Trick or treat? With Halloween lurking just around the corner, we’ve rounded up our pick of frightfully fun ways to celebrate the spookiest night of the year in London Bridge… 1. Head to The View from The Shard for a special screening of Pyscho With the city below and the moon casting its light across the Shard, get ready for this special Halloween screening that’ll definitely be a scream! Visit the chilling Bates Motel with a cocktail in hand and unforgettable views of the capital. 31st October – 8pm admission, 9pm film starts BOOK HERE 2. Scare yourself senseless at Phobophobia, London Bridge Experience What happens if you find yourself falling in a dream? Should you hit the bottom, you’ll be lost in limbo forever… In the world-famous haunted site of London Tombs, winner of “the best horror attraction in the world”, scare-fans can journey through a terrifying labyrinth of horror for the ultimate hair-raising experience. 21st – 31st October, 10am – 5pm: All ages, 6pm – 10pm: Adults Only BOOK HERE 3. Sink your teeth into a screening of Dracula at The Old Operating Theatre Join The Old Operating Theatre on October 27th for a special Halloween screening of cult classic, Dracula. Filmed in lurid technicolour for the first time, Hammer’s sexually charged Gothic nightmare blew away the black and white cobwebs of all previous versions and, with dripping blood and bared fangs, reinvented the image of the Count… 27th October, 6.30PM – 9.30PM BOOK HERE 4. Have a hair-raising good time at The Miller’s Halloween House Party Expect house of horror installations, Stranger Things themed cocktails and film references a plenty at The Miller’s annual Halloween bash. Don’t forget your costume! October 28th, 7PM – late FREE ENTRY 5. Explore the gore at Science Gallery London’s Becoming Blood – Halloween Weekender Until Science Gallery London sets up permanent residence in London Bridge next year, their current exhibition BLOOD has found a temporary home at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery. Becoming Blood is an alternative Halloween weekender of free events, interactive installations and experiences, exploring the vital fluid inside us all. 28th – 29th October, From 2PM FREE ENTRY 6. Dare to dine at The LaLit London’s Drag-O-Ween celebration Dine at The LaLit London’s Baluchi restaurant by flickering candle light whilst enjoying the sounds of the freakily fabulous Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band. Formerly a grammar school, the old Great Hall is the ideal setting for a devilishly delicious meal.
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Join The Miller on October 20th as they host the launch of Hoopla Impro’s takeover with The Hoopla Improv Marathon. This venture marks the creation of the UK’s first full-time improv comedy venue, Hoopla at The Miller, with unscripted and spontaneously created performances programmed Monday to Saturday with up to 10 shows a night. Read more about Hoopla. The marathon is inspired by New York City’s Del Close Marathon, spanning across 50 consecutive hours with over 100 improv shows and over 200 improvisers coming together from across the UK – the biggest gathering of improv performers and groups the country has ever seen. Stay tuned for full line-up. The Hoopla Improv Marathon is a charity event, raising awareness of Team Margot, an organisation that campaigns for people to register as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors. All profits will go to charity and Hoopla and The Miller aim to register 200+ new donors over the course of the marathon. In exchange for signing up, participants will receive a free drink courtesy of The Miller and the opportunity to potentially save a life. The Hoopla Improv Marathon will run for 50 hours continuously from 19:00 on Friday 20th October to 22:00 on Sunday 22nd October at The Miller, SE1 3SS. For further details about attending or participating in The Hoopla Improv Marathon please visit www.hooplaimpro.com and for tickets please visit: www.tickettext.co.uk/themiller/.
After the monumental turnout for last year’s festival, Ciderdog returns for a fifth year to The Miller. Entry is free and all festival ciders and will be exceptionally good value at £3.50 per pint. Ciderdog will feature a staggering 100+ British ciders & perrys expertly picked from makers such as Sheppys, Ascension, Lily’s Cider Barn and Abrahalls. Almost every style will be catered for from very sweet to super dry, cloudy scrumpy, and single varieties and blends. There will be award winners, special one off collaborations and cider mixed with everything from passion fruit and pineapple to chill and ginger. Ciders have been supplied by independent producers from across the UK and will be served alongside cider cocktails and a selection of ales. The food options have been increased with the addition of pop-up Sticky Ribs who will be serving juicy BBQ pork loin ribs with all the trimmings. Additionally, burger favourites Bunsmiths will be offering tasty vegan buns and cider marinated meats in buns. Festival favourites The Solid Steel Band will be performing all afternoon before handing over to resident DJ’s to take the party well into the night. There will also be ping pong and garden games to entertain.
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.