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Merge FestivalThe Merge Festival is an annual celebration of art, performance and music held at various venues in the Bankside area. For just over a month, Illuminate Productions curate a series of performances, events and happenings which draw on the rich heritage and contemporary culture of the area. At last year's festival Alex Chinneck hit the headlines with his upside down building and in 2014 he's back, this time creating a life size house out of 8,000 wax bricks. Head to 40 Southwark Street, SE1 9HP, to see the life size building melt to the ground during the festival. Look out for artistic happenings in unusual venues and performances on The Riverside Stage by the Millennium Bridge showcasing live music and promoting original song writing. Eyes down for Candy Chang's psychological questions stenciled onto pavements, and you'll need to call on all your senses for Bompas and Parr's installation which addresses this year's festival theme of art and science. Even better, the vast majority of exhibitions and events are free.

 

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5 minutes walk
 
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9 minutes walk
 
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London Bridge Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  21% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  23% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  37% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Jude's In The City
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2016 - 11am-6pm
Merge Festival, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Merge Festival
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Jasmine Johnson: Upright
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th September to 10th December 2016 - Various Times
Merge Festival, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
A new-wall based installation of large-scale cut-outs depicting a watering hole scene in the African savannah. This commission has been developed after a period of research ...More
 
 
 
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Jerwood Open Forest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd November to 11th December 2016 - Various Times
Merge Festival, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
Installations, multimedia, performative sculpture and text by the five artists selected for the R&D stage of Jerwood Open Forest in 2016, Rebecca Beinart, Magz Hall, Keith ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Fin Building
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
110 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Merge Festival
The Blue Fin building on Bankside was designed by Allies and Morrison - the award-winning architectural practice also responsible for the Royal Festival Hall New Building ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Merge Festival
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Merge Festival
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
106 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
Tacos and burritos are the order of the day at this cheap, fresh Mexican. In fact it's so fresh and healthy it's more of a California-Mexican ... More
 
 
 
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Tsuru
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
4 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
Sushi boxes and fresh Japanese food is prepared by on-site chefs using ethically-sourced produce at this Bankside cafe. Yellowfin tuna is line caught and Scottish salmon ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Southwark College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
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Southwark College
London > Education > English Language Courses
Waterloo Centre, The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
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South Bank Alexander Centre
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
27A Blackfriars Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Merge Festival
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Merge Festival
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Merge Festival
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Fin Building
London > Business > Venue Hire
110 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
The Blue Fin Building, home to IPC Media, is located behind Tate Modern at 110 Southwark Street. This award-winning building, designed by Allies and Morrison, gets ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Merge Festival

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Merge Festival

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | Until 1st January 2017 

Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Merge Festival

This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the ...More

 
Rodin And Dance: The Essence Of Movement
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

A series of experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements which offer a rare glimpse into Rodin's unique working practices ...More

Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
Fortnum's Christmas Arcade
Fortnum's Christmas Arcade
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Back for a second year, the Fortnum & Mason Christmas Arcade transforms the West Wing of Somerset House into a ...More

 
Traces Of War
Exhibitions | Until 18th December 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

The King's College London's final exhibition explores the relationships between war and the every day....More

Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 15th January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Merge Festival

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
 
 
 
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