LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE
The world's largest annual architecture festival with over 400 events takes place across the capital from 1st to 30th June.
From exhibitions to family events, walking tours, debates and stunning architectural installations; the London Festival of Architecture 2018 has something for everyone. There are four festival hubs this year; Battersea, City of London, Royal Docks and the biggest at London Bridge.
Explore the full programme at www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org and see some of the highlights taking place in London Bridge below.
ÉMIGRÉ ARCHITECT, DRMM FILM SCREENING
drMM is presenting a short film on the influence of the Émigré Architect in the capital. The film touches on this year's festival theme - 'identity' and features ten interviews with drMM architects hailing from ten different nations. Émigré Architect is being screened once between 12:00 - 2:00pm every Friday as part of the Summer by the River series at The Scoop. Click here for more information.
LONDON BRIDGE STATION TOURS
Join Stuart Grahn, Associate Principal at Grimshaw, and Liam Farrell, Communications Manager at Network Rail, for walking tours of the newly reopened London Bridge Station. The 45 minute tour will give you insight into the station's redevelopment. Tours are available to book on the 8th, 14th, 22nd and 28th of June here.
ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF BOROUGH MARKET
Join DLA Design for a guided architectural tour of The Shard's neighbour Borough Market, exploring the architecture and infrastructure of London's oldest food market. With architecture ranging from Victorian, to Art Deco, to the modern day; Borough Market is an iconic space in the heart of London. The tour will run three times on Thursday 21st June, to book click here.
LONDON BRIDGE REVEALED
Throughout June, there will be five London Bridge Revealed guided walks; leisure, riverside, green spaces, railway heritage and medicine. Each of the tours will focus on some of the key characteristics that make up London Bridge's past, present and future. Join Team London Bridge in walking together, to observe the surroundings, share stories, recall memories and think creatively about the future of the area.
The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns at the end of June, celebrating the area's thriving food and drink scene. This year's annual feast will take place over two days in front of the brand new London Bridge station. Returning on the 29th and 30th of June, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including The Shard's aqua shard and Hutong.