Meet Dale Gibson, founder of Bermondsey Street Bees

The temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius as Dale Gibson checks his rooftop hives and his charges are on the wing. Within a few hundred metres in all directions, his honey is being consumed and sold.

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Meet Harneet Baweja, co-founder of Gunpowder

“My friends say I have the soul of a grandmother, all I want to do is feed people,” says Harneet Baweja co-founder of Gunpowder Tower Bridge, the bigger, more polished progeny of the Spitalfields hit with the same name.

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Meet Angelo Sato, Founder of Omoide

Angelo Sato is glued to his phone as he orders a health shake from a hipster coffee joint, so far, so millennial. However, he is not a typical twenty-something. At 14 he left a religious cult to make his own living, at 17 he flew from Tokyo to London to ask Gordon Ramsay for a job.

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Meet Santosh Shah, Executive Chef at The LaLiT London

Santosh Shah, Executive Chef at luxury boutique hotel The LaLiT London, is quietly determined to add its fine dining restaurant Baluchi to the area’s Michelin starred restaurants. Moreover, the unassuming 34-year-old, who grew up in a Nepalese village without electricity, will use kindness as his secret weapon.

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Meet Faye Edwards, Group Exercise Manager at Third Space Tower Bridge

Forget ‘how to’ business books, any team manager wanting to motivate their staff could learn a thing or two from Faye Edwards, group exercise manager at Thames side super gym Third Space.

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Meet Edson Diaz-Fuentes, co-owner of Santo Remedio

Santo Remedio translates as ‘holy remedy’, the cure to the cheddar laden burritos and fajitas that many restaurants pass off as Mexican food. Owners Edson and Natalie have thrown out pile-em-high nachos in favour of unique sharing plates such as hibiscus flower enchiladas. Tex Mex this is not.

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Meet Benj Scrimgeour, Founder of Flat Iron Square

From mushroom farm to cultural centre by way of nineties rave club, the seven railway arches on the corner of SE1’s Southwark Bridge Road and Union Street have had many guises. Steering their story since the late Eighties is property developer Benj Scrimgeour.

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Meet Remi Erobogbo, Personal Stylist and Beautician

There is a type of woman who is always perfectly put together: a flattering pop of colour here, a quirky accessory placed just so. It might be that these ‘others’ are naturally stylish, or it could be that they are clients of SE1’s most cerebral personal stylist, Remi Erobogbo.

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Meet John O'Shea from Science Gallery London

“Art and science are not in conflict, they are both philosophies and a way of looking carefully at the world,” says John O’Shea, Head of Programming at Science Gallery London, a space where the two disciplines collide.

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London Bridge Open Kitchen 2018

Taking place over a two days, Open Kitchen celebrates the best food and drink in the area.

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