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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 >

A Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Oblix

Published on 04th March 2019

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 >  

Power Pilates at The View from The Shard

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 

Silent Disco at The View From The Shard

Published on 03rd March 2019

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. Book Tickets March 31st 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody at The View from The Shard

Published on 21st January 2019

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

Shard Lights: The Shard’s Christmas Light Show

Published on 04th December 2018

Shard Lights returns to  London Bridge from Monday 3rd December 2018 – January 2nd, transforming the top 20 storeys of The Shard into a colourful spectacle, visible across the capital. This year’s Shard Lights reflects all the colours of the sky in a 30-minute show displayed every half an hour from 4pm to 1am each evening, from the from golden sunrises, through to the pinks and lavenders of the sunset, to the dark blue of twilight. On New Year’s Eve there will be a unique display from when the clock strikes midnight to the early hours of New Year’s Day before the show comes to a close. Tag your pictures #ShardLights

New Year’s Eve at The View From The Shard

Published on 19th November 2018

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

10% off unique event spaces with TOG

Published on 26th October 2018

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. 

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Liven up your senses in London Bridge

Published on 05th October 2018

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.  

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