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The Big DrawIf cave men could animate then so can you. That's the premise behind The Big Draw which takes Living Lines as its theme for 2017. The drawing festival takes place nationwide throughout the month of October. In London you can draw a dolls' house in a shoebox at the Doodle Bar or create your own light patterns in Kensington Palace. Museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks across London including institutions like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Chelsea Town Hall, Royal Academy of Arts and artsdepot are taking part, so there's a good chance something will be going on at a venue near you.

 

About Tower Bridge

With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular glass walkways, elevated 140ft above the Thames. The East Walkway boasts fantastic views of the Docklands and the elegant Canary Wharf, while from the West Walkway you can compare the mixed architectural styles of City Hall, the Tower Of London, St Paul's Cathedral, the City, Big Ben and the London Eye. More about Tower Bridge

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London Bridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  26% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  21% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £146  42% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Power Of One
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th and 20th to 24th Nov 2017 - 8.30am-5.30pm
The Big Draw, 110 The Queen's Walk, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
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Illustrator For Textile Designers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November 2017 - 10.30am-4pm
The Big Draw, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
Literary & Education, IT Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Pattern Cutting Introduction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 18th November 2017 - 10.45am-4.30pm
The Big Draw, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
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The Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Draw
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Big Draw
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Big Draw
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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The Kiosk at Le Pont de la Tour
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Still Walk, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Draw
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, ... More
 
 
 
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Story
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Draw
Following on from his hugely successful pop-up, Foreword, which opened in November 2011, Story on Tooley Street is the next chapter in Tom Sellers' culinary life. ... More
 
 
 
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The Coal Shed
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Draw
Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Big Draw
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
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 28 minutes from The Big Draw
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from The Big Draw
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Big Draw
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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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Draw
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Big Draw
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Big Draw
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from The Big Draw
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | Until 31st December 2017 

The Bridge Theatre 1 minute walk from The Big Draw

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy set in 1850 London, where ...More

 
The Velveteen Rabbit (Ages 6-9)
Theatre | Until 31st December 2017 

Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Unicorn's acclaimed stage adaptation of the children's book written by Margery Williams....More

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style Pf Her Own
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Big Draw

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Pattern Cutting Introduction
Exhibitions | Until 18th November 2017 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Illustrator For Textile Designers
Exhibitions | Until 18th November 2017 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Literary & Education, IT Workshop....More

Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Coppa Club 7 minutes walk from The Big Draw

The instagram hit of last winter, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. ...More

 
Tower of London Ice Rink
Tower of London Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2018 

Tower Of London 7 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Nestled in the rounded hollow of the dry moat, the Tower of London's ice rink area forms a wonderfully festive ...More

 
Storybox: Tales Of Absence, 'What Ifs' And Salvation
Exhibitions | Until 25th November 2017 

Wilton's Music Hall 13 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Drawings and illustrations showing the theatre and its environs....More

OperaGlass Works: The Rake's Progress
Concerts | Until 25th November 2017 

Wilton's Music Hall 13 minutes walk from The Big Draw

Stravinsky's moral tale about a man who makes a pact with the Devil to exchange his simple country life for ...More

Christmas Market Made with Love
Kids Events | On 18th November 2017 

St George The Martyr, Southwark 13 minutes walk from The Big Draw

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