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New office block planned for Bankside area
New office block planned for Bankside area

New office block planned for Bankside area

A new riverside office block is being planned to replace, what I suspect many passers-by would have assumed is a block of flats, but is actually a 1980s office block.

Mar
22
London’s Alleys: Bear Gardens, SE1
London’s Alleys: Bear Gardens, SE1

London’s Alleys: Bear Gardens, SE1

This is an alley in Bankside that's charmingly cobbled, but has a bloody history.

Feb
14
See the Holly Man and the Devil perform their Twelfth Night revels
See the Holly Man and the Devil perform their Twelfth Night revels

See the Holly Man and the Devil perform their Twelfth Night revels

Next month, Beelzebub himself will rise up from the River Thames, as the Twelfth Night revels make a long-awaited return to Bankside.

Dec
21
2021
Crossbones Graveyard future secured
Crossbones Graveyard future secured

Crossbones Graveyard future secured

The long term future of the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark has been secured after the housing development next to it signed a renewable 30-year lease with the local group, Friends of Crossbones.

Apr
01
2021
London’s Alleys: Marigold Alley, SE1
London’s Alleys: Marigold Alley, SE1

London’s Alleys: Marigold Alley, SE1

This is a short modern alley that's actually much older than it looks, and in the wrong place. Oh, and gargoyles.

Feb
03
2020
More tower blocks planned for Bankside
More tower blocks planned for Bankside

More tower blocks planned for Bankside

A cluster of towers planned for the bankside area is likely to go ahead after one of the developers committed to the plans.

Oct
16
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Bankside’s Metal Box Garden
London’s Pocket Parks: Bankside’s Metal Box Garden

London’s Pocket Parks: Bankside’s Metal Box Garden

What looks like an abandoned rubbish skip now overflowing with plants growing in the rubble is actually a specially planted metal box garden.

May
09
2018
Support the Bankside Twelfth Night festival
Support the Bankside Twelfth Night festival

Support the Bankside Twelfth Night festival

The troupe behind the popular Twelfth Night performance along Bankside every January are fundraising to keep it going.

Nov
30
2016
Unbuilt London: The Martian space centre at Bankside
Unbuilt London: The Martian space centre at Bankside

Unbuilt London: The Martian space centre at Bankside

Had things gone according to plan, instead of an old power station full of art, there would be an outpost of Mars on the south-bank of the Thames.

Apr
09
2016
Go Wassailing at the Bankside on Sunday
Go Wassailing at the Bankside on Sunday

Go Wassailing at the Bankside on Sunday

A seemingly annual tradition now – tomorrow marks the arrival of The Green Man at London’s Bankside and a celebration of the 12th Night festivities. Although Twelfth Night took place a couple of days ago, the celebrations at Bankside are

Jan
07
2012
Wassailing at the Bankside
Wassailing at the Bankside

Wassailing at the Bankside

If slow to arrive is the Holly Man, slow shall spring be too* *a fake made up saying Circling around Bankside in a powered boat, the Holly Man – a chap decorated in the traditional garb of the Green Man’s

Jan
03
2011