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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Union Street Café Southwark 3 courses with a glass of prosecco £25 per person

Union Street Café Southwark

3 courses with a glass of prosecco
£25 per person

Union Street Café

Brought to you by the Gordon Ramsay Group, Union Street Caféserves honest Italian cuisine in a trendy Southwark setting. Alongside your chilled glass of prosecco, sample 3 courses of comforting house favourites, like juicy pork ribs with spinach and mushrooms, or mussels with chilli focaccia.

Watch your dishes prepared theatre-style by Head Chef Davide Degiovanni and his team in theUnion Street Café open kitchen, all observed from the edgy, industrial-chic dining room, and finish with a cocktail downstairs in the urban living room, Union Street Bar. FindUnion Street Café just 4 minutes’ walk from Southwark Tube Station.
Sample Menu

A glass of prosecco on arrival

Mussels alla marinara,
chilli & olive oil focaccia

Italian bell peppers & “bagna cauda”

Main Courses 

Pork ribs ai ferri,
spinach & mushrooms

Risotto, pumpkin,
smoked scamorza & red wine

Mackerel, rainbow chard,
lemon & capers


Vanilla & grappa panna cotta, grapes

Semifreddo al torroncino
& hot chocolate sauce

Terms and Conditions
Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Thu until the 23rd January 2015, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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London Transport - Weekend Travel Information

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Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 25/26 October. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal this weekend, but please check if any of the following affect you.

London Underground

We are undertaking a comprehensive improvement programme across London’s transport network, including the modernisation of the Tube.

For a map showing the planned line closures for this weekend and also bus replacement information, please click here

Circle line
Trains will not run between Gloucester Road and Aldgate, via Victoria. This is to allow for station improvement work at Victoria and also track and drainage replacement work at Embankment.

District line
There is no service between South Kensington and Aldgate East, as well as between Turnham Green and Richmond. This is to enable us to carry out station improvement work at Victoria and track and drainage replacement work at Embankment. In addition, we are carrying out track replacement and line improvement work at Richmond.

London Overground

On Saturday, trains will not run between Richmond and Willesden Junction due to Network Rail track improvement work.
On Sunday, there is no service between the following stations:
 Richmond and Camden Road (in preparation for five car trains)
 Kilburn High Road and Euston (to enable Network Rail track work)
 Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction until 08:15 northbound (to enable Network Rail track work)
 Sydenham and West Croydon (to enable Network Rail track work)

London Tramlink

Trams will not run between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way, from Saturday 25 October until Sunday 2 November. This is while we carry out track improvement work near Beddington Lane.

For the latest status update on London Underground, London Overground and London Tramlink this weekend, please click here

For an overview of planned track closures for the next six months, pleaseclick here

London Buses

Southall - On Sunday, from 07:00 until 18:30, buses will be on diversion in the Southall area due to a procession.

Central London - On Sunday, from 09:00 until 11:00, a march will take place between Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. This will be followed by a rally in Richmond Terrace. Buses may be diverted southbound or stop short of their normal destination.

Central London - On Sunday, from 10:00 until midnight, Denmark Street will be closed due to an event. Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

To check whether your bus is affected this weekend, please click here


Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Tottenham Hale - From Friday 24 October until Sunday 2 November, lane restrictions will be in place on The Hale, Broad Lane and Ferry Lane. This is while Thames Water carries out work.

Marylebone - From 08:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Monday, lane closures will be in place on Marylebone Road (A501) at the junction of Baker Street. This is while Thames Water carries out work.

Southwark - From 23:00 on Saturday until 04:00 on Monday, New Kent Road (A201) between Elephant and Castle Roundabout and Bricklayers Arms Roundabout will be closed. This is to enable footbridge work.

Southall - On Sunday, from 07:00 until 18:30, roads in and around Southall will be closed due to a procession.

North Circular (A406) - From 22:00 on Friday until 08:00 on Sunday, westbound road closures and lane restrictions are taking place between Redbridge Roundabout and Waterworks Roundabout (at times including the M11 junction with the North Circular) to enable road resurfacing work. Most of this work will be on certain weekends although some work may be overnight during the week. For more information on the details of the closures and restrictions and for customer advice, please click here

For the latest status update on road travel this weekend, please click here

Barclays Cycle Hire

The following docking stations are out of service:
 Clifton Street until 17:00 on Friday 31 October (for utility work)
 Guilford Street until 08:00 on Monday (for construction work)
For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here

Rowan Arts

Produced by London Metropolitan University Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in partnership with Islington Exhibits. 
DIY Community? Award: Nye Thompson, Museum of the Shared Now
20-24 October daily 10am-8pm. Meet the artist Wednesday 22 Oct 5-8pm Mezzanine foyer of the Tower Building, Holloway Road
This interactive exhibition uses social media and ‘crowd-sourced’ content. Each piece seeks small ways to reinforce feelings of belonging and connectedness. The Museum aims to reclaim some of our online activity into the physical world, transforming the ephemeral and virtual into something more tangible. Visitors are invited to contribute to the wall of shared tweets @MusofSharedNow #MOSN

At Boiling Point

20-24 October
The Old Boiler House, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Rd, N7 8DP
A festival of theatre in an exciting new venue. London Met and Heritage Arts (VAULT Festival) present a pop up in the atmospheric Boiler House in the heart of Holloway Road. Includes work by Jane Turner (Turning Worlds), Jacek Scarso (Elastic Theatre), Anne Robinson, Dawn State and more. Click here for full programme and to book tickets.

For FREE tickets to At Boiling Point events enter the promo code: rowanarts

The Gatehouses by Architecture Studio 8 at The Cass

20-24 October, 8am-9pm
Courtyard at Tower Building, Holloway Road
Students in Architecture Studio 8 at the Cass have designed and made 5 ‘gatehouses’ based on landscape edge conditions and liminal spaces. The Gatehouses are installed in 5 different locations around the courtyard of London Met on Holloway road. 


Belinda Ackermann: Recreative Assessment Lab

Wed 22 and Thurs 23 October, 11am – 4pm, drop in for 10 min sessions.
Room TG02 Tower Building, Holloway Road
A performance piece that invites you to participate in reflective investigation of the PROMISE of education. Since its beginnings London Met has delivered education under many different names. These names reflect the desires and aspirations of its students. This piece we will explore the re-creative aspect of the name Northern Technical and Recreative Institute. Join Belinda and her assistants for an assessment like no other.

Robbie MacGregor: Illustration and portraits

20-24 October drop-in daily 
Tower Building, Holloway Road
Have your portrait drawn by Robbie MacGregor and draw his while you wait! Robert will also be selling his illustrations throughout the week, prices start at £2.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Science Museum - Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Showing at our IMAX Theatre this November
Tickets now on sale
From 8 November 2014
Tickets £16 (
conc. £9)

See one of this year’s hottest Oscar tips – award-winning director Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated space epic Interstellar (12A) – showing at our IMAX Theatre.

As one of only four venues in the UK to show Interstellar in Nolan’s intended 70mm film format, you will experience 40% more film image that will be hidden on screens of large cinema chains.

Find out more >>

Watch the official movie trailer

October half term at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Victoria and Albert Museum

Monday 27 October - Sunday 2 November

Drop in this October half term for 
Wizz-Bangs and Pipsqueaks - free drop-in activities on a First World War theme. Delve into our Discovery Station, try on costumes, make your own medal at our arts and crafts session and hear Story Spinner tell their version of Fly Cher Ami Fly, the heroic tale of the pigeon that saved the lost battalion, by Robert Burley.

On Friday 31 October you can join celebrated poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses for 
War in Wordsan afternoon of poetry exploring the First World War, from their latest book What Are We Fighting For (suitable for children aged 7+).
Closes 2 November
Don't miss your final opportunity to see this hugely popular exhibition from Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books. Discover the inspiration behind Jacqueline's best-loved books and hear how they have changed the lives of some of her readers. 
Read more 
Until 5 July 2015
We all have birthdays, but how we mark the passing years is very personal. Some don't acknowledge them, some share them with a few friends or family, while others throw enormous parties. This display takes a look at children’s birthday parties from the perspective of both children and parents, and centres around a life-sized installation telling the story of Wilfred, a shy resident of the Museum. Read more
Until 14 December
This series of portraits by Gabriele Galimberti explores the role of toys in the lives of children around the globe. Initially interested in documenting their differences, Galimberti discovered that whether in Zambia, Texas, Ukraine or Japan, and whether they owned a fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the children he photographed were simply interested in playing. Read more

Enter our competition for a chance to win a family ticket to The Art of the Brick at The Old Truman Brewery! Featuring over 85 art sculptures created from more than a million LEGO® bricks by US artist Nathan Sawaya, the exhibition has already attracted millions of visitors worldwide. Read more
17-23 November, Institut Français
The South Ken Kids Festival is back! Featuring over 20 children’s book artists (including Quentin Blake, the Festival's beloved patron) and more than 50 events, the Festival’s 17th edition promises to be a key rendezvous for schools and families in the London area. Read more
23-26 October, Southbank Centre
This festival asks big questions about children's rights. Activities for all the family include banner-making, singing, music, and drama workshops, and the chance to forage your food, while talks and debates cover a wide range of subjects. Read more

Speakers include Romesh Gunesekera, pictured, on the Sri Lankan novel (22 October), A.L. Kennedy on the craft of the short story (11 November) and Lionel Shriver in conversation (9 December). Read more
Saturday 25 October

Create your own shadow puppet in this free family workshop as part of the South East Asian ArtsFest 2014. Read more
Sunday 30 November

Start your Christmas shopping early and find the perfect present, as we invite some of the UK's leading independent children's designers to set up shop at the Museum! Read more
Sunday 7 December
10.30-11.30 and 12.00-13.00

Join much-loved CBeebies presenter and children's author Cerrie Burnell for an interactive reading of her first picture book, Snowflakes, followed by a book signing. Visit the website for booking details. Read more

Drawn by Emily Sutton, illustrator of the best-selling Clara Button books, each page of this delightful colouring book is based on a dolls' house from the V&A Museum of Childhood and is ready for you to personalise.Read more