London Bridge station – an architectural feast in its own right.  Brought to you by Team London Bridge, with support from Thameslink Programme and Network Rail.

Valentine’s in London Bridge

Published on 24th January 2018

While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had its day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!).   Freaks (1932) at The Old Operating Theatre “Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital” said one contemporary review of this notorious film. Those searching for an alternative approach to romance this Valentine’s Day need look no further than this special screening of Freaks at The Old Operating Theatre. February 14th – 6.30PM | Book tickets   Underground Cocktails at Nine Lives  Hidden away in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St,  this covert cocktail bar’s menu spreads the love with its ethically sourced and selected ingredients, great vibes and a soundtrack as sacred as its drinks. You might also like: The Hide – Almost all of The Hide’s extensive drinks menu is made up of ingredients brewed, distilled, fermented or compounded in London.   Love Crochet with Katie Jones at the Fashion & Textile Museum Learning the basic crochet stitches, you will work on punched leather to create your very own heart-shaped patch which can be sewn on to any garment – perfect for covering a pesky hole or giving a brand new lease of life to your favourite piece! Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. February 16th | 11.30AM or 2PM   Dinner off the beaten track at Melior St. With its laid-back vibes, you’d never guess this cosy little restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge Station. Head Chef Matt Reuther sources the very best suppliers to create a fusion of tastes and interesting dishes, demonstrated perfectly in this 8 course Valentine’s taster menu. £50pp. Book here. P.S- London Bridge DealCard holders are entitled to 20% discount  when you book a table for February 14th! You might also like: The Coal Shed – Tucked away in the new One Tower Bridge development, next to Potters Fields Park, this meat-fish & fire-centric haven is worth searching for! The specials board for the evening will feature sharing dishes to make your mouth-water. Book now.   Put your love to the test at Vivat Bacchus Your love of wine and cheese, that is. Test your palate and rack your brain at Vivat Bacchus Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz.  This South African restaurant boasts its very own cheese room and extensive wine cellar. These popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite, so get a team together and book tickets (£10pp) to guarantee your spot.