The annual London Bridge Open Kitchen festival returned this June, celebrating the area's flourishing food and drink scene. For the first time, the event stretched over 2 days, with a fantastic array of local chefs and mixologists out in force to serve up their creations street-food style in front of the new London Bridge Station.
LBOK visitors were treated to dishes from the likes of Tom Simmons, Londrino, Aqua Shard and Santo Remedio, with Prosecco House (new to the One Tower Bridge development) keeping crowds hydrated alongside local brewers Hiver, Small Beer Brew Co. and Fourpure. The festival proved to be a great opportunity for local businesses to give a new audience a taste of what they're about, with thousands of foodies descending on the Friday and Saturday.
A huge thank you to all the restaurants, bars, retailers and entertainers who took part in London Bridge Open Kitchen 2018.
See you next year!
Thanks to: Aqua Shard, Londrino, Tom Simmons, The Hide Bar, Flour & Grape, The Coal Shed, Honest Burgers, Hawksmoor Borough, Hutong, The Rose, Santo Remedio, The Savanna, Anspach & Hobday, Small Beer Crew Co, Hiver Beers, Prosecco House, Constancia, YO!, Texas Joe's, BOB's Lobster, Four Pure, Nine Lives, Bermondsey Tonic Water, Ice Cream Union, Two Ruba Bar at Hilton Tower Bridge, Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal's Yard Remedies, Ted Baker, St Mungos, Southwark Giving and Change Please.
We're grateful for this year's support from Thameslink Programme and Network Rail, as the event was also a great celebration of the new London Bridge station that reopened earlier this year.
The London Bridge Open Kitchen festival is Team London Bridge's cultural mission in action, aiming to shift the perception of the area as a place to go to, rather than through. Read more in the London Bridge Culture Strategy.