Where: St Thomas Street, SE1 3QX (between Bermondsey Street and Weston Street)
When: Weds 28 June 5pm-9pm
Cost: Free to enter; expect dishes to be between £5-£7 and drinks £5-£10
Who's taking part: Aqua Shard, Texas Joe's, Bob's Lobster, Hutong, Hawksmoor, Savannah, The Hide and many, many more....
for free tickets.
London Bridge Open Kitchen is an annual event that
celebrates the remarkable food offering of London Bridge and Bermondsey in an
iconic setting which reveals the refurbished railways arches.
Local restaurants will take to St Thomas Street to serve up their culinary delights street-food-style for one evening only. The al-fresco feast beneath The Shard will celebrate the diversity and energy of the chefs, brewers, distillers and pubs in the iconic area of London Bridge.
In addition, this new location will showcase the
magnificent railway arches which have now been restored as part of the London
Bridge station redevelopment. The heritage of the area beautifully transpires
through the architectural features that are now exposed and enhanced.
to book your free ticket.
London Bridge is a place of history and modernity, with
ongoing change happening, particularly as the new station reaches its final
stages and new sites come up for development. Team London Bridge represents
over 350 businesses in the area and has put Placeshaping at the heart of its
vision for the area. As part of the LFA, throughout June we will deliver a
range of events, talks and walks with our local stakeholders to explore and
take forward themes and projects in the area. In particular, this includes activating
the Thames riverfront, reducing traffic to create healthy vibrant streets,
creating the Low Line by transforming railway arches and public realm, and
creating a local list of placemarks to complement the new Southwark Local Plan.
You can see all events led by Team London Bridge as part of
London Festival of Architecture 2017 here.
London Festival of Architecture has announced that the theme
of the 2017 festival will be ‘memory’. The theme of will be explored through a
wide range of events and activities when the London Festival of Architecture –
Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival – returns on 1-30 June 2017.
London is a city of myriad layers, each infused with memory:
of people, buildings, places and experiences. London’s built environment, with
memories bound up within it, is fundamental to how people experience the city,
and the starting point from which architects, developers and communities can
London’s built memories are never far from its present –
living on in old place names, the City of London’s medieval street pattern, or
London’s rich architectural heritage. Memory is fundamental to a sense of
place: something that communities cherish in the face of change, and a tool for
architects and developers as they achieve change and place further layers of
activity and memory on top of all the others.
Recent and future development at King’s Cross, Nine Elms and
Smithfield Market are reminders of how memory is inextricably linked to
character and placemaking. They show how architects, planners and developers
need to proceed with care: aware that carelessness can obliterate cherished
memories of London’s places, and alert to opportunities to harness memory in
More info here: http://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/