Winter Warmer 2023

Winter Warmer 2023

Volunteering and environmental charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust invites you to historic Red Cross Garden for a fabulous free festive event featuring for wreathmaking, mulled wine and merriment.

The BOST Winter Warmer is all about getting together and bringing a little light and warmth to the winter chill. Held around the birthday of Octavia Hill, social reformer, who founded the garden in 1886, it is both a celebration of the garden and of all those who visit and enjoy the space throughout the year. The garden is lit and a live jazz band provides the entertainment while you craft a Christmas wreath to adorn your door.

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Festive Card Making Workshop

Unlock your creativity at The Bridge’s free card-making workshop!

Come and join for a fun and festive afternoon at The Bridge, and make your own card for a loved one. Let your imagination run wild as you explore a vibrant palette of hues, textures, and designs. From dazzling glitter to charming watercolours, we have everything you need to bring your artistic dreams to life.

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Borough Market Evening of Cheese

Borough Market’s annual Evening of Cheese is back on 13th December from 6 – 9pm. Get ready for a cheese-themed shopping extravaganza led by our community of cheesemongers. Enjoy tastings, seek expert advice and put together a festive cheeseboard featuring the highest quality cheeses from Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Some of the market’s drinks traders will also be on hand to keep shoppers refreshed.

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Hansel and Gretel

A beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, transforms the Globe Theatre this winter.

Filled with music, magic, songs and a sprinkling of hope, the stage premiere of this new production of Simon Armitage’s poem, directed by Nick Bagnall (Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Globe), is the perfect treat for everyone aged 5+.

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Tudor Christmas Trail

Discover Tudor Christmas traditions aboard The Golden Hinde. Throughout December take part in their Tudor Christmas trail. Learn all about the modern Christmas celebrations that originated during the 16th century and experience the holidays like an Elizabethan. Perfect for all ages, the Tudor trail is included in the admission price.

Please note the ship may be closed early for private events, please check the website for up to date opening times. The ship will be closed on 25th and 26th December. 

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I, Malvolio

World renowned artist Tim Crouch makes his Globe debut in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this winter, with his acclaimed solo show I, Malvolio.

A hilarious and often unsettling rant from an actor adrift in front of an audience, I, Malvolio re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of its most notoriously abused steward. I, Malvolio premiered at the Brighton Festival in 2010 and has since toured throughout the world.

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For the first time ever in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, experience the work of Henrik Ibsen, one of the most influential dramatists of all time, with his scandalous Ghosts, a searing exploration of family secrets and forbidden desire.

Nearly 150 years after causing a furore when it premiered with its depiction of incest, infection and euthanasia, Director Joe Hill-Gibbins (The Marriage of Figaro, ENO; The Tragedy of King Richard The Second, Almeida), in his Globe debut, brings a new version of the first modern tragedy to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Xuefei Yang: By Candlelight

Experience the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse filled with the warm sounds of guitar music, as Xuefei Yang draws together an evening of winter songs.

Following performances at the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York, Xuefei will perform a one-off, intimate concert in our candlelit playhouse to celebrate the winter season, reflect on the past and look to the future.

With a programme drawn from Ancient China, through Europe to Latin American and modern day composers, Xuefei will guide us on a journey to discover how music brings hope and joy, even in the coldest and darkest of seasons.

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Women-led winter wine tasting + vegan food pairing

Discover and celebrate exceptional wines, and the talented women behind them, all while enjoying delectable vegan food pairings at The Bridge’s women-led wine tasting evening! Taste a selection of sparkling, red, white, and fortified wines and hear their stories from passionate hosts Kat Brown (Atlas Fine Wines) and Renée Mallon (Community Wine). All profits support The Bridge’s charitable projects, providing space for women to explore and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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In the unpredictable terror of a bad trip, where there are dark rooms and writhing bodies. There, the silence disturbs you and the noise takes you to the edge of delirium.

Join our special Halloween edition! On October 21st we will return to Omeara with our second “DARK” edition, to search for the rubble that was left behind.

A dark atmosphere will invade this night, and for this, we decided to bring the best of two worlds: the underground and the mainstream.

High temperatures, simultaneous events and intense bass will shake our 3 ROOMS with lots of BAILE FUNK and more.

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URBAN STEW – Architecture & Upheaval Through Bankside

In this walk, The London Ambler, explores freedom and chaos, architecture and reform, through the streets and spaces of one of London’s most eclectic and intense urban districts.

An ONstreet walk by The London Ambler – Mike Althorpe.

This walk departs from Robinson Road, at the junction of Blackfrairs Road and Southwark Street.

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Join us for a spooktacular night of thrills and chills at our Halloween Haunted Theatre Party at OMEARA!

On October 28th, prepare for an unforgettable evening filled with eerie entertainment, bone-chilling surprises, and ghoulish delights.

Dare to enter our haunted theatre and be immersed in a world of ghosts, goblins, and gory glamour.

Grab your tickets now for a frightfully fun time!

DJ Line Up TBA

Photo ID required for entry

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Brunch at Sea Containers

All great weekend stories start with brunch so head to Sea Containers Restaurant for a feast to remember!

This October, Sea Containers dishing up a delicious brunch offer where you can enjoy all your favourite brunch dishes such as our Roast Beef Bagel, Mac & Cheese, and Crab Toast (to name a few!), washed down with bottomless bubbles for just £19 extra.

Available every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 3.30pm throughout October.

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12th Knot Mischief and Mayhem Halloween party

A night of magic and mischief awaits on our Spooktacular 12th Knot rooftop playground, as we will be throwing one hell of a party this Halloween.

With tantalising Halloween cocktails, unadulterated musical mischief from DJ Andy Purnell and Just Yas and and the stylish atmosphere that 12th Knot does best, guests are advised to leave their inhibitions at the door, put on their sleekest Halloween attire and join us for a night like no other.

There will be a £100 bar tab up for grabs for the best-dressed guest on the night – all you need to do is tag 12th Knot in your pics for a chance to win!

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Museum of the Moon

Marvel at the Moon as it lands at Southwark Cathedral this October.

Following the success of Gaia in Southwark Cathedral’s nave last autumn, artist Luke Jerram returns to Southwark this October with his incredible Museum of the Moon artwork. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the replica of the moon features high resolution NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

This awe-inspiring large-scale display features minute detail of the lunar surface using NASA imagery, and a surround sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones.

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Crosby & Hope

Crosby & Hope is a specialty coffee shop and artisan deli, tucked away on Bear Gardens, Bankside. Their offering is handmade in small batches with beautiful products from artisan suppliers and outstanding independent brands. Pop by for your morning coffee and wholesome overnight oats; drop in for a lunchtime focaccia oozing with melted taleggio and smoked speck, or catch up with a friend over an indulgent slice of homemade cake.

Eat in, take away, or even have them deliver – they offer breakfast and lunchtime catering to local businesses. Check out their delivery offering here


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Gory Stories Tour – October half-term

Prepare to be horrified as The Golden Hinde peel back the pages of history to reveal the darkest and most spine-chilling tales ever told. Join their expert storytellers, dressed in period attire, as they guide you through centuries of bloodshed and brutality. “Gory Stories” is for those who crave a chilling encounter with the past, it’s an experience like no other.

Gory Stories is a family-friendly tour that explores our gruesome past leaving you both fascinated and horrified.

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Joe McCorriston Live in Concert

Joe McCorriston is a writer and performer from Morecambe, now based in London, UK. A decorated musician, he celebrates a career spanning 4 LPs, 2 EPs, and over a decade of touring that has amassed more than 700 shows. Over the years, Joe has built a cult following playing a range of venues around the world across twenty different countries and three continents. Nonetheless, Joe is far from done. In fact, this is only just the beginning, and in 2023, Joe has a bagful of new songs ready to go.

On 9th November, Joe returns to play his first headline show in London since 2018 at The Golden Hinde.

With rugged independence and a familiar, yet original sound, Joe writes pop songs for punk kids, and exudes the energy of a four-piece band with his live show despite only being armed with an acoustic guitar and his voice. He returned to the stage in 2022 after taking a break from touring during the whole, well, *you know what* virus with a SOLD OUT show in Manchester, and now Joe is fit, ready, and raring to go with new songs and a bigger show in tow.

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Scurravagus Live

Scrurravagus is Rob Widdicombe on vocals and guitar, Chris Gardner on piano and organ, Nassima Amir on vocals and flute, Mick O’Connor on double bass and Josh Williams-Ward on drums and percussion. How to describe the music?

Folk? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Jazz? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Prog? Not really, but there are elements in there.
Pop? Not really, but there are elements in there.

Expect strong melodies and rousing choruses, insightful lyrics, and rich and inventive arrangements.

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Golden Hinde Comedy

Ahoy there, comedy lovers! Get ready for an unforgettable evening of laughter and merriment aboard the Elizabethan galleon at our Golden Hinde Comedy events. We’re kicking off our autumn season on Friday, 29th September 2023 at 8pm, and it’s going to be an absolute blast! Prepare to ROFL with our side-splitting headliner and an incredible supporting line-up. We’ve handpicked some of the funniest comedians to ensure a night filled with endless chuckles and hilarious memories.

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FUJI: A OPERA at Africa Centre

The Africa Centre in London will present FUJI: A Opera, a multi-dimensional exhibition which tells the story of the fuji music genre – one of the most important in Nigeria’s history and without whom the Afrobeats artists who top the charts today (such as Burna Boy and Wizkid) would not be selling out stadiums across the world.

FUJI: A Opera will include never seen before archive footage and artefacts, explore the belligerent past of fuji music, highlight its founding footprints, and celebrate its rich subculture from the early 1960s to the present day.

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Pirate Training Workshop aboard The Golden Hinde

Ready your weapons, load the cannons, and raise the anchor as you take part in a special training session with the ship’s master. Are you ready for the pirate’s life?

The Pirate Training session lasts 45 minutes. Participants are welcome to explore the ship and take part in other activities before or after the session.

Each child must be accompanied by an paying adult.

Great for children aged 5 – 10 years old.

Pirate Training sessions running at 11:00 & 13:00 


Join our pirate talks after your Pirate Training session.

 Pirate Training £10 per child.

Standard admission £6 per adult.

All tickets purchased for Pirate Training include Pirate Takeover activities.

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Summer Holiday Ship Tours at The Golden Hinde

Led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides, this immersive tour offers a glimpse into the life of a 16th-century sailor. Hear the incredible tale of the first ship to circumnavigate the globe for the Kingdom of England. Climb aboard and allow the echoes of the past to guide you on a voyage through time on this remarkable ship
that embodies the spirit of adventure and exploration.

Each tour is approximately 30 minutes and suitable for all ages. Tours are included with admission.
Adult £6
Child £6
Group of 4: £18

For specific tour times, visit website.
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Pirate Takeover at The Golden Hinde

This summer, from 7th – 13th August, step aboard The Golden Hinde for family fun and a piratical experience like no other.

It is time for our ultimate pirate take over event. Don your finest pirate attire, grab your eye patch and join us on this swash buckling adventure of discovery.

Meet our costumed historians as they unveil the history of pirates from around the world. Families can experience the life of a mariner onboard our 16th century ship or test your mettle by signing up to one of our “Pirate Training” sessions.

Included with standard admission:

-Uncover the real history of pirates from all around the world.

-Discover what life was really like on a 16th century ship.

-A voyage of discovery awaits.

Pirate Training sessions are an additional cost and are taking place at 11:00 and 13:00. Pirate Training workshop tickets include the Pirate Takeover talks. Get yourself shipshape and prepare to plunder. See website for further details.

Standard Admission for Pirate Takeover (no Pirate Training): £6 per person

Family Admission (4 people): £18

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Beer Pong at SAMA Bankside

SAMA Bankside is one of the newest places to play Beer Pong in London town and you can book one of their Beer Pong tables for just £35 which includes the table, balls, cups and of course a jug of Amstel beer or cider to fill the cups with. Rules to Beer Pong on their website so book now and show your friends who’s best when it comes to hitting those cups!

Tuesdays-Fridays open at 5pm until late.

Saturdays open at 1pm until 1.30am.

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Board Game Night at The Lord Clyde!

Monday 24th July, come to The Lord Clyde for a bit of board game fun! What better way to chill out on a Monday night then playing board games with friends whilst enjoying one of their crisp refreshing craft beers! Board games start at 5pm and finish at 10pm. You will need to book a table to be certain to get in a game or two! They also serve a brilliant array of delicious food and drink.

Advance booking for events at The Lord Clyde are free entry though some bookings require a deposit which you will be able to use as a tab to spend at the bar on the day of your visit.

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Soulful Sunday at SAMA Bankside

Soulful Sunday at SAMA Bankside – Come and enjoy some great music from Mi Soul DJs serving up a funky mix of Soul, Funk, Motown, House and R&B classics from 4pm to 10pm and entry is free all evening.

They have an awesome outside space with tables, chairs and fake grass, and you can find them up the cobbled slope on the corner of Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road, SE1 8BU.  This afternoon event is the best Sunday party in London and you can also book a table, or one of their cosy booths or sofa areas for larger groups. 

Add an optional Bottomless Brunch – 90 minutes between 4 to 6pm with a delicious choice of 6 mains, 4 pizzas and 3 desserts, along with 90mins of bottomless Prosecco or their Twisted Cosmo Punch (vodka, cranberry juice, elderflower, lemon juice, soda water). Menu details on the website. 

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Chef at work


Tonkotsu puts their heart and soul into making sure every bowl of ramen that leaves their kitchen arrives on your table ready to rock your world! Timing the addition of every ingredient to the second, their chefs create the perfectly balanced, rich stock flavours they pride themselves on. Their motto is “if you don’t make your own noodles then you’re just a soup shop!”

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Carrubo is the latest bar concept launched by TVG Hospitality, in London Bridge – aka the group behind London’s Flat Iron Square and Goods Way (at Kings Cross).

Carrubo is a laid-back bar next door inspired by the bayside bars that colour the coasts of the Mediterranean. The idea is to transport guests from bankside to bayside by bringing the same electric bustle and atmosphere to this corner of SE1. 

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The Libertine

Cosy little pub in SE1 serving local craft beers and authentic Neapolitan stone-baked pizza.

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The Royal Oak

A charming British boozer, untouched by the high rises that have sprung up around it, truly an untouched homage to a time when pubs were a place to go for a quiet pint after work, or to put the world to rights with friends. They like to keep it pretty simple, priding themselves on good beer and good food. You’ll find a home from home at Royal Oak Borough.

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The George Inn

The George Inn is famous as a coaching stopover during the 17th century and mentioned by Dickens in ‘Little Dorrit’, this pub is London’s only surviving galleried coaching inn and is owned by the National Trust. Great beer garden, real ales and traditional pub food menu.

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The Gentlemen Baristas

The Gentlemen Baristas is a roastery and coffee house serving exceptional well-mannered specialty coffee. Their Park Street site offers a range of fresh pastries and coffee to go, just around the corner from Borough Market.

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Tas Pide

Tas Pide is an Anatolian restaurant where the spotlight focusses on original Turkish street food. A popular choice for theatre goers as it is situated just next to Shakespeare’s Globe, you can also expect a variety of delicious mezzes, grills and casseroles.

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Arabica was born out of a passion for the food of the Levant, choose from a menu inspired by the flavours from Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Beirut, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of Borough Market, the restaurant can be found in a Victorian railway arch, characteristic of Bankside’s industrial heritage.

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Borough Market

Borough Market is one of London’s oldest markets, offering a vast array of British and international produce and street food. The Market consists of three main areas: Three Crown Square (larger producers and merchants), Green Market (small, specialist produce traders) and Borough Market Kitchen (street food traders). Find plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy takeaway street food, plus a variety of surrounding restaurants and bars.

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The Rake

Renowned beer bar tucked behind Borough Market, offering one of London’s largest selections of great beer in one of London’s smallest pubs. With indoor and outdoor seating and a frequently changing beer and premium spirit menu, The Rake is must visit for craft beer fans.

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The White Hart

White Hart Southwark is a super place to enjoy quality fresh food (make sure to stop by for a Sunday roast), great London and international beers and cask ales, as well as a wine list with nearly 30 bottles to choose from. in the heart of Bankside. Enjoy the outside covered seating area in warmer weather too.

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Terry’s Cafe

A family-run business, Terry’s Cafe offers plenty of traditional charm while serving the best locally sourced produce. Their ethos is to provide good, honest British food in an inviting setting. Enjoy home-cooked daily specials and a range of pastries, plus the nostalgic black and white photos depicting 1940s London life.

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Tapas Brindisa

Tapas Brindisa brings the true food, wine, and hospitality of Spain to Bankside’s table for all to enjoy. At this Brindisa site in Borough Market, it’s walk-ins only, simply turn up and grab a seat or join the queue virtually when you arrive. Enjoy the flavours of Spain as you choose small plates from a market menu of tapas, cheese and charcuterie.

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Union Viet Cafe

Union Viet is a family-run business offering tasty, fresh and aromatic Vietnamese food. Make sure to try out their Pho dishes where the broth base is patiently cooked overnight. Other classic dishes include: Pho Tai, Banh Khot, Bun Bo Hue and Bun Thit Nuong.

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Mc & Sons

Mc & Sons is a traditional old Irish boozer set in the heart of Bankside. It’s a place for the community to socialise in a friendly authentic environment with great service, traditional Thai food, a fantastic beer selection as well as regular live music.

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Roasting Plant Coffee

Roasting Plant Coffee was set up by a bunch of coffee-lovers from NYC’s Lower East Side. Expect to find freshly roasted coffee brewed to order, with the choice of 8 single origins, the house blend or your own custom blend. Enjoy your coffee with brunch classics from their sourdough toast bar.

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The Gentlemen Baristas, Borough

The Gentlemen Baristas is a roastery and coffee house serving exceptional well-mannered specialty coffee. Borough offers all day brunch from Wednesdays to Sundays, outdoor seating and a secret sunny roof terrace.

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Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano is one of Bankside’s oldest family run Italian restaurants. If you are looking for delicious Italian food prepared fresh with ingredients from Borough Market across the road, Giuseppe’s Place is the place to go. They offer a wide range of Mediterranean delights on both lunch and evening menus, all of which are prepared with the passion and heart associated with Italian home cooking. Get your breakfast or lunch to go from the Luncheonette takeaway.

Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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The Mudlark

The Mudlark gets its name from the 18th century practice of scavenging the muddy Thames riverside for treasures. For years this historic pub has been a favourite with the market traders of Borough Market, the oldest fruit and vegetable market in London. The Mudlark is the perfect spot to catch up with friends or grab after work drinks with colleagues in the historic backstreets of Bankside.

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The Real Greek Bankside

Situated right on the riverside, The Real Greek Bankside serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes ideal for sharing with family and friends. The restaurant hosts live Greek music nights, check out the website for more details.

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LEON Bankside

Located just behind Tate Modern, LEON is the home of naturally fast food. Food that tastes good and does you good, makes you feel good after you eat it, is affordable and kind to the planet.

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LEON Borough

LEON is the home of naturally fast food. Food that tastes good and does you good, makes you feel good after you eat it, is affordable and kind to the planet.

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Friends of the Rose present: Readathon ft Shakespeare and Marlowe

Brush up your Shakespeare and Marlowe 

Here’s your chance to participate in six of their best plays, in the Friends of The Rose’s sixth readathon. Some celebrities will be there to read. You’ll realise from the timings that the readings will just be that. If you feel you want to love, live or die your part (whatever is required), however, then please do so. It’ll be your chance to act in the very same spot that Will and Kit did (and something to tell your grandchildren).

To sustain you through the day, there will be Tudor snacks, cake, tea and coffee available in the foyer on your way in.



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50% off Atis’ Opening Week

New to the neighbourhood, atis are celebrating their opening week at Borough Yards, with 50% off their bowls. The offer will be valid from the 15th-21st of May – 50% off bowl, 1 bowl per person per transaction. At atis Borough Yards only.

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The Golden Hinde 50th Anniversary – Shenanigans Cabaret Golden Anniversary Family Show

Come and join the 50th Celebrations on the decks of The Golden Hinde with Shenanigans Cabaret.

An afternoon of family friendly hula, magic, singing and contortion with Shenanigans cabaret, featuring first class performers from across the cabaret and performing arts industry and hosted by Foxi Blue.


Line up includes:

Hayley Woolley – contortionist

Ella the Great – comedy magician

Oopsie Hoops – hula hooper


Dress gold and join the celebrations

All ages welcome

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The Golden Hinde 50th Anniversary – Shenanigans Cabaret Golden Anniversary Night

A night of delectable debauchery with Shenanigans Cabaret and hosted by Foxi Blue to celebrate The Golden Hinde Galleon’s 50th Birthday.


Line up includes:

Hayley Woolley – contortionist

Ella the Great – drag king magician

Trash Valentine – boylesque

Athena Thrillme – burlesque

Mild Peril – draglesque

Frankie Heartless – extreme violinist


And hosted by Foxi Blue


Dress gold and enjoy the celebration with first class performers from across the cabaret and performing arts industry.



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The Golden Hinde presents Tiger Moth

Live in the belly of the beast! The Golden Hinde is going full on knees-up, dance, and shwing for one night only with the patchwork band of various assortments, TIGER MOTH.

Tiger Moth play a wild mix of World Gypsy Folk Punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed: a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness.

Come and see the world’s first, only, and best proponents of Wiki-Core, as Tiger Moth explore in their words and music the lesser known corners of the World… and Wikipedia. When was the last time you experienced live music aboard a reconstruction of a 16th century ship? And not just any ship, Sir Francis Drake’s ship which circumnavigated the globe in 1577. With a great atmosphere and history, a chance to hear live music on the ship is not to be missed!

Great music and a sip of Anspach & Hobday craft brew or a bottled beer, the perfect way to end your work week and to kick off the weekend.

Doors and bar open at 19:00, music at 19:30.

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A deal fit for a king at The Gentlemen Baristas

Looking for a picnic fit for a King? Look no further! The Gentlemen Baristas have your lunches sorted. Get a fresh sandwich, cold drink and a slice of tasty chocolate & banana bread for just £9.95 from our London Bridge and Borough coffee houses. Your well-mannered neighbourhood baristas will be here for celebrations (and your caffeine needs) all Coronation weekend!

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Bunnies and Chicks at the Hilton Hotel this Easter Sunday

If you weren’t already planning on it, you might want to add the Hilton London Bankside to your Easter itinerary. Especially if you’re tired of just scrolling through cute animal TikToks and want to see the fluffy, feathered friends up close. On April 9 there will be a Pop-Up Bunny & Chick Petting Zoo taking place in the hotel lobby from 9am to 12pm. Guests will think they have fallen into a cute animal calendar as they meet and greet a host of bunnies and chicks, all under the watchful eye of five-star animal welfare company, Living Things. The Petting Zoo is free to attend for those staying at the hotel, brunching at Hilton London Bankside’s neighbourhood eatery, OXBO Bankside or dining at its Distillery Bar, The Distillery Bankside.

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The Golden Hinde Presents – Pirate Gold Easter Treasure Hunt

An easter chocolate hunt like no other aboard The Golden Hinde this Easter Sunday.

Explore all of the decks of the ship to find Golden Coins.

Sessions will be at 11:00 and 14:00.

Each session is for an hour and suitable for all ages. Bring your own baskets/bags to take home your loot.

Stay aboard after the treasure hunt and join the Pirate Takeover talks (Pirate Training will not run on this day).


*Golden Hinde facilities are not food allergen or gluten-free and Golden Hinde are not responsible for allergens. Customers with food allergies or other nutritional concerns are advised to notify the Golden Hinde management before booking tickets.

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Borough Market Easter Challenge for Kids (with chocolate prizes!)

The Big Borough Market Easter Egg Hunt, which runs from 4th – 8th April (11am – 3pm), gives children a chance to explore the Market, learn about Borough’s history and produce, and win a very tasty prize.

Head to The Borough Market Store to pick up a quiz sheet, or download a printable version. You’ll find the answers written on eight giant eggs that have been hidden around the Market (there’s a map on the quiz sheet to help you find them). Fill in the answers and return the sheet to the Store – the first 50 correct entries handed in each day win a chocolate treat from So Chocolicious.

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The Golden Hinde Presents – Sofar Sounds Secret Gig

Bankside’s Golden Hinde are partnering with the amazing Sofar Sounds on the 10th May to bring an immersive live music experience to the ship. Sofar Sounds specialise in secret live music. Expect three local and diverse artists and a whole lot of magic.  You won’t know who the artists are until they take to the mic. Enjoy amazing music in The Golden Hinde’s unique and historic space.

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Golden Hinde 50th Anniversary Celebration

On the 5th April 1973, The Golden Hinde was launched in a grand ceremony after years of building. To celebrate this momentous event 50 years ago, they have a fun-filled day planned.

During their anniversary year they are raising much-needed funds to carry out essential maintenance work of the ship. Find out how you can support them. 

11.30 – 13.00 demo 1 Tempus Fugitives sword fighting

13.15 – 14.00 Hog Eye Men singing

14.00 Ship owner Roddy Coleman gives an anniversary speech and cuts the cake

14.30 – 15.00 Hog Eye Men singing

15.00 – 16.30 demo 2 Tempus Fugitives sword fighting 

Tempus Fugitives are running fighting demonstrations

Tempus Fugitives focus on the study of the 16th century North Italian martial systems which were so popular in London during the Elizabethan period. These methods of combat originated in the 15th century, but were not codified until the second quarter of the 16th. 

The HogEye Men will be singing sea shanties

The HogEye Men have built an enviable reputation by singing Sea Shanties and Sea Songs at events all around London. They regularly appear at festivals throughout the country, singing songs in an authentic and entertaining manner. 

Crafting stations for children and adults will be set up in the hold of the ship from 10am – 4pm. They’re inviting you to create a 50th birthday card for The Golden Hinde ship and have fun designing your own pirate flag.

All activities are included in admission price. 

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Golden Hinde Pirate Gold Easter Treasure Hunt

An easter chocolate hunt like no other aboard The Golden Hinde this Easter Sunday.

Explore all of the decks of the ship to find Golden Coins.

Each session is for an hour and is suitable for all ages. Bring your own baskets/bags to take home your loot.

Stay aboard after the treasure hunt and join our Pirate Takeover talks (Pirate Training will not run on this day). 

*Our facilities are not food allergen or gluten-free and we are not responsible for allergens. Customers with food allergies or other nutritional concerns are advised to notify the management before booking tickets.

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Belu & artist Venessa Scott bring colour to Borough Yards

To highlight World Water Day and raise funds for WaterAid, Belu have teamed up with award winning Mancunian artist Venessa Scott, who will paint a large, colourful piece live in central London at Borough Yards. Venessa will paint from 20-22nd March and her work will be on display until 31st March.  Come along and see the artwork come together.


There will be a donation point alongside the painting for people to discover more and donate to WaterAid. The piece will be auctioned following World Water Day, with all monies going to WaterAid. The auction will take place online from Thursday 23rd March at and close on Friday 31st March.


There will also be a chance to win a ‘Mix It Good’ pack of 10 Belu mixers and tonics, all vegan and gluten free, including their Lively Lemonade and Fiery Ginger Beer.

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The Hunt at Union Theatre

A group of friends meet in a forest for a hunt. What they find excites and terrifies them. Secrets are learnt, the value of life is questioned, and the hunt turns on its head.
A new work featuring graduates of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s Acting for Collaborative and Devised Theatre course.

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Nul Points! A New Eurovision Comedy at Union Theatre

Union Theatre present a Eurovision comedy to get you in the mood for the big day.

Josh loves Eurovision.  He knows every insane figure and fact.  Ukraine entering a guy in a hamster wheel.  Norway winning with an Olympic skater.  The Russian grannies.  The Brotherhood of Man. And each May he hosts a Eurovision party – the highlight of his year. Join this hilarious rollercoaster of a journey over 5 Eurovision Parties – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2022 as Josh bestows his guests with Bucks Fizz, Euro-V trivia and games of  Eurovision truth or dare. Will they Rise Like a Phoenix, get Ooh Aah, Just a Little Bit…or meet their Waterloo with NUL POINTS!?





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Betty Blue Eyes Musical at Union Theatre

It is 1947, war has ended but Britain’s long-suffering citizens are suffering under the burden of food rationing, high unemployment and the coldest winter for decades.

The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Enter Betty, an adorable pig who is being illegally reared to ensure local dignitaries of a small community in Yorkshire can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet whilst the local population make do with Spam.

‘Betty Blue Eyes’ is an utterly British musical, full of eccentric characters, such as odd couple Gilbert Chilvers – an humble chiropodist, and his wife Joyce, a nobody determined to be somebody; Inspector Wormold – an obsessive destroyer of illegal meat; Mother Dear – “She’s 74 and ravenous”; along with a weird assortment of bullies, spivs and snobs, and of course, Betty the pig.

‘Betty Blue Eyes’, directed by Sasha Regan, is the first in-house production at The Union Theatre since Covid.

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Union Comedy at Union Theatre

Union Comedy presents a night of Bankside belly laughs with MC Dustin Moore, Dan Coughtrey, Millie Haswell, Matt Pugsley and Jonas Jamarik.


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SPEAK UP! with Think Out Loud UK at Union Theatre

Think Out Loud bring their first live show to The Union.

‘Speak Up’ is a night of new writing from exciting new voices.

This show will be raising funds in support of Mind and the work they do to support mental health and wellbeing in London and the rest of the UK.

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Discover the Inspirational women of Bankside

The Hilton Bankside have created a fabulous map with local illustrator Rosie Brooks, inviting people to discover the some of the ‘Inspirational women of Bankside’. You can pick up copy from their concierge throughout the month of March, or you can download a copy here.

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Mother’s Day treat on Thames Clippers – 2 for 1 on small bottles of wine

Take your mum on a nice day out on the river on Thames Clippers and why not make it extra special with a glass of wine. On 18th and 19th March, enjoy 2 for 1 on 18.7cl bottles of wine at their onboard café bar.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Southwark Tavern

Make this Mother’s Day celebration an extra special one with The Southwark Tavern’s delicious Sunday Roasts including their 21 day-aged sirloin of beef with a red wine jus, their succulent half roast chicken, or their wonderfully vegetarian nut roast. They’ve got treats for the whole family to enjoy (without any of the cleaning up).

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Anchor

Celebrate mum with a fabulous meal at The Anchor – Bankside! Whether you fancy tucking into pub classics like fish and chips or want to push the boat out with a three-course treat, spend time together and create lasting memories with mum. Fancy making a toast with a glass of something bubbly? Choose a treat for mum from  a fantastic range of fizz, cocktails and more!

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A Mother’s Day meal at Arthur Hoopers

Arthur Hoopers will be opening their doors this Mother’s Day to give you the opportunity to spoil the mother in your life.  Serving their delicious authentic Mediterranean menu, along with some of the best wines from across the globe and even better – their bar team have created a very special cocktail for a lovely after dinner tipple.

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Mother’s Day Hampers And More Borough Market

Whether you’re planning a home-cooked meal using the highest quality ingredients, an afternoon tea, or a wander around the Market, Borough offers plenty to treat the matriarch, mum or mother in your life this Mother’s Day (Sunday 19 March). If you can’t make it in person, Borough Market Online has pulled together an impressive range of Mother’s Day hampers and gifts – all sourced from their traders.

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International Women’s Day Masterclasses

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Borough Market will be hosting a series of online masterclasses sharing the knowledge and expertise of women in the Market and the wider food industry.

Featuring successful female business leaders and food writers, the masterclasses will showcase the diverse range of talented women involved with Borough Market, with panellists discussing how they got on to their career paths, their secrets to success and the challenges they have faced. They will also share their advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and discuss the importance of female leadership in the food industry.

Four masterclasses will take place on Zoom throughout the day. Register through the link below.

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‘Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the Limit

Sneak inside one of London’s most unusual locations, after-hours, for a thrilling site-responsive experience.

This spring, Kirkaldy’s Testing Works – an historic, Grade II* former workshop and museum in the heart of Bankside – will open its doors for five exclusive, fun but slightly surreal pop-up performances over three days.

Set in the world’s first independent, commercial materials testing works, audiences will join in with a surprise extravaganza that’s been 200 years in the planning. Come and mingle with eccentric Victorian characters and test your mettle in an entertaining hour-long immersive drama.

What you will experience:

Celebrated Victorian engineer David Kirkaldy is having a surprise party – and you’re invited, but only if you come up to scratch! This immersive experience offers guests the opportunity to secretly join the celebrations. Once inside The Testing and Experimenting Works, challenge your strength and wiles against Kirkaldy’s scrutiny and the mighty million-pound Universal Testing machine… A proper Victorian knees-up lies in wait for those who pass the test.

Guests will weave their way through rooms in this unique and atmospheric former 19th century factory including Kirkaldy’s office, the factory workshop and the basement, all filled with music, soundscapes and the Scottish engineer’s original testing machines, including the 14.5m-long Universal Testing Machine he had designed, commissioned and patented in 1863.

‘Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the limit has been created by theatre makers and performers Sammy Kissin and Al Barclay, as part of Blackfriars Stories commissioned by Southwark Council.

The show is inspired by the link between Blackfriars Bridge and Kirkaldy’s Testing Works and was originally conceived to mark the 200th anniversary of David Kirkaldy’s birth.

Sammy, who studied at LAMDA and Manchester University, said: “We really wanted to honour Kirkaldy’s world view that ‘Facts not Opinions’ matter. It is a celebration of the dynamism of the man, that idea of strength and how strength can be tested.”

Guildhall alumni Al added: “We have all been tested to destruction recently. We were interested in confronting this in a place designed to break the indestructible – and question, who are we?”

The present Blackfriars Bridge is the second bridge to bear that name; the first being deemed unsafe due to poor construction. The new bridge, built in 1869, employed the newly established Testing and Experimenting Works on Southwark Street to test its wrought iron framework and ensure its long-term viability.


Thursday and Friday – 7pm, 8.30pm; Saturday – 3pm, 7pm and 8.30pm

Educational Programme

A free educational programme for more than 100 local secondary school pupils will run alongside the performances.

Renowned illustrator, set designer and creative director Emma Rios will be delivering a series of arts and engineering workshops for children, plus guided tours of the museum. Visitors will be taken back in time to the industrial revolution when building specimens from all over the world were tested to destruction in Kirkaldy’s workshop.

Emma, who is known for her paper sculpting installations and illustrations, has worked with clients ranging from Tatler and the Wall Street Journal to the V&A and Historic Royal Palaces, Liberty, Harrods, as well as fashion brands including Myla and Saloni.

About Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works

A museum has been running at the site since 1984 run entirely by a team of volunteers. It is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and hands on with working, historic machines – and yes, break something!

Kirkaldy opened the world’s first purpose-built independent testing site at 99 Southwark Street, London in 1874. He pioneered a real change in thinking – that all components had to be tested to a pre-existing standard, and facts were more important than opinions. The famous inscription above the door reads ‘Facts not Opinions’.

Today Kirkaldy’s advances in science and engineering are celebrated by the Institution for Civil Engineers and the Engineering Hall of Fame.

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The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

See double this summer as The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s madcap comedy about long-lost siblings and mistaken identities, unravels in the Globe Theatre.

Two sets of twins are separated by a shipwreck and end up in rival cities. After twenty years apart, they inadvertently cross paths and set in motion a series of chaotic events that hurtles towards an extraordinary finale.

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The Real Greek February Half Term Offer – Kids Eat Free.

This February half term, (13th – 17th February 2023) The Real Greek Bankside are running their amazing Kids Eat for Free offer for the duration of the half term.

Bring the kids to experience the fresh and delicious taste of the Mediterranean – for free!


Ts&Cs – Kids Eat Free, free Kids Meal for every £10.00 spent by an adult at The Real Greek from 13th February until 17th February 2023.  Offer includes Kids meal from Kids Menu, Drink and Ice Cream / Sorbet.

One free kids meal per adult only.  Each adult to spend £10.00 or more to qualify for one free kids meal. Available to all children under 12. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer / promotion / discount. An optional 10% service charge will be added to your bill.

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The Golden Hinde presents Tiger Moth

Live in the belly of the beast! The Golden Hinde is going full on knees-up, dance, and shwing for one night only with the patchwork band of various assortments, TIGER MOTH.
Tiger Moth play a wild mix of World Gypsy Folk Punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed: a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness.
Come and see the world’s first, only, and best proponents of Wiki-Core, as Tiger Moth explore in their words and music the lesser known corners of the World… and Wikipedia.
They will be making sure this is a night to bring out your pirate side, and theirs!
Great music and a sip of Anspach & Hobday craft brew or a bottled beer, the perfect way to end your work week and to kick off the weekend.

Doors and bar open at 19:00, music at 19:30.

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Zestival at The Bridge

The brilliant women-only gym and health centre The Bridge have a Zip Zap Zestival to get you invigorated and inspired for the new year. With free classes and sessions and 15% off gym membership they’ll have you zesty and zen before January ends.

The festival starts on Monday 9th Jan and finishes on Monday 15th, so get on their website and book in a session before they all go.

There’s Absolute Abs for core crunchers, Sound Bath Experience for sonic soothing, Boxing Club for rejuvenating jabbing and Sweat To The Beat for rewiring while you’re perspiring – and loads more.

Zee you zere!


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Roast Me at The Union Theatre

AIM Theatre is really going to be producing the fantastic new play ‘Roast Me’ by Tom Holt. Roast Me is a dystopian take on an alternate lockdown caused by social media.

The play follows the story of four young adults through two separate timelines five years apart, in the first timeline they are unknowingly causing the collapse of society, whilst in the other they are trying to save it.

The play focuses on the potential fallout of the popular trend on Reddit called Roast Me and what could happen if this trend gets out of hand.

Current issues are constantly being tackled throughout the play, be it a small passing reference to America’s gun control issues or entire scenes dedicated to the importance of mental health and the effect it can have on people of all ages.

Roast Me is anarchic, it is completely original, and it investigates the problems and possibilities of our time.

It is far enough away from reality to offer the audience the escape they are looking for whilst also containing relatable characters and quirky references to the life we are currently living.

Content warnings of Strong language.

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Newbies at The Union Theatre

AIM Theatre is really excited to hold this brilliant evening of new work. With new works ‘YOU AND I’, ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER?’, ‘UNFORGOTTEN HEROES’ and ‘I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK’ being showcased by a talented selection of new performers all eager to show their talent. Please join us in supporting new artists as they come together to put on a brilliant evening of entertainment.

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The Fir Tree – Christmas at The Globe

Experience the magic of Christmas in the Globe Theatre with all the family, as our re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy tale returns for a second year.

In a beautiful wood stands a little Fir Tree. Kept company by woodland creatures, it enjoys a peaceful life. But the Fir Tree is curious. It dreams of a world outside the forest, yearning for adventure. What will happen when it grows up? Where will it go? And will it be everything the Fir Tree wished for?

Let imaginations run wild as the Globe transforms into a hand-crafted forest. Meet friendly puppets made of cardboard – and make your own to bring to the performance! Take part in carol-singing and tree decorating, and keep cosy with a hot chocolate or mulled wine under the wintry star-lit sky.

Globe resident writer Hannah Khalil‘s new re-telling of this classic fairy tale, directed by Michelle Terry, is suitable for all ages, big or small. So, join us this Christmas for a wonderfully festive dose of storytelling, puppetry, song and hope.


This event is part of the Frost Fair which Better Bankside is running across December and January. Frost Fair is a homage to the area’s unique history, celebrating the characters and fascinating stories from past winters in the Southwark borough. There’s lots more happening across the area, find out more here

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Golden Hinde: 12 Days of Tudor Christmas Trail

Discover Tudor Christmas traditions aboard The Golden Hinde.Throughout December take part in our 12 Days of Tudor Christmas trail. Learn all about the modern Christmas celebrations that originated during the 16th century and experience the holidays like an Elizabethan.

Perfect for all ages, the Tudor trail is included in the admission price.

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Twilight Walking Tours

Be transported back to a time of late-night cakes and ales, midnight revels and demons, and the revered ‘Kingdom of Night’ on our Twilight Walking Tour around the Bankside area and beyond.

Learn about the habit of ‘second sleeps’, imagine city life without streetlights and visit the locations of Shakespeare’s own night-time haunts across the River Thames on the Northbank, including the original site of his candlelit Blackfriars playhouse.

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Shakespeare’s True Crimes Walking Tour

Explore the streets around Shakespeare’s Globe with our expert Guides on our new Shakespeare’s True Crimes Walking Tour and discover the intriguing criminal history of the Bankside area and its people, including Shakespeare himself. As you wander along the Thames, you’ll learn why Shakespeare was summoned to appear in court no fewer than three times; and why duels, violence and even murder between rival actors and playwrights, including the likes of Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson, were more common than you’d imagine in Early Modern England.

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Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour

This Halloween, join The Globe for a special family-friendly spooky guided tour of the Globe Theatre which brings to life the ghosts, spirits and scary happenings of Shakespeare’s most chilling plays. From the Three Witches’ spells in Macbeth, to the appearance of Hamlet’s father’s ghost, you’ll learn about Shakespeare’s love for all things supernatural as well as hearing the grisly details of medical practices in his time; folktales of London’s mysterious creatures like the Thames River Monster; and fascinating, traditional ways to protect yourself against evil spirits.

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Bankside Frost Fair

Celebrate winter with a multi-media trail of street art murals, digital art installations and events

This winter, Bankside is celebrating one of the most extraordinary events in London’s history – the Frost Fair. From circa 1605 to 1814, the surface of the River Thames froze over 24 times, bringing all trade on the water to a standstill. So the people of Bankside took to the ice, creating ‘Frost Fairs’, with a sensational cornucopia of markets, amusement, food, drink, games, pubs, shops, entertainment and general revelry!

Inspired by the area’s rich heritage and lively characters, Bankside has reinvented the Frost Fair for the 21st century. Immerse yourself in innovative augmented reality installations, follow our street art trails, feast on special Frost Fair themed food and drink and enjoy inspired workshops from lino-printing to wreathmaking.

To experience the augmented reality aspects of the Frost Fair art trail, download the Graffio AR App!


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Halloween at Marlborough Sports Garden

Are you brave enough to visit Mint Street Music Festival and Bankside Open Spaces Trust for their ghostly garden this Halloween? Join them from free Halloween fun with a focus on eco crafts – it’s a big GREEN Halloween! Expect:

• Pumpkin carving
• Treasure Hunt
• Piñatas
• Face Painting
• Brilliant Bats and other spooky craft
• Storytelling
• Sand court – the beach is BACK!
• Refreshments

There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up!

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Kids Eat Free for Halloween at The Real Greek

All kids that come to The Real Greek in their Halloween costumes on Monday 31st October 2022 will eat for free!

All treats, no tricks – so bring along your little witches and wizards for a spooky Greek feast!

T&Cs – Free Kids Meal for every £10.00 spent by an adult at The Real Greek on Monday 31st October 2022. Offer includes Kids meal from Kids Menu, Drink and Ice Cream / Sorbet. Valid on Monday 31st October 2022. One free kids meal per adult only. Each adult to spend £10.00 or more to qualify for one free kids meal. Available to all children under 12, for kids in Halloween Fancy Dress only. Valid for dine-in only at all The Real Greek restaurants. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.

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London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is the world’s original Cocktail Week and is one of the most exciting ways to discover the London bar scene up close and personal. Getting a London Cocktail Week wristband is the perfect way to explore the city’s unrivalled cocktail scene – giving you access to £7 Signature Cocktails in 300 of the best bars in London. Alongside these Cocktail Tours, there are hundreds of cocktail events and special experiences happening throughout the festival as well as special menus, immersive pop-ups and international take overs curated as part of the event.

Here’s what Bankside has in store:

12th Knot

Delicious cocktails, stylish settings, live music, and panoramic views across the city from this lofty rooftop bar at the top of the Sea Containers London Hotel. They have partnered with Grey Goose for LCW with a special Kaffir Martini, with homemade kaffir vermouth with a touch of orange, stirred down with classic Grey Goose


A neighbourhood-feel lobby bar in Southwark with an all-natural wine list, comfy sofas and an ever-changing rosta of food pop-ups to enjoy with a drink. Albie has three bars so you never need to wait too long for your drinks, plus a spacious street side terrace for drinks alfresco. Why not try the Nordic Goose, with Grey Goose Vodka and dill & tarragon infused dry vermouth. Garnished with dill.

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

An informal all-day spot – as vibrant and artistic as its neighbourhood – Artyard’s enticing drinks menu serves up classics with a twist, making it a must visit for creative cocktails enthusiasts. They’re taking it to the next level this LCW, by celebrating art itself, their current artist-in-residence Corinne Natel to be precise. Corrine’s work has influenced their LCW cocktail Sub Tropical. This cocktail is artsy, upscale, yet laid-back, refreshingly long and robust in flavour. It’s made with a Thai basil-infused Toti rum, Falernum, Jasmin Verte, cucumber syrup, Peychard’s Bitters, tonic water & ginger ale.

Boiler & Co

Boiler & Company, is an independent specialist cocktail and gastro bar which is conveniently located seconds from the Thames and the Tate Modern. They aim to showcase the versatility of whisky in the modern-cocktail scene…It is a hotspot you don’t want to miss! They are offering a Faux Banana Old Fashioned featuring Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Only £7 with a LCW wristband. It’s an amazing drink. Boiler & Co owner, Adam, infuses the whisky himself using banana skin and finely slices the banana, dehydrates it to create the stunning garnish. We previewed this drink at Cocktails in the City earlier this summer and it sold out every day.

Borough Yards

Borough Yards is a vibrant new destination right next door to the famous Borough Market. Based in and around a series of restored and reconceived railway arches, the brand new development is a two-minute walk from London Bridge station with world class bars and restaurants on its doorstep. Entry is completely free and guests can expect a collection of fantastic pop-ups bars there especially for London Cocktail Week.

Flat Iron – Omeara 

An underground bar serving an array of cocktails, craft beers and mountains of tequila…as well as being attached to one of London’s top live music venues! This rabbit’s warren of a venue is best known for its live music, but they also have an unparalleled tequila collection! Please note – the signature cocktail here is limited to one per person.

Hawksmoor Borough

This south of the river member of the Hawksmoor family keeps the group’s heavy wood décor, whilst drawing on Borough Market next door for fresh ideas and produce. Why not try their PINK GIBSON – £7 with Boatyard Vodka, Audemus umami gin, Aperitivo Co. Lyon and pink pickle juice.

Sea Containers

Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers Restaurant is an all-day dining experience. In the middle of the room you’ll find the monumental stainless steel island bar, serving up delicious drinks throughout the week. The yellow submarine above the bar plays on the maritime theme and gives it a twist by making it yellow (also a nod to The Beatles) and is an actual replica of a submarine – made by Premier Ship Models. Try their Figurehead (inspired by the mermaid figure set at the front of old sailing ships). It includes Mermaid Zest Gin, Italicus, Grapefruit, Lime, Sugar, topped with lemonade & crushed ice, garnished with mint leaves and grapefruit slice

The Distillery Bar

The Distillery pays homage to the hotel’s heritage by highlighting its gins and local craft beers. Inspired by this history, the bar mixes signature cocktails and uses homemade aromatics, infusions, and bitters to accent the drinks. Take your pick from their Rhuby Sour with Rhubarb gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white. Or maybe their Heartbreak with Amaretto, strawberry syrup and lemon juice.

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Talk: Lore of Crossbones Graveyard

Lucy Coleman Talbot wrote her PhD on the famed Crossbones Graveyard, SE1, and has been advocating for its protection since 2016. Her landscape biography explores the layers of history and heritage encased within this post-medieval burial ground, which has become a place of myth, mourning, ritual, and lore.


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All the Ends of the World

Big screen visuals, emotionally charged vocals, and solo violin come together in a stunning concert experience exploring the impact of climate change.

Against a stunning backdrop of evolving imagery from videographer Heather Britton, and free improvisation from violinist Lizzie Ball, world renowned choral ensemble The Sixteen perform an emotionally charged programme of choral music.

Crafted to demonstrate the long lasting and dramatic effects of climate change and global warming, the concert will explore our relationship with the planet we live on through an originally crafted video piece, which interweaves with a specifically curated choral repertoire of powerful works by Padilla, Perotin and Sheppard.

The performance also features a guest appearance from Luke Jerram’s GAIA, a slowly rotating, floating art installation reflecting the Earth’s surface, and designed to portray the beauty and true nature of our planet.

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Little Wing Film Festival

On October 5th Little Wing Film Festival is taking over Everyman Cinema Borough Yards, kicking off their 6th annual film festival with a night of independent short films, live music performances and an opening night party. 


A volunteer-run, youth-led festival, Little Wing is working towards an accessible, exciting future for film by supporting emerging filmmakers and pushing for equality and sustainability in the film industry. Screening films exclusively by new and emerging filmmakers, Little Wing’s award-winning programme is designed around platforming important new voices while getting communities across London involved in a conversation about the future of film and culture.


For 2022 Little Wing are taking over a cinema in a different part of London every day, for a week packed with screenings, industry sessions, parties, pub quizzes and more. Bringing filmmakers, audiences and communities together, Little Wing is a celebration of grassroots culture and a push for a more equal, exciting film industry.



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I, Joan at The Globe

A cry for courage erupts in the Globe Theatre with the premiere of I, Joan, a powerful and joyous new play by Charlie Josephine (Bitch Boxer, Soho) which tells Joan of Arc’s story anew.

The men are all fighting, again. An endless war. From nowhere, an unexpected leader emerges. Young, poor and about to spark a revolution. This is Joan. Rebelling against the world’s expectations, questioning the gender binary, Joan finds their power and their belief spreads like fire. Join us in the Globe Theatre and feel the heat of the sun and the pulse of Joan’s passion. With open hearts and raised voices, dance and cheer with us as we rediscover Joan’s story.

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Complimentary coffee and dog treats


The Gentlemen Baristas partners with Lily’s Kitchen to offer complimentary coffee and dog treats this International Dog Day, 26th August 2022

August 2022:  The Gentlemen Baristas, London’s most well-mannered collection of coffee houses, is partnering with pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen to invite those with four legged friends for special treatment this International Dog Day, Friday 26th August.

From Piccadilly to Southwark all The Gentlemen Baristas’ guests with woofers will be greeted with a barista-made drink of their choice, delicious dog treats and a doggie bag, to celebrate International Dog Day and help raise awareness about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, particularly since the rise of lockdown pets.

The gifts for four-legged friends include Lily’s Kitchen goodies, including: an On The Go Mealtime Bar, complete, proper nutrition in a handy bar format that fits neatly in your back pocket, Breaktime Biscuits, the perfect pre-lunch pick me up, a pack of Meaty Treats, and a tasty wet food complete meal.  The Gentleman Baristas, coffee culture custodians, with 10 houses across the capital and a roastery, believe customers are never an inconvenience. Whether your dog has become your new working from home buddy, or take to work buddy, this is a chance to drop in and celebrate with them.

In fact, because The Gentlemen Baristas like to do things differently, the well-mannered hosts will also be providing complimentary poo bags to boot for dogs on the go.

 Ed Parkes, Director and co-founder of The Gentlemen Baristas comments; “Our coffee house managers remember all their regular’s names and know half the dogs about town!

“We want to show our appreciation and give something back to the community, whether it’s a hot cup of coffee and OTG treat for your morning walk or Breaktime Biscuit for your pooch, while you snuggle up on the sofa at home with a cuppa – it’s on the house.”

Samantha Crossley, Marketing Director at Lily’s Kitchen, says: “At Lily’s Kitchen we have always believed that four legged friends are part of the family. So, whether you’re out and about in London on an adventure or simply taking your usual morning stroll, pop by your local Gentleman Baristas on International Dog Day to enjoy a complimentary coffee for you and some Lily’s Kitchen treats for your woofer. One of our On The Go Bars is the perfect mini-meal for your dog when you’re out living your best lives together – and even better, it fits in your pocket!”

Henry Ayers, Co-Founder and Director of Wholesale added: “We believe superb coffee is for everyone, our house or yours, and just like Lily’s Kitchen, we believe every dog deserves proper food, even on the go.”

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Boiler Beer Festival closing party

Join Boiler & Co for the closing party of their beer festival. Featuring a wide range of great beers, lots of special offers, tastings and discounts, this is your last chance to enjoy this FREE festival and soak up the atmosphere this summer.

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Summer School Courses at Art Academy London

Study your creative passion at Art Academy London this summer with their inspiring range of Summer School courses helping you hone skills in a variety of disciplines over 5-days. From introductory courses for those new to any given medium, to masterclasses for the more experienced, AAL’s courses are taught by practising and specialist artists.

Immerse yourself in new skills such as photopolymer and photoetching, learn to translate your observations into a clay portrait sculpture, explore the ways of looking, speaking about and making abstract art or gain fundamental drawing skills – these are only a handful of ways AAL’s Summer School and enrich your artistic passions.

And for anyone interested in taking more than one of our courses on offer, you may be eligible for up to 15% off your purchase.

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Young Artists Courses at Art Academy London

Art Academy London’s sought-after Young Artists programme returns this summer holiday for budding artists aged 12-17. Ideal for students interested in applying to art school or simply looking to build creative confidence, these five-day courses aim to advance artistic ability while enabling young artists to meet like-minded peers with a passion for art.

Explore various fine art disciplines such as portraiture and mixed media abstraction (15 – 18 August), make your own prints through different mark-making techniques (15 – 18 August) or try painting, drawing and sculpting the figure (22 – 26 August) – there is something for everyone.

AAL also strive to make all our courses affordable and available regardless of background or circumstance. Because of this, there are a number of free and discounted spaces available for scholarship students across all Young Artist courses.

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Book your Guinness Pod

Enjoy summer days and nights in one of our exclusive Guinness Pods. Keep perfectly cool on hot summer days and stretch out those lazy summer evenings in these stunning pods. With twinkling lights, cushions and blankets, they have everything you need for extra privacy for company meetings, client catch ups and romantic intimate dinners. No need to book in advance but get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Boiler Beer Festival

Head to Boiler & Co. for Bankside’s first ever independent beer festival, taking place from the 16th July for a whole month. Featuring loads of outside bars featuring a wide range of great beers, lots of special offers, tastings and discounts, come and enjoy this FREE festival and soak up the atmosphere this summer.

They’ll be exciting guest beers each week, live music and DJs, beach style lounge areas, and of course, lots of beer.


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