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Miami Beach is the latest instalment from Backyard Cinema, the UK's only theme-changing cinema responsible for The Last Chapel, The Winter Night Garden and The Lost World. Not just your average cinema, Backyard Cinema will bring the Miami heat to Borough with a tropical beach and exotic cocktails to accompany screenings of classic films and blockbusters. Ticket holders will exchange city footwear for flip-flops at the door and tropical outfits are encouraged.

Miami Beach has begun Backyard Cinema's permanent home at Mercato Metropolitano in Borough. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk

Rewind back to a retro version of Miami and enter the immersive world of Backyard Cinema – the only guaranteed summer experience this season.

Backyard will show a selection of films celebrating sun, sand and all things tropical. Whether it’s a night out with mates, that special date or an evening with the kids, come and soak up the ‘sun’ at the Flamingo Beach Bar before settling into the famous giant beanbags to feel the sand between your toes.

Dominic Davies, the company founder says, "We've filled the cinema with 32 tons of sand and are ready to show some of the best summer films the cinematic world has to offer. Make sure you paint your toenails, ticket holders will have the chance to swap civilian shoes for their very own Backyard Cinema flip flops making this a cinema experience you truly remember. All this combined with no chance of rain!? This is going to be the best summer yet!."

Celebrate the ultimate summer line up in style. The Miami beach setting promises to be a place for all to enjoy. Whether you’re a film buff, date night couple or a kid there’s something for everyone. With new and old classics such as Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing and Scarface to La La Land, Lego Batman and Moana

Based in South London's Mercato Metropolitano in Borough, Backyard Cinema's sand-filled, Miami experience hosts giant beanbag seating and an in house bar serving a selection of themed cocktails alongside craft beers, cider, prosecco & Mocktails so the kids don't have to miss out.

Backyard Cinema is the first permanent themed cinema in London with an exciting selection of seasons planned throughout the year, treating customers to a completely different experience every time they go. Since moving into the new permanent home they have produced a jungle adventure, Lost World, The Last Chapel and an enchanted Christmas forest, The Winter Night Garden. Miami Beach arrives on 30th May. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk

London Bridge Christmas MarketLondon has a bevy of Christmas Markets each year ranging from small and niche to large and this London bridge offering is somewhere in the middle. It's the ideal walk through to include in a festive day out being near to Borough Market and the river.

You'll find the market on The Queen’s Walk in Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge City Pier with over 40 independent traders in beautiful Christmas themed wooden cabins.

Offering handcrafted and bespoke gifts, ‘Christmas By The River’ will host a range of elegantly designed stalls as well as a selection of delicious festive food. ‘Christmas By The River’ is the perfect spot for winter-warming drinks with a fully stocked bar serving cocktails, mulled wine and craft beers as the centre-piece of this enchanting Christmas market.

Dressed with festive lights and Christmas trees, Christmas By The River will be the ideal place for not only gift buying, but experiencing the best of what London has to offer during the festive season with iconic views of The City, Tower Bridge and The Tower Of London.London Bridge Christmas Market - things to do

London Bridge City Presents… Christmas By The River’ will launch on Thursday 30 November and will be open from MondaySunday, 11am – 7pm until Tuesday 3rd January. Nearest tube is London Bridge. The market will be at The Scoop More London, along The Queen’s Walk, through Hay’s Galleria and finishing at the London Bridge City Pier.

London Bridge City 

London Bridge City is a bustling riverside destination incorporating More London, Hay’s Galleria, Cottons Centre and No.1 London Bridge. A changing programme of arts, entertainment and events, world class food and drink against a backdrop of great architecture.

London Bridge City presents Christmas By The River is curated by Tudor Markets.


Hidden away just behind Bank Bankside is a gem of a Sunday hang out for those that like to indulge a little before the weekend is well and truly out.

OXBO, part of the Hilton Bankside is a cocoon of a restaurant, perfect for the upcoming winter months and with a roast offering to help you hibernate through them.20161030_132136

A buffet style starter that includes everything from ceviche through to sushi, ham, mighty lumps of beetroot and goats cheese salad, dips and flatbreads.20161030_131811

You can return as many times as you like to this first course offering whilst your Prosecco glass is never allowed to empty. We would suggest saving some room for the main event however - the roast.20161030_144026

We had the beef, which was perfectly pink with a Yorkshire as big as your head (ok my head, and as heads go mine isn't the largest but these Yorkshires are).

Once you are comfortably blurred from both food and unlimited Prosecco you can go up to the dessert counter full of mini little puds, penny sweets (including flying saucers) and cheese! Heaven.

All this for £40 a head - its a great option for large groups of friends that want to make an afternoon/evening of it. And after, if you feel you can manage you can have a roll around the Tate of St Paul's to work a little of your mammoth meal off!20161030_131746

Available every Sunday from 12pm- 3:30pm, it costs £28pp for the 3 courses, or £40pp including unlimited prosecco. Nestled in the heart of London’s Bankside, OXBO Bankside serves innovative British cuisine with a global twist using supplies from specialist producers and local traders at Borough Market.  Full menu


Following a sold out run in 2014, Scottish pop-up Dram & Smoke is returning to its former home in a leather tannery warehouse in London Bridge for four weeks this winter.

As usual with D&S, robust fare that’s all about celebrating the best of Scottish produce will be served from an open kitchen alongside whisky cocktails, great beer and banging tunes in a suitably unique venue in the shadows of The Shard. A private house party vibe is the order of the day from the moment guests enter the vast candlelit space through a clandestine doorway just off Bermondsey Street and are welcomed with a warming hot toddy. 

This time around, as well as a brand new five course menu, a slew of other fresh twists are in the mix as part of the £40 ticket. Ping pong, foosball and a host of other games will be available for those with fidgety feet and a competitive spirit. At the bar, guests will find a whisky cocktail menu courtesy of The Naked Grouse that ranges from punchy classics for the seasoned drinker through to lighter options for the uninitiated. A short but well-formed wine list is accompanied by craft beer from Scottish brewers Harviestoun Brewery who will be launching exclusive brews at the event, and serving limited edition beers soon to become extinct. The list includes new brew Raspy Engine (Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil infused with Scottish raspberries and crafted with a twist) and the very limited edition Ola Dubh 30  (Old Engine Oil aged in 30 year old Highland Park whiskey casks; this is an exceptional rare run with the last bottle due to be served at Dram & Smoke).

When it comes to the scran, things kick off in a typically tongue-in-cheek Highland style - Duck Donuts served with Irn Bru Chilli Jam. A turn of elegance brings proceedings to Potted Smoked Mushrooms, Dunsyre Blue Cheese & Homemade Pickles as well as shooters of intense Lobster Broth. Epic carve-at-the-table Roast Rack of Pork gets the Scottish treatment with a hit of Stornoway Black Pudding and is joined by chargrilled plums and buckets of crisp crackling (but veggies needn’t fear - an alternative menu will be on hand by request). Finally, sharing trays of Whisky Bread & Butter Pudding with jugs of Malted Milk Custard bring things to a comforting close.

With food served up at large round 10-12 person tables (plus a banquet table for 20) D&S is all about getting stuck in and hanging out with your neighbours. However, for those searching for their very own slice of highland hospitality, Dram & Smoke is also available for private-hire throughout the festive season - that’ll be Christmas soirées minus the floppy hats, stale ambiance and boring food then. Either way, this is the highland hideaway for great scran, free-flowing bevvy and a healthy dose of general flumgummerie this winter.

2-3 Black Swan Yard

London Bridge

London, SE1 3XW

Nearest Transport: London Bridge



£40 per ticket includes:

Welcome cocktail upon arrival

5 course tasting menu (vegetarian options available)



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Running for 4 weeks (Tues – Sat) this winter from Fri 27th November including a Sunday session for launch weekend.

Launch Weekend:           Fri 27 Nov – Sun 29 Nov                

Week 2:                               Tues 01 Dec – Sat 05 Dec              

Week 3:                               Tues 08 Dec – Sat 12 Dec

Week 4:                               Tues 15 Dec – Sat 19 Dec


Tuesday Evenings:                                           19.30 – 00.00

Wednesday Evenings:                                   19.30 – 00.00

Thursday Evenings:                                         19.30 – 00.00

Friday Evenings:                                               19.30 – 00.00

Saturday Evenings:                                          19.30 – 00.00

Sunday Sesh (Launch weekend only)      16.00 – 20.30

Outdoor cinema (1)From 2nd September, come down to London Riviera, enjoy exotic summer cocktails, delicious Eastern Mediterranean street food, grab your seat and some popcorn and get ready for a classic film with sundown views of Tower Bridge and the Thames. Whether it’s a cult movie with your mates or a movie you can enjoy with your children, London Riviera has something for everyone. 

With movies ranging from Ghostbusters, Big and The Sound Of Music to The Imitation Game, Selma and Paddington, the 1,000-seat amphitheatre fills up fast, so make sure you arrive but arrive early to grab your seat! Sit back, relax and experience film like never before…under the stars in the fresh air of a warm summer’s night in one of the world’s most iconic locations.

2 September The Imitation Game (2014) cert12a

3 September Paddington (2014) cert PG

8 September Ghostbusters (1984) cert PG

9 September To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) cert PG

10 September Frozen (2013) cert PG

11 September The Theory of Everything (2014) cert 12a

16 September Moulin Rouge (2001) cert 12

17 September Selma (2015) cert 12a

18 September Big (1988) cert 12

22 September Still Alice (2015) cert 12a

23 September Zoolander (2001) cert 12

24 September The Sound of Music (1965) cert U

Movies start at 7.30pm but arrive early as the 1,000-seat amphitheatre fills up fast! Sit back, relax and experience film like never before…under the stars in the fresh air of a warm summer’s night in one of the world’s most iconic locations.


London Riviera at More London, Riverside will be located next to City Hall

8am - 10pm daily, until 31th October

Nearest tube: London Bridge