Merge Festival  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 19TH OCTOBER 2014

ADDRESS
 
 
TWITTER
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Sep 18-30, Oct 1-19, times vary
 
PRICES
Many events free
 
SITE
 

Nearby

 

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.

 

Merge Festival images

Merge Festival   

   
Merge Festival

Merge Festival  


LondonTown.com - Merge Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Merge Festival on LondonTown.com

 
London Events 2017

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2017 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2017 London events.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Merge Festival

Near Merge Festival
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  31% 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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £68  41% 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 £98  28% 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
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Merge Festival

Near Merge Festival
On Soon
Caravantomime
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th to 16th and 20th to 22nd Dec 2017 - Various Times
Merge Festival, Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
On Soon
The Secret Theatre
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 16th November to 16th December 2017
Merge Festival, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 4 minutes from Merge Festival
Tara Fitzgerald plays Elizabeth I as Matthew Dunster directs Anders Lustgarten's historical thriller in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. Lustgarten's new play The Secret ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Fcuk'd
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th to 30th December 2017 - Various Times
Merge Festival, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Merge Festival
...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Merge Festival

Near Merge Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Merge Festival

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Merge Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Merge Festival

The best shops and markets near Merge Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Merge Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Merge Festival

What are the best dining options near Merge Festival London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Merge Festival

Near Merge Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 15 minutes from Merge Festival
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Merge Festival
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 18 minutes from Merge Festival
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Merge Festival

Merge Festival gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Merge Festival
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from Merge Festival
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Merge Festival

The best pubs near London Merge Festival.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Merge Festival
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Merge Festival
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Merge Festival

Merge Festival clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Merge Festival

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Merge Festival.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Merge Festival
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Southwark Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Merge Festival

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
 

Hotels Near

Merge Festival

 
 
Near Merge Festival All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Merge Festival

 
 
 
Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman
Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Multimedia, installations and sculpture spanning the career of the influential American artist, whose work focuses on perception, spatial relationships, human ...More

Marisa Merz & El Anatsui
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

Gerhard Richter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

The group of six paintings, named after the avant-garde composer John Cage, are the outcome of several layers of painting ...More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

A replica from 1964 of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century....More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Compare and contrast the work of the two American artists who each explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction....More

Ilya And Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Tracing the early paintings, drawings, albums and installations primarily exploring themes of a failed utopia by Ilya Kabakov to the ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union through the eyes of artists, designers and ...More

 
Modigliani
Modigliani
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of ...More

 
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Merge Festival

Russian-born conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations, are the subject of a ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
Clementine's Christmas Special At Crazy Coqs
Comedy | From 19th December 

Crazy Coqs

Comedy, Musical....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

National Portrait Gallery

Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Dance | From 29th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sixteen years after his first production, Kaash, talented choreographer and dancer Akram Khanis set for ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Theatre | From 5th February 

Peacock Theatre

With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous ...More

 
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Foodie Events | On 8th February 

Hawker House

Foodism presents the first-ever National Pizza Day this ...More

 
Sadler's Wells Family Weekend
Sadler's Wells Family Weekend
Dance | From 30th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Spilling out into the foyer, the Family Weekend ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 2nd April 

Dominion Theatre

It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 ...More

 
Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
All's Well That Ends Well
Theatre | From 11th January 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That Ends Well to the Globe's candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. ...More

Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Omer Tiroche Gallery
Attractions 

Mayfair art gallery with a focus on modern, post-war and contemporary art with exhibition spaces in London and Jaffa....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Bankside Mix

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for Bankside Mix hotels, including Holiday Inn Express London Southwark from 83% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960