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What to eat, drink, and do in Bermondsey, London

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Cool neighbourhoods? London’s full of them, and you’ll be hard pressed to find one you didn’t like. But beyond Bristol, Shoreditch, and Chelsea, and Mayfair, there’s one that’s fast attracting the hip, artsy crowd too – Bermondsey.
Once a derelict slum before an industrial boom bolstered its status as as a hub for leather tannings and flour milling, the old waterside precinct – which fronts the River Thames near Tower Bridge in South London’s Southwark – continues to bring the relics of that era to the hundreds of thousands who wander through today. The former factories and warehouses that sit among Victorian architecture now house trendy studios and co-working spaces, while the riverside wharves – recognisable by their sturdy wooden beams and blackened bricks – have been transformed into chic loft apartments that boast coveted views of the famous river. 
Walk through and you’ll find more hipster-approved gastro-pubs, curbside cafes, antique markets, and independent boutiques. It is a gentrifying neighbourhood, after all, but unlike the ones that have lost its spark from this “revitalisation”, Bermondsey just seems to keep getting better. So promising is this part of town, that even the Londoners are moving there in droves, galvanising developers like Barratt London – which specialises in urban regeneration projects – to launch Bermondsey Heights, which will combine the city’s thriving buzz with heritage and modern living. 

If you’re ready to expand your horizons in London (and have a special love for craft beers), read on for our guide to Bermondsey, one of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods today.

How to get there
The best way to get to Bermondsey is by rail and its prime location makes this a breeze. There are several stations in the area, including Bermondsey Underground – which is on the Jubilee Line – and South Bermondsey railway station, which provides services to London Bridge station in just one stop. There is also the New Bermondsey Overground, which is being built and will sit on the East London Line to provide further connections around the area.
What to do
White Cube
Bermondsey Street has an abundance of restaurants, shops, galleries, and cafes that warrants a day trip there on its own. One of the coolest art galleries there – and in the whole city, for that matter – is White Cube Bermondsey, an international gallery that also calls Palm Beach, Paris, and even Hong Kong home. Its contemporary art exhibitions are a must-visit whether you’re an aficionado or just simply want to stew in Bermondsey’s artsy vibe.
Fashion and Textile Museum building (Image credit: BuildPix/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)
Be sure to also head over to the Fashion & Textile Museum, the only museum in the UK that’s dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The pink-and-orange creative hub houses a textile studio and printing workshop alongside exhibitions that are dedicated to visionaries like Andy Warhol and Kaffe Fassett.
For outdoor lovers, visit Bermondsey’s Southward Park, which covers a whopping 63-acres and features everything from boating on a lake to sports facilities. You can even enjoy a coffee at the Southwark Park Pavilion Cafe, which overlooks the water, before heading to the wildlife garden.
Borough Market
The trendy neighbourhood is also a short distance from many other exciting destinations in Southwark, including Tower Bridge, the Shard, and Borough Market, the latter being one of the best places in the city to grab a bite at.
Where to eat and drink
Which brings us to the best dining spots and watering holes here. Now one of the capital’s most promising areas for small-scale culinary businesses, you’ll find that the area is a Jack of all trades, and master of all of them. Here, Jensen’s Gin preserves Bermondsey’s legacy as ‘London’s Larder’ by converting a railway arch into a gin distillery, where you’ll be able to savour the spirit with trains still thundering overhead. 
Anspach & Hobday
Microbreweries have also taken advantage of these massive railway arch spaces to create top-notch craft beer here, giving the area the legendary Bermondsey Beer Mile monicker. Stop by the likes of Brew By Numbers, Partizan Brewing, and Anspach & Hobday, and hang out with some of London’s brightest beersmiths over a pint or two. 
The old-school arches might hint at centuries past, but the dining scene here is way ahead of its time. The Garrison serves elevated gastro-pub fare with quality seasonal produce within its charming vintage space, and is popular for its buzzy yet relaxed atmosphere.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

José Tapas Bar knows a thing or two about cooking up a delicious Spanish feast, while Flour & Grape serves up elegant plates of fresh, hand made pasta – the perfect precursor to your cocktail adventures at its hidden gin bar, Two One Four, below. Nine Lives (not a cat themed bar) is quite literally a hidden gem. The subterranean cocktail bar is inspired by a tropical oasis, and serves up delicious cocktails and fantastic Southern Californian grub amidst jungle palms, hanging palms, and bamboo lanterns. 

Chasing that caffeine buzz? Head over to modern coffee purveyors WatchHouse., where you’ll be able to enjoy a quiet espresso, or take some beans to go.
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ICE London 2023 to feature exhibitors from record 68 nations – IAG

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Industry trade show ICE London will feature exhibitors from a record 68 nations, topping the previous best of 65 set three years ago, according to organizer Clarion Gaming.
ICE London returns as a full-sized show for the first time since 2020 from 7 to 9 February, with the total 623 exhibitors representing everything from Argentina to Australia and Macau to Mexico.
“No other exhibition in the gaming space can come anywhere near the internationalism of ICE,” said Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Stuart Hunter.
“To have 68 nations represented by our community of exhibitors means that visitors are immediately part of what is a global experience with unique access to the smartest gaming innovators drawn from every corner of the world. There are very few exhibitions of scale in any industry sector which are able to compare with such international representation and legitimately lay claim to being a ‘global’ or a ‘world’ event.
“Once an event is recognized as being genuinely international, stakeholder groups including brands, regulators, trade associations, media groups and strategic industry-wide bodies focus their activities accordingly.
“Research that we’ve undertaken has shown that for many people ICE and iGB Affiliate London actually start on the Sunday preceding and finish on the following Saturday. In that week we estimate that over 100 gambling industry events will take place outside of the show hours providing a new and compelling perspective on why ICE and iGB Affiliate London are so influential and important to the world industry.”
IAG will have a team of four at ICE London next week. Visit us at Stand ND7-C.

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David Ford and Annie Dressner Live in London

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There’s something special about London on a Saturday night – there’s a certain buzz in the air as you head into the Capital city. For me that buzz was extra special, as I was going to see David Ford and Annie Dressner at The Lexington in Islington. I literally listened to their ’10 Days (Live)’ album for the first time a week ago, but since then it’s been on repeat and heading in I knew that the night was going to be special.
The Lexington is a great place for music, with a bar on the ground floor before heading up the winding stairs to the spacious venue itself. And as the crowd started coming in, the atmosphere in the room was growing by the minute.
Opening the night was Scottish singer songwriter Gary Stewart. He set the night off really well, with an engaging set that got the crowd onside from the start. He opened with his 2021 single ‘Hot To Trot‘ and you already knew the set was going to be a good one – a rousing folk song with great lyrical dexterity. The highlight of the set was ‘Frontlines’, a simply gorgeous song (check out a YouTube video of the song here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCLwYwsesk). Gary ended with a fine cover of Paul Simon’s ‘Song for the Asking’.
It was time for a quick visit to the bar before settling down for the main event. 
The duo appeared on the stage to great applause, David in an orange shirt and Annie in a sparkling black dress. They opened with ‘Easy Falling’, the first song that I’ve ever heard of theirs, and a song that convinced me I needed to listen to the rest of the album. This slow and moving number is a touching love song and shows off the brilliant harmonies of David and Annie – there’s something special about the English (David) and US accents (Annie) mingling in the way that they do. 
Throughout the set, there were so many highlights. ‘Something I’ll Have to Learn‘ is a song with an almost timeless feel that feels like a conversation in song, Annie’s original ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names‘ was simply brilliant and ‘Some Folks Are Lucky I Guess‘ is a song with a great sentiment. ‘Can’t Help What I Want‘ (below) is a great example of those brilliant harmonies that the two share.

‘Trash‘, a cover of the Suede hit, was a particular highlight – a song that was a nice surprise on the live album. As they break into ‘Oh maybe, maybe it’s the clothes you wear‘ it almost feels like this was a song that Suede wrote for David and Annie, their version is that good. Outstanding.
The set had a second cover, a song that Annie introduced as ‘an American classic‘. This classic was ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You‘ from Chas and Dave, a song that typified the cockney sound of London back in the 1980’s. I love the way they re-worked it and there was something special about the way Annie sings the word ‘Darling’ in her US twang that just resonated and put a smile on my face.
There were great moments of humour throughout the night, the chat between the two great. At one point mid-song, Annie passed her guitar to David, exclaiming ‘I knew there were chords in this song, I just didn’t know which ones‘ which had the crowd laughing.
The best of the night was saved till last. ‘Warning Sign’ had quickly become my favourite song from the pair and hearing it live in person lived up to all expectations. There’s such a beauty in live music, and hearing songs like this with other people in a venue can really bring a song home – and almost even change your own personal relationship with a song.
The final song of the night (there was no encore as David explained that they literally had no more songs!) was ‘Put Me In A Corner’. Annie’s vocals take the lead in this track and it was just magical, the emotion of the song emanating from the stage and filling the room. You can listen and see for yourself below.

You never know what to expect when you see an artist or artists perform for the first time. Some exceed expectations and some just don’t hit the heights you expect. In David Ford and Annie Dressner, it was definitely the former. The gig was stripped back – just two people on a stage creating a moment. And what a moment it was.
Annie and David and reviewer Nick Cantwell
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***Note – I need to say a word about the audience for the gig. The audience was impeccable, with barely any talking at all at any point (apart from whispered orders at the bar). Credit goes to Gary, Annie and David, who managed to grab the audience from the start, but also to everyone there. If you were there yourself, give yourself a high five!***
Review written by Nick Cantwell (instagram.com/nickcantwellmanagement)
 
 
 


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