It all began in 1993 with a small shop in West London, selling car boot finds and vintage fabric. Cath soon began to design and produce her own prints and products, giving vintage inspiration a modern twist, eventually becoming known for her signature prints with a hint of nostalgia. 20 years later, the brand now sells all over the world. As the home of modern vintage, their mission remains the same: to make cheerful, practical products that bring a smile to your face and brighten your day! As part of London Bridge Station’s major redevelopment, Cath Kidston will join over 70 new shops, bars and restaurants, bringing a welcome boost to the area’s retail offer.
It’s finally here! London Bridge station fully reopened on January 2nd after a major redevelopment which began in the spring of 2013. Network Rail has unveiled the final section of the new concourse at London Bridge, as well as the new entrance to the station on Tooley Street and the final five platforms at the station. The Thameslink Programme team has delivered the Station project on time and will be completing their work in London Bridge during 2018. 5 new platforms from above. Photo from londonist.com What we get from the new London Bridge Station • A spacious 12,000msq station with a concourse the size of the pitch at Wembley • Better access to London Bridge City and the riverside from the striking new entrance and pedestrian crossing on Tooley Street • Improved north-south links through the station between St Thomas Street and Tooley Street • Two new retail units in the main concourse in January, over 70 more by the end of 2018 • A more spacious route to the Tube through the Western Arcade, under the impressive arches • Newly constructed platforms 1 – 5 open for the first time Service changes at London Bridge The New Year at London Bridge started with a new timetable in operation for all train operators and Southeastern’s Cannon Street services made a welcome return to platforms 1, 2 and 3 at London Bridge. Please check before you travel. From May 2018, Thameslink services will return through London Bridge for the first time in over three years, serving a range of new destinations. Looking ahead The countdown to completion of the transformation at London Bridge now begins. While the majority of the work has now taken place, there are still some jobs to do in the station and on the tracks, but this work will be finished during evenings and weekends, rather than on working days. Full completion of the station is due in May 2018 and the new retailers in the Western Arcade will be open for October 2018. Nadia Broccardo, Team London Bridge CEO said, “Team London Bridge and our business community has long supported the redevelopment of London Bridge station and are delighted with the results. The station is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right and the Thameslink Programme in London Bridge has been managed extremely well under often challenging circumstances. The Network Rail, Costain and Thameslink project teams have become part of our community over the past six years and we look forward from benefitting from the new retailers, public spaces, rail connections and capacity that the opening of the new station brings.” For more details see thameslinkprogramme.co.uk
The Explore London ticket will unlock the Emirates Air Line, MBNA Thames Clippers and Santander Cycles for Londoners and visitors. A unique ticket will offer visitors to London three exciting ways to travel around the city, using the Emirates Air Line, MBNA Thames Clippers and Santander Cycles for less. Visitors can now enjoy an all-day ticket that offers scenic trips on MBNA Thames Clippers’ high speed vessels along the River Thames, relaxing rides on Santander Cycles and a breath-taking flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car. Customers will save money by buying these combined offers as opposed to buying the tickets individually. Visitors will be able to glide along the River Thames on an MBNA Thames Clippers catamaran with a hop-on, hop-off ticket, cycle round the city on a Santander Cycles and soar 100m above the river for stunning views of London, for a combined price of £25 offering a total saving of 20 per cent. The ticket offering Santander Cycles and MBNA Thames Clippers only will cost £16.70, which is also a saving of 20 per cent. Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “The Explore London ticket combines three superb ways to travel around the city and enjoy the sights, all at a discounted price. “Whether you’re a visitor to the city or a Londoner you’ll enjoy a high-speed trip along the River Thames, a relaxing ride on a Santander Cycle and the breath-taking views from the Emirates Air Line cable car.” Tickets will be available via the MBNA Thames Clippers site for six months from 27 June, visit tfl.gov.uk/explore-london-tickets for more information.