Merge Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 19TH OCTOBER 2014

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Sep 18-30, Oct 1-19, times vary
 
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Many events free
 
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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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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 East Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  36% off
    103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
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    Mondrian London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £109  23% off
    20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
    London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
     
     
     
    Grange St Paul's Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  32% off
    10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 9 minutes from Merge Festival
    Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
     
     
     
     
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    The Hairy Ape
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October to 21st November 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 10 minutes from Merge Festival
    Eugene O'Neill's timeless classic, a reflection on the effect of industrialisation on class and identity, The Hairy Ape, is directed by multi award-winning director Richard Jones ...More
     
     
     
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    High Society
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 10 minutes from Merge Festival
    Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy ...More
     
     
     
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    Future Conditional
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st September to 3rd October 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 10 minutes from Merge Festival
    Matthew Warchus' inaugural season, stepping into Kevin Spacey's shoes as artistic director of the Old Vic, opens with Future Conditional, a new play by Tamsin Oglesby, ...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, 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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    Menier Chocolate Factory
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Merge Festival
    Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... 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 Oil Tanks and Tate 2
    London > Attractions >
    Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Merge Festival
    A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... 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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    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
     
     
     
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    Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
    London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
    Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Merge Festival
    As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... 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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    Del Aziz, Bankside
    London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
    5 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Merge Festival
    Del'Aziz is a delicious all-round Mediterranean delicatessen and brasserie with several outlets in London. Whether you're after cakes and pastries, a healthy breakfast, a full-on cooked ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Education > Careers 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
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 18 minutes from Merge Festival
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 24 minutes from Merge Festival
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
     
     
     
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    Agua Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, 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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    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
     
     
     
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    Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
    London > Leisure >
    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 11 minutes from Merge Festival
    High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... 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, 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
    This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... 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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    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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    Vinopolis Wine Wharf
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Merge Festival
    Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... 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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    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
     
     
     
     

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