We’re celebrating the festive season alongside Shangri-La at The Shard, with the return of the #LondonBridgeXmas photography competition! Twinkling lights along the riverside, steaming ladles of mulled wine amidst the bustle of the Borough Market, dazzling décor in Hay’s Galleria; London Bridge is a magical place to spend this time of year – and we want you to capture it! Share and tag your festive photographs of London Bridge on Instagram (or Twitter) with the hashtag #LondonBridgeXmas before midnight on 21.12.2019 for the chance to win Afternoon Tea for 2 with Champagne at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London worth over £150, with more goodies from local businesses up for grabs for 3 runners-up. PLUS the top 10 entries will be printed and displayed in the London Bridge Hive throughout January. Here’s how to enter Follow @atlondonbridge and @shangrilondon on Instagram Share your photo capturing the festive season in London Bridge on Instagram (or Twitter) Use the hashtag #londonbridgexmas and tag @atlondonbridge and @shangrilalondon Instagram @atlondonbridge The winners will be announced on Monday December 23rd. This delicious afternoon tea is the height of luxury. Dine on freshly made sandwiches and baked scones alongside delicate Christmas treats while enjoying views of London that stretch for miles. Happy tagging! Picture: 2018’s winning entry by @ccauchi
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Join The View from The Shard at one of their popular Silent Discos in association with Time Out London selected Weekend nights at 10 PM. Grab a drink from the bar, pop on a set of headphones and dance the night away at incredible heights! Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, whilst you admire the sweeping panoramas of London at your feet. Upcoming dates Saturday 16th November 2019 Saturday 30th November 2019 Saturday 7th December 2019 Saturday 14th December 2019 Book Tickets
The View from The Shard’s Shard Sessions return with a series of exclusive events and special guests, all taking place 800ft above the capital. Create your perfect Moët moment on selected Friday & Saturday nights throughout the year as a selection of handpicked guests perform at the top of the city’s most iconic structure, we look forward to raising the roof on London’s highest riser. Catch performances & DJ sets from the likes of Colin Francis, DJ Luck & Mc Neat, Mark Wright, Nathan Dawe, Rickie & Melvin, Foor and many more whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of ice-cold Moët & Chandon Champagne. Find out more
For one night only, Oblix at The Shard will be showcasing a unique assortment of prestigious Arbikie Highland Estate’s spirits through a selection of bespoke cocktails specially crafted for the occasion. Imaginatively designed to complement and enhance each of the combinations, Executive Chef, Marcus Eaves, has carefully created an exclusive four course menu for the evening. Find out more >
The View from The Shard have teamed up with well-respected Pilates instructor Julie Sullivan to bring Power Pilates to the venue. These exclusive classes are suited to all levels of experience and will be hosted 800ft above London on the 69th floor of The Shard – the tallest viewing gallery in London. Spring Dates: Saturday 30 March – 08:15am – 09:15am Saturday 6 April – 08:15am – 09:15am Wednesday 10 April – 08:15am – 09:15am Each class is 60 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A session and participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the view post workout Find out more
The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show pop-up cinema will host a Mother’s Day screening of Bohemian Rhapsody at The View from The Shard on March 20th. Whether you’re looking for a special treat for your mother, or let’s be honest, something really special for yourself, this is a night that will make you feel a kinda magic. Experience the breathtaking views of the capital from the 69th floor of The View from The Shard with a complimentary glass of champagne and freshly made popcorn. Then settle in, surrounded by the lights of London, and enjoy this award-winning film on the big screen and of course sing along to Queen’s greatest hits! 9 pm admission, 9:30 pm film starts, 11:45 film finishes Buy tickets
Begin the year as you mean to go on, living the high-life at The View from The Shard. Welcome cocktail in hand, gaze out over the spectacularly illuminated city of London as the party gets going before DJ Santero takes to the stage. Stunning views, thrilling entertainment, and a truly unique atmosphere at the highest point in the city – what more could you want? You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the main event like no-one else in the city. As the clock strikes midnight, while sipping on a complimentary glass of Champagne, take in London’s world-famous fireworks display from the comfort of one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. How to book: You can book online now or call +44 (0)20 8295 8388. Event times: 22:00-02:00 Tickets: Early bird £199.00 (limited tickets remaining) Regular price £225.00
TOG has over 200 events a year, as well as a team of event designers to help tailor your perfect event. All their venues are in brilliant locations with stunning views, including iconic London Bridge landmark, The Shard. Host your Summer party, Christmas party, away day, award ceremony, birthday, drinks reception, networking event, speaker presentation, meeting or launch party at one of their spectacular venues. Event spaces/ Meeting Rooms TOG is offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% on all events and meeting room bookings.
Summer might be over, but that’s no excuse to hide away indoors! As the old saying goes, if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life – and there’s no better place to fall in love with the capital all over again than London Bridge. This small but perfectly formed historical neighbourhood on the Thames is worth exploring especially if you suffer from “been there, done that” with other parts of the city. We’re going to fix that for you, by livening up your senses… Get moving Silent Disco and Time Out have partnered to bring you a unique way to experience London at night. Ever go to a club and think, this DJ isn’t really doing it for me, I want to check out a different room, but I might lose my friends. Problem solved: three DJs, one room, wireless headphones, and the best views of the Thames you can set your soundtrack for the night. From high atop The Shard you can dance to the beat of your choice. The NELKEN-Line is a global dance project inspired by the infamous Pina Bausch who used choreographed lines as a recurring theme in her work. The project takes contemporary dance out of the theatre, into the street and can be performed by anyone. It’s London debut was led by Dickson Mbi, touted as the next great British choreographer of his time. But you don’t have to be a professional to take part — The Pina Bausch foundation gives you step-by-step tutorials and you can make your NELKEN-Line with a group of friends, post it to the site and share your art with the world. “Me time” movement is also possible for solo explorers. Globe House Yoga offers daily classes and weekend workshops for all aspiring yogis. If a good old walk is more your style, the off-the-beaten-track Low Line walk gives a great sense of the Thames’ Victorian heritage by taking you through the viaduct systems that linked the various neighbourhoods along the riverbank. Taste of the Thames Never been to India? Here’s an opportunity to travel with your taste buds. Celebrate the delights of the afternoon “High Chai” at The Lalit London. It’s everything you love about a traditional high tea but with an Indian twist. Cutting Chai (black tea with the most glorious masala spices) accompanies miniature samosas, feather-light pakodas ensconced in light gram flour batter, chicken tikka and paneer flatbread rolls for your savoury palate and a selection of sweets which include the milk-based sweet barfi and a delectable Indian version of the shortbread biscuit. The experience is certainly a nod to the long, intertwined historical relations between Britain and India that the Thames has served as a conduit for. The iconic warehouses just around the corner at Shad Thames used to house the spices that came up the river from across the Indian Ocean. Sight Catch a river bus from London Bridge City Pier and see London by water. You can opt for a tour, or do as the locals do which is hop on the commuter riverbus run by MBNA Thames Clipper. Go east toward Greenwich and visit the newly refurbished Cutty Sark, or go west to Hampton Court and see how the Tudors lived. When you’ve made your way back to London Bridge City Pier, treat yourself to a lavish cocktail at Gong in The Shard. It’s the highest bar in Europe and the views are spectacular. The clever new cocktail menu has been introduced that is inspired by iconic film directors, the classic menu also has everything from a perfect Tom Collins to a sublime French champagne cocktail. If you’re a bit peckish still, the bar snacks are also a sight to behold. We love the mini seafood tacos prettied up with edible flowers. The Gong does get very busy so it is advisable to book well in advance. If heights aren’t your thing, there is always London Bridge itself. Face west, and pat yourself on the back. You are a true Londoner once again. Sound Put your headphones on, fire up that smartphone and experience London Bridge with your ears. Musicity Londonis the brainchild of DJ and BBC Presenter Nick Luscombe. Musicity invites artists to respond to a particular place with a specially commissioned track. Check out participating composers at The White Cube and Southwark Cathedral. For something more traditional, check out free recitals or Evensong at Southwark Cathedral or head to Bar 31 on a Friday or Saturday to soak up the sounds of acoustic performances from local musicians. Touched by the olfactory Rituals… in the newly done up London Bridge Station has a stunning selection of home fragrances inspired by the Ayurvedic traditions of India and the exotic floral scents of the Far East. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from London Bridge station is Neal’s Yard Remedies Therapy Rooms on the edge of Borough Market where you can treat yourself an aromatherapy massage.
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