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Vapiano London Bridge

Vapiano: 15% discount

Published on 30th July 2019

The Vapiano concept is based on great quality, freshly made food in a lively, feel-good atmosphere.  Italian specialities are handmade daily, with all dishes prepared in front of the guests “à la minute” and customised to the guests’ requirements. The menu features 10 freshly made pasta shapes, a variety of pizzas and 20 other dishes including risotto, salads and fresh fish. Vapiano One Tower Bridge are offering 15% off the total bill, Monday -Thursday. Monday to Thursday only, not to be used in conjunction with any other offers and/or promotions.

15 things to do with the kids this summer in London Bridge

Published on 17th July 2019

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Check out these family-friendly activities for you and the kids to enjoy in London Bridge over the summer holidays, including immersive theatre, free museums and outdoor fun.   1. Meet Gnomus, Caretaker of the Earth Come and meet Gnomus who will be checking every leaf and every flower in the London Bridge area to inspire a new generation of conservationists. This bumbling, gentle giant is kind and friendly engaging families in themes of extinction and conservation. Suitable for ages 6+ July 26th and 27th (FREE) Find out more   2. Climb aboard the HMS Belfast Explore 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. Kids will love taking the helm in the Captain’s chair, playing interactive games based on real-life exercises and keeping a lookout up on the flag deck. Throughout summer Find out more   3. Explore the depths of the universe Through a free exhibition and events programme, the Science Gallery London’s DARK MATTER combines art, physics and philosophy. The season highlights the critical role of artists, philosophers and storytellers in our understanding of the world around us and invites audiences to question their understanding of physics and even reality itself. Recommended for ages 6+ 6 June – 26 August 2019 (FREE) Find out more   4. Become the next superstar fashion designer The Fashion and Textile Museum’s summer holiday short courses are the ideal opportunity to nurture talent for drawing, design and digital skills, alongside other young people who share the same passions. The Museum Young Designers Summer School offers students aged 12-18 the opportunity to learn and practise their design skills to create a portfolio of work. Various dates throughout summer Find out more   5. Get creative at the Unicorn Theatre The Unicorn’s ever-popular series of drama, dance and set design workshops are led by professional theatre-makers and themed around current shows.  Workshops range from a day or two days, through to a five-day ‘Play In A Week’ workshop. A great opportunity to have fun, learn new skills and make friends. Suitable for ages 7 – 16 Various dates throughout summer Find out more   6. Discover the history of London’s defining landmark Uncover stories behind the engineering, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge. Experience the glass walkway, witness the magic of the bridge-lift and take part in imaginative family-orientated learning activities. Throughout summer Find out more 7. Catch a matinee at the Bridge Theatre The Bridge Theatre becomes the forest in this immersive production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The seating is wrapped around the action while ‘pit’ tickets allow the story to be followed on foot as the story develops around you. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the pit at all times. Until August 31st Find out more 8. Marvel at SEED; a sustainable circus Seed is Circumference’s latest renewable spectacle for the whole family, a positive vision for a greener future featuring aerialists, acrobats and live music. Enjoy some outdoor circus fun at Potters Fields Park, bring a plant, a small disposable object or an item of clothing to incorporate into a growing installation, and plant a seed to take home.  August 7th and 8th (FREE) Find out more 9. Enjoy a picnic in Potters Fields Park A stones-throw away from several family-friendly restaurants, Potters Fields Park stretches out alongside the Thames with unbeatable views of the iconic Tower Bridge. Head to One Tower Bridge to discover an eclectic mix of eateries including Temakinho, Vapiano and Gunpower, where takeaway options are available. Find out more 10. Experience the top of The Shard With panoramic views stretching up to 40 miles across London,  the top of The Shard offers the best views in the city. Don’t miss the Family Breakfast Fun Club on 24th August, with free face painting, balloon modelling and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Throughout summer Find out more 11. Celebrate Summer by the River London Bridge City’s annual summer festival returns, with a programme packed full of activities for all ages. Enjoy open-air cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports, live comedy and music performances, fun family workshops and more. Throughout summer Find out more 12. Get a taste of Latin American culture The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to London Bridge. Try flavours from across the continent, before shaking the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba. There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. 10th – 11th August Find out more 13. Take a ride with MBNA Thames Clippers Board at London Bridge City Pier and explore the city by boat. 5-15 year olds go free with a family ‘River Roamer’ ticket, which allows you to hop on and off between 17 piers. Get the kids involved in their journey with MBNA’s free activity books. Throughout summer Find out more 14. Discover Europe’s Oldest Operating Theatre Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. Interactive talks and walks will provide inspiring and stimulating perspectives for young people. Recommended for ages 7+ Throughout summer Find out more 15. Uncover the dark secrets that lie beneath the world’s most haunted bridge Located within the vaults of the original 1831 bridge, The London Bridge Experience and Tombs is a spooky immersive experience, tracing the 2000 year history of the world’s most famous and haunted bridge. Children up to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Throughout summer Find out more 

Temakinho: where Japanese tradition meets Brazilian vibes

Published on 11th June 2019

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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

Junk model flotilla – Free family activities

  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

Happy Birthday Sir Horace

  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

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. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125

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. For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125

125 Years for £1.25: Tower Bridge Celebrates Landmark Birthday

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

The Ivy Tower Bridge X Bermondsey Street Bees

Published on 23rd August 2018

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

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.