New to foodie hot-spot One Tower Bridge, Temakinho brings a unique flavour to the neighbourhood, where Japanese culinary tradition meets with the flavour and personality of Brazil. We speak to Culinary Director, Fabiano Molina about Temakinho’s journey so far. Tell us about the journey of Temakinho so far? Temakinho started back in Italy in 2012 with a single smaller restaurant in the historical Navigli district in Milan and quickly grew to become what is today: the leading restaurant company in Europe, specialised in Nikkei cuisine. Currently, Temakinho is a family of 12 restaurants in Italy, Spain and UK, directly managed by its original founders, and new openings are announced every month. In April, we opened our fifth Temakinho in Milan and in June, we’re opening our first restaurant in Florence. What makes Temakinho unique to the sushi scene? In our restaurants, Japanese culinary tradition meets with the taste, colours and vibes of Brazil bringing a unique culinary experience to life, using sustainable and ethically-sourced ingredients. In Brazilian sushi restaurants, everything from the decor to the way food is presented on “boats” or on large bamboo plates features a more traditional Japanese style. There’s Japanese music playing and you only drink sakè or green tea. Temakinho introduced a revolution on the European sushi scene with vibrant beautiful restaurants, wallpaper, Brazilian music playing and the pairing of Brazilian sushi, served on beautiful plates with caipirinhas. More recently, we’ve expanded our vegetarian offer to meet the needs of an increasing customer base highly sensitive to contemporary environmental issues and ethical sourcing. What were the deciding factors in choosing London Bridge as Temakinho’s latest location? We wanted to open our second restaurant in London, the first one is in Soho, so we decided to invest in One Tower Bridge because it’s an iconic location, surrounded by an outstanding view. The area is fresh, vibrant and with a booming nightlife. If you could summarize Temakinho’s menu in 3 words, what would they be? Exotic; because is something you don’t have the chance to try every day, I’m quite sure that lots of non-Brazilians never tried something like this! Healthy because it’s well-balanced food, made with fresh ingredients, certified-sustainable fish, organic and ethically-sourced ingredients. Addictive! Once you try it, you keep coming back for more! What’s your favourite thing to do in London Bridge? Since I’m always looking for inspiration to create new food pairings and unique ingredient combinations, I like to go to the London Bridge Borough Market and wander among the stalls. There’s vendors specialized in exotic fruits and meats, others selling different types of coffee, and you can find all sorts of street food, cakes, pastries and cheese. This process helps me create new recipes and unexpected flavor combinations. Finally, if we had to order just one thing on the menu, what would it be and why? Roll Rio Bananal, made with breaded salmon, banana and cream cheese. It’s a perfect mix between sweet and salty, and the result is a flavour you could never possibly imagine. Addictive! Visit Temakinho at Potters Field Park, One Tower Bridge London SE1 2SD
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Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June, 10.00 – 16.00 When Tower Bridge lifted for the very first time on 30 June 1894, a flotilla of boats queued up to be among the first to pass underneath. Families are invited to help build our own fleet of ships to recreate this historic moment. All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry on any Family Activities Day in the next six months. Family activities are open to children of all ages but are particularly appropriate for those aged 6 to 10. No advanced booking is required and all activities are included in the price of your admission ticket. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Tower Bridge architect Sir Horace Jones, at his Big Birthday Bash in the historic Engine Rooms. Families are invited to party with the man behind Tower Bridge, featuring games, a birthday activity table, treasure hunt and Victorian photo opportunity. Included in the price of admission. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125
• Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June, daily • FREE with admission entry To celebrate the official anniversary weekend, meet the workers, engineers and passers-by that once inhabited Tower Bridge. Taking inspiration from the ever-growing archive of personal histories from the lifetime of the Bridge, costumed actors will perform across the Bridge, bringing the story of the opening weekend to life. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125
Saturday 29 June – Monday 30 September, daily • Situated on the external piers of Tower Bridge • Admission FREE Part of the City of London’s architectural arts programme, Fantastic Feats: The Building of London, Tower Bridge is working with Bermondsey-based All Things Studio to create an outdoor Victorian diorama offering passers-by a glimpse into some of the alternative river crossing designs presented to the City of London’s special committee in 1876. From the fanciful to the downright farcical – the diorama offers an intriguing view into what London’s skyline could have looked like. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125
Special admission entry offer of £1.25 to Tower Bridge on 29 and 30 June available for all visitors when purchased on the day. Raise a toast to Tower Bridge this June as London’s best-loved landmark invites YOU to join its 125th birthday celebrations. A special admission entry offer of £1.25 to Tower Bridge is available throughout the anniversary weekend for all visitors when purchased on the day, all including an exclusive souvenir ticket. Officially opened on 30 June 1894, visitors are invited to explore 125 years of the Bridge through a series of special offers and events throughout the anniversary weekend: Tower Bridge – what if? Saturday 29 June – Monday 30 September, daily • Situated on the external piers of Tower Bridge • Admission FREE Part of the City of London’s architectural arts programme, Fantastic Feats: The Building of London, Tower Bridge is working with Bermondsey-based All Things Studio to create an outdoor Victorian diorama offering passers-by a glimpse into some of the alternative river crossing designs presented to the City of London’s special committee in 1876. From the fanciful to the downright farcical – the diorama offers an intriguing view into what London’s skyline could have looked like. Meet the Victorians • Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June, daily • FREE with admission entry To celebrate the official anniversary weekend, meet the workers, engineers and passers-by that once inhabited Tower Bridge. Taking inspiration from the ever-growing archive of personal histories from the lifetime of the Bridge, costumed actors will perform across the Bridge, bringing the story of the opening weekend to life. Family Activities • Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June, daily • FREE with general admission, Family Activities Passes accepted Over the birthday weekend families are invited to recreate the huge flotilla that passed under Tower Bridge on its opening day in 1894, alongside a number of family activities taking place in the Tower Bridge Learning Space. Happy Birthday Sir Horace • 20 May – September (inclusive), daily • FREE with general admission Celebrate the 200th birthday of Tower Bridge architect Sir Horace Jones, at his Big Birthday Bash in the historic Engine Rooms. Families are invited to party with the man behind Tower Bridge, featuring games, a birthday activity table, treasure hunt and Victorian photo opportunity. Tower Bridge: A History in Pictures • From 27 June • FREE with general admission A brand new photographic exhibition on display in Tower Bridge’s high-level Walkways, showcasing rare archival images and new photography taken from the official 125th anniversary book. Walking Tours – Exploring London’s Heart • Tours take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout June. Tours start at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00 • BSL interpreted tours: 13:00 on Saturday 1 June, Saturday 8 June and Saturday 29 June • Tours last 90 minutes. Tickets £5, book via the website here: https://towerbridge.recreatex.be/Exhibitions/Overview For centuries the Pool of London was the heart of London’s trade. Join a Tower Bridge accredited guide to explore its architecture, history, art and legends as we celebrate 125 years of Tower Bridge as the gateway to the heart of London. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125
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 >
As a celebration of the London Bridge community, The Ivy Tower Bridge have announced a collaboration with local beekeepers Bermondsey Street Bees, creating two delicious cocktail concoctions featuring the award-winning honey as a key ingredient. The Bermondsey Queen Bee cocktail features Warner Edwards Honeybee gin, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, apricot brandy, lemon juice & Fever-Tree lemonade on crushed ice, garnished with fresh mint & honey dipper. The brasserie’s bar team have also created a refreshing, non-alcoholic alternative, the Berry Cooler, which is priced at £4.95 and incorporates blackberries, mint, lemon juice, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, Fever-Tree soda, garnished with fresh blackberries & mint. The Bermondsey Queen Bee an Berry Cooler will be available until Monday, 17 September. www.theivytowerbridge.com www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk
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.
Totally Thames returns this September with an unmissable programme of over 100 events on, beneath and along the River Thames. From boat trips and walks, to exhibitions and concerts, the festival’s diverse line-up of arts and culture is a month long celebration of the magnificent River Thames. London Bridge highlights include: Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party Schools choirs at the Scoop Tower Bridge Bascule Chambers concerts #careersonthethames London Children’s Curriculum Festival on Potters Fields Park Henry Reichhold Connecting London exhibition at London Bridge Station Check out the line up here.