The Albany

 
 
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The AlbanyOriginally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early 1970s that the theatre in its current guise really got going when a fringe theatre group set up home here under the direction of Paul Curno. The community work and performing arts programme set up then still runs in much the same way at The Albany today. Following a fire and the destruction of the old Albany Empire in the 1970s Prince Charles laid the foundation stone in Douglas Way for a purpose built centre. The new Albany was officially opened by its new patron, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982 and, thanks to improvements in 2001 by the Art of Regeneration, a project run by the education department of the Royal National Theatre, continues to thrive today.

 

The Albany events

 
Who Are Our Audiences And How Can We Engage With Them Better': DiscussionWho Are Our Audiences And How Can We Engage With Them Better': DiscussionAn open forum to discuss the role of the theatre and it's audience.31st January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Who Are Our Audiences And How Can We Engage With Them Better': Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 31st January 2015 - 1pm-4.30pm
An open forum to discuss the role of the theatre and it's audience.
Yeh Shen - The Chinese CinderellaYeh Shen - The Chinese CinderellaYellow Earth presents the magical story of a young orphaned girl who enlists the help of a fish, a dragon and a horse to help her attend the New Year Festival against the wishes of her evil step-mother.31st January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Yeh Shen - The Chinese Cinderella
event > Theatre > Puppet shows
DATES  Saturday 31st January 2015 - 2pm-3.30pm
Yellow Earth presents the magical story of a young orphaned girl who enlists the help of a fish, a dragon and a horse to help her attend the New Year Festival against the wishes of her evil step-mother.
Disco Kids: Fairytale KingdomDisco Kids: Fairytale KingdomA modern adaptation fusing all of your favourite princess characters.1st February 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Disco Kids: Fairytale Kingdom
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  Sunday 1st February 2015 - 2pm-5pm
A modern adaptation fusing all of your favourite princess characters.
The Life And Loves Of A NobodyThe Life And Loves Of A NobodyThird Angel presents a modern comedy-drama about one young woman's hopes, fears, dreams and aspirations to become a high-wire star.3rd February 2015Saturday 7th February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
The Life And Loves Of A Nobody
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  3rd to 7th Feb 2015
Third Angel presents a modern comedy-drama about one young woman's hopes, fears, dreams and aspirations to become a high-wire star.
Pretty UglyPretty UglyLouise Orwin's solo show which looks at the recent surge of young girls posting YouTube videos asking other users to rate their appearance.4th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Pretty Ugly
event > Theatre > Solo
DATES  Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th February 2015 - 8pm-9pm
Louise Orwin's solo show which looks at the recent surge of young girls posting YouTube videos asking other users to rate their appearance.
Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining ExperiencePop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining ExperienceIf you think you know about Caribbean food, prepare for your taste buds to be pushed and your palette thrilled.6th February 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Pop-Up Restaurants: The Bajan Dining Experience
event > Leisure
DATES  6th February to 6th March 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
If you think you know about Caribbean food, prepare for your taste buds to be pushed and your palette thrilled.
Puss In BootsPuss In BootsA children's production starring CBeebies-star Patrick Lynch.8th February 2015Sunday 8th February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Puss In Boots
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  Sunday 8th February 2015 at 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm
A children's production starring CBeebies-star Patrick Lynch.
Cabaret PlayroomCabaret Playroom9th February 2015Monday 11th May 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Cabaret Playroom
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  9th Feb, 9th Mar, 13th Apr and 11th May 2015 - 8pm-11pm
Phenomena: A Beginners Guide To Love & PhysicsPhenomena: A Beginners Guide To Love & Physics12th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
Phenomena: A Beginners Guide To Love & Physics
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  12th, 13th and 14th February 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
SmashfestUKSmashfestUKInteractive entertainment.14th February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
Category: event
On Soon
SmashfestUK
event > Kids Events
PRICING  various
DATES  14th to 22nd February 2015
Interactive entertainment.
 

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Opening and closing times for The Albany

Today (Thursday) The Albany closes at 21.00

Monday:

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21.00
 
 

Tuesday:

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21.00
 
 

Wednesday:

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Friday:

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21.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

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What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near The Albany

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Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel London
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £66  35% off
South Quay, E14 | 31 minutes from The Albany
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ...More
 
 
 
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel London
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £61  34% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 36 minutes from The Albany
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ...More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich London
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £57  32% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 37 minutes from The Albany
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ...More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Albany

Nearest to The Albany
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ...More
 
 
 
Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban
London > Entertainment > Theatres
30 Creekside, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
The Bonnie Bird Theatre is the Laban centre's chic modern performance space. Designed by Tate Modern architects, Herzog & de Meuron, the Laban building is a ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Playhouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 10 minutes from The Albany
The Greenwich Playhouse is one of the most modern theatres in the London area. It's certainly not the biggest - it has seating capacity for 84 ...More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Albany

Near The Albany
Utrophia London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Utrophia
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
136a Tanners Hill, SE8 | 8 minutes from The Albany
The Utrophia project space gives artists, musicians and filmmakers the chance to get together and gives them the space to present their works to the public. Anyone ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ...More
 
 
 
Up the Creek London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 14 minutes from The Albany
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK’s best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ...More
 
 
 
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Events near The Albany

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Passage Of Time London
Now On
Passage Of Time
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th January to 22nd February 2015 - 12noon-6pm
APT Gallery, Harold Works, 6 Creekside, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
Sakima London
Today Only
Sakima
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 29th January 2015 - 7pm
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 | 9 minutes from The Albany
This singer-songwriter who hails from London performs electronica. With support from Dronningen, Rain Maze....More
 
 
 
Sunday Jazz Matinee London
On Soon
Sunday Jazz Matinee
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd Feb 2015 - 2pm-5pm
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14 | 9 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Albany

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albany
Paynes and Borthwick Wharf London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Paynes and Borthwick Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
15 Borthwick Street, SE8 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Two wharves, Paynes, built in 1860, and Borthwick, built in 1934, both mostly demolished in 2004, have been incorporated into a £120 million riverside development. The ...More
 
 
 
Fan Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 16 minutes from The Albany
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ...More
 
 
 
Cutty Sark London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Albany

The best shops and markets near The Albany
The Cheeseboard London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ...More
 
 
 
The Creaky Shed London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ...More
 
 
 
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 26 minutes from The Albany
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Albany

What are the best dining options near The Albany London?
The Deptford Project Cafe London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deptford Project Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
121-123 Deptford High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
For once, you won't care that this train carriage isn't going anywhere. Pitched on Deptford High Street, the disused 1960s South East Train carriage has been ...More
 
 
 
The Big Red Pizza & Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Red Pizza & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Italian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
The café, Feast Your Eyes at Laban, at this landmark dance venue serves healthy bites in an award winning building for which architects Jacques Herzog and ...More
 
 
 
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Education near The Albany

Near The Albany
Four Corners London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.6 miles from The Albany
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ...More
 
 
 
Chocolate Films Ltd London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 3.8 miles from The Albany
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ...More
 
 
 
The Making Space London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 miles from The Albany
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ...More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Albany

The Albany gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Peckham Rye Common London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 2 miles from The Albany
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 24 minutes from The Albany
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ...More
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from The Albany
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Albany

The best pubs near London The Albany.
The Royal Albert London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ...More
 
 
 
The Amersham Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Amersham Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Albany

The Albany clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Davy's Wine Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from The Albany
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ...More
 
 
 
The Old Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ...More
 
 
 
Studio 338 London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 36 minutes from The Albany
Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Albany

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albany.
Museum of London Docklands London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.1 miles from The Albany
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ...More
 
 
 
Laban London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ...More
 
 
 
The Biscuit Factory London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 37 minutes from The Albany
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ...More
 
 
 
 
 

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Passage Of Time
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

APT Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Albany

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Accelerate: Workshop (Ages 12-18)
Sporting Events | Until 26th March 2015 

Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban 6 minutes walk from The Albany

A fun and dynamic class for young male dancers exploring contemporary styles....More

Velocity: Workshop (Ages 12-18)
Sporting Events | Until 26th March 2015 

Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban 6 minutes walk from The Albany

This hip hop-themed creative class allows young male dancers to develop skills in choreography....More

Sakima
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

New Cross Inn 9 minutes walk from The Albany

This singer-songwriter who hails from London performs electronica. With support from Dronningen, Rain Maze....More

Dark Tales
Tours | Until 26th February 2015 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Hear tales about spirits, burials, murders and mysterious happenings around the grounds and empty buildings of the ORNC....More

Travellers Tails Seminar Series: Exploration
Business Events | Until 29th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum 20 minutes walk from The Albany

This seminar will question what the alternative histories of exploration are to that of a series of heroes....More

Camilla Steinum - Dubious Desire For Cleanliness
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2015 

Rod Barton Gallery 1.63 miles from The Albany

A solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Camilla Steinum...More

Get On With It
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

The George Tavern 2.75 miles from The Albany

A showcase featuring London's best new bands and artists....More

Yoga Nights... And Relax
Sporting Events | Until 29th January 2015 

Wilton's Music Hall 2.83 miles from The Albany

Yoga class....More

Michael Cassidy + Bec Sandridge
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

Genesis Cinema 3.18 miles from The Albany

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London 2015: New Openings
London 2015: New Openings

The Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie, a new art gallery from Damien Hirst and Biblioteka, a new £15 ...More

 
April in London 2015
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in ...More

 
American Buffalo
American Buffalo
Theatre | 16th April 2015 - 27th June 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre

Homeland star Damian Lewis stars in Daniel Evans' production, of David Mamet's drama, American Buffalo, in which three small-time crooks ...More

 
Love in the Archives: Talk
Exhibitions | On 14th February 2015 

The Queen's House

Want a unique way to mark Valentine's Day? Discover the romantic letters of the Caird Library archives, a unique collection ...More

Dotty The Dragon: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Dotty The Dragon: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Theatre | 17th February 2015 - 21st February 2015 

Lyric Hammersmith

A baby fire-breathing dragon called Dotty pays a surprise visit to children playing in the orchard in this enchanting fairytale ...More

 
3 Billy Pigs (Ages 3-8)
Theatre | 18th February 2015 - 22nd February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre

Beautifully crafted puppets tell the story of the Three Billy Pigs, a new show from Noisy Oyster for children of ...More

Pied Piper
Pied Piper
Kids Events | On 14th February 2015 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

A half term theatre treat for children aged between 3 and 7, Norwich Puppet Theatre presents a humorous and irresistible ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opened 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
Tapas Revolution Shoreditch
Tapas Revolution Shoreditch
Opened February 2015 

Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy continues the expansion of his Spanish food empire which began with Tapas Revolution in Westfield Shepherd's ...More

 
 
 
 
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