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Things to do around London Bridge with friends

For enjoying days out, celebrating birthdays or simply relaxing and catching up, you’re spoilt for options at The View from The Shard and around London Bridge

Time Out in association with The View from The Shard
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View from The Shard

Virtual reality experiences at The View from the Shard

If seeing London from 800 feet up wasn’t breathtaking enough already, you can now get an extra adrenaline kick at The View from The Shard, thanks to the UK’s highest virtual reality experience. Hit speeds of up to 100mph on The Slide as you zoom through London’s skyline on an immense helter skelter, and test your never on Vertigo, as The Shard crumbles away from below your feet, leaving you balancing precariously. Thrilling stuff.

The View from The Shard, Joiner St, SE1 9QU

£10 per experience, tickets need to be purchase during a visit.

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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

Be part of the city that never sleeps! The View from The Shard silent disco in association with Time Out London is offering a chance to make your Saturday night go further, funkier and higher. Pop on a set of wireless headphones and dance away to a choice of three live DJs. Whether you choose pop, rock or party classics, you and your mates can shimmy and slide to the sounds you love best – even when you’re all dancing to different tunes!

The View from The Shard, Joiner St, SE1 9QU

£37.50.

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Sky-high yoga class with Yogasphere at The View from The Shard

Get your Saturday off to the best start – elevate body and mind at this weekly session at The View from The Shard. Yogasphere’s Mandy Jhamat and Harley Street wellbeing coach Leo Lourdes host a calming yoga class, open to all and set in this stunning location, with panoramic views across the capital and beyond.

The View from The Shard, Joiner St, SE1 9QU 

£45 including mat, a goody bag with treats from luxury wellness brands, and 30 minutes’ viewing time after the class.

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fashion & textile museum

Fashion and Textile Museum

Founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes, this dynamic space explores contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery through events and dazzling exhibitions that change through the year. A must for anyone with an eye for style.

83 Bermondsey St, SE1 3XF

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maltby market

Maltby Street Market

Fancy a weekend brunch? Swing by this buzzing market lining the Victorian railway arches of Ropewalk. Open both Saturday (9am-4pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm), it’s chock-full of stalls where artisan producers sell their food and drink direct to the public. There are also tables for you to kick back and sample what you’ve bought.

41 Maltby St, SE1 3PA

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tate modern extension

Tate Modern extension

The incredible new extension at the Tate is stunning inside and out. Designed by the same team who transformed the main building from a power station to a world-class art gallery in 2000, the extension’s exterior reflects the original architecture; while inside, interior landscaping enhances the gallery space. The result? You and your friends have room to roam the world of 20th- and 21st-century art without the crowds.

Bankside, SE1 9TG

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union theatre

Union Theatre and Café

This dynamic fringe theatre is an acclaimed showcase for new musical writing and modern interpretations of classics, exploring fresh ideas away from the pressures of the West End blockbuster market (‘Moby Dick! The Musical’ is coming soon…) There’s also a bar and café that bustles with an arty crowd.

Union St, SE1 0LR

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tiler flat folk club

Tiller Flat Folk Club

By day, the full-sized recreation of Francis Drake’s galleon the Golden Hinde is a historical attraction. By night once a month, it’s also a cosy club for a hip crowd who appreciate live new-acoustic music. Sit up on deck under fairy lights, looking across the Thames to an unbroken view of the 21st-century City, then pick your way down the tiny old ship stairways to the little bar and intimate performance space below deck. A unique experience.

Golden Hinde, Clink St, SE1 9DG 

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Spring Saver tickets

Visit The View from The Shard at 10am, 1.30pm or 9pm (Monday to Friday) or 10am (Saturday and Sunday) and you’ll receive a £10 discount as part of the Spring Saver offer. Early booking is advised.

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