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BARBICAN ARCHITECTURE TOUR

One of our favourite London buildings is Barbican. Part post modern concrete jungle, part conceptual architecture, part “what, people actually live here?” council estate. It’s a unique beast.

It being summer and all, you should really partake in one of Barbican’s Architecture Tours – a guided, informative walking tour around it’s highways and fountains.

You’re promised an education in it’s design, construction and influence, as well as Barbican secrets and unusual facts.

Until September 29th at Barbican

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HOPPY HOUR

When you have to make tough calls, like choosing between a beer or a cocktail, we try to help you out.
In fact, we’ve addressed that particular problem full on with our Hoppy Hour menu – a different sort of happy hour for pint-lovers.

Five refreshing beery cocktails made with fine produce from local Bermondsey breweries, plus other temptations from the tap, bottle and fizz departments.

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JANE LONG

Costica Acsinte was a documentary photographer during World War 1, and when he returned to Slobozia in his home country of Romania, he took photos of the local residents.

Fast forward nearly a century, to Australia, where artist Jane Long has discovered Acsinte’s archive of glass plate photographs, and has reimagined and digitalised them in colour.

The results are playful and often surreal scenes that extend around classic looking subjects.

See Jane Long’s images.

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Take Away

CALL & COLLECT

Squished tin foil sandwiches are a sad sight, but we don’t want to deprive you of lunch in the park.

So we’ve introduced Call & Collect. Ring ahead and place your order, then collect on your way to your alfresco location.

Take a look at the menu

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Parties & private dining

The Little Room

Just because you can’t make it out to that lovely country house, doesn’t mean country house can’t come to you.  Private dining for up to 18, sharing menus for every occasion and all those mod-con meeting facilities neatly hidden away.

Browse all our spaces or our events department will be happy to help.

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LEE MILLER

Lee Miller explored the impact of WW2 on women’s lives through photography.

Starting as a fashion model, she became one of the most important female war photographers of the century as a correspondent for Vogue – snapping events including the London Blitz and the liberation of Paris.

This is a rare chance to see items never before on display from her collection including art and personal items as well as photographs.

Imperial War Museum, 15th October – 24th April

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DRIVERS IN THE 1980S

Chris Dorley-Brown had the foresight to take quite ordinary photographs in the 1980’s of people driving around London – perhaps knowing that a few decades later they’d be brilliant relics of urban nostalgia.

In fact, his original intention was to document the privatisation of Rolls Royce, but his preoccupation with people meant he captured so much more than just the automotive changes of the time.

Available as a book via Hoxton Mini Press

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FELIX ROOS

Let us introduce you to Felix Roos. He’s a 25 year old cross-discipline artist from Sweden. By day he works as a designer and illustrator at a fashion agency in San Francisco. By night, he works on developing his own artistic style.

He doesn’t spend late nights hunched over a desk in a studio, or gazing contemplatively out of a window. He creates his rich and playful watercolour portraits “Out of pure enjoyment over good beer and Netflix”.  Yes Felix!

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Mon – Fri

Lunch:  12pm – 3pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10.30pm

Saturday

Brunch: 9am – 4pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10.30pm

Sunday

Brunch:  9am – 4pm
Dinner:  6pm – 10pm

All day menu available throughout the afternoon.

Secret recipes

SIAM VINAIGRETTE

10ml honey
20ml soya sauce
25ml peanut oil
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1 thumb-sized piece ginger
Tabasco to taste
salt & pepper

Finely chop the ginger and the garlic, mix with the ingredients except the oil.  Whisk until smooth and then whisk in the oil to emulsify the vinaigrette.

Season and add a few drops of Tabasco to taste.

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