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If London Bridge is the new Shoreditch (as some people claim) then The Arches was always going to have to branch out from its days as XXL gay nightclub.
 

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ArcadiaIf London Bridge is the new Shoreditch (as some people claim) then Arcadia (formerly The Arches) was always going to have to branch out from its days as XXL. While bear-friendly XXL still runs its nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Fusion runs on Sundays, Arcadia is now more gay-friendly rather than gay full-stop. Nights such as Let's Go Crazy (Monday) and Thursday's House have broadened the appeal of Arcadia, making it a more mainstream destination. Located just a few minutes walk from London Bridge tube, Arcadia consists of four huge railway arches divided into three rooms of music, two spacious (and cheap) bars and a large undercover garden area for smokers and those wishing to cool off. A state-of-the-art NEXO GEO soundsystem means the music is of utmost quality, while the backstage crew use the space with expert precision to bring out the best in visual and laser lighting shows. Such an expert set-up offers more to the discernable dance floor dweller than the nearby Shunt Vaults, whose arches are often left bare, dark and dank. With many central London clubs now closed down, Arcadia looks set to pick up the baton and usher in a new era for the capital's ravers.

 

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4 minutes walk
 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
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London Bridge Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
1 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Mercure London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  30% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  23% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
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
 
 
 
London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  24% off
8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
The London Bridge Hotel is an independent 4 star boutique hotel located right in the heart of London, making it an ideal accommodation choice for those ... More
 
 
 
 
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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Measure For Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th to 29th May 2016 - Various Times
Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
Heady Conduct stages Shakespeare's dramatic tragi-comedy set in a Vienna ravaged by immorality and twisted desire....More
 
 
 
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New Materialisms: Reconfiguring The Object
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 27th May 2016 - 6.30pm-8pm
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Arcadia
A conversation focusing on new materials and matter....More
 
 
 
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Nordic Art And Its Discontents
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th to 31st May 2016
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Arcadia
This series of discussions looks at the Nordic welfare state model....More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
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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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
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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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
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 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
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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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Boot and Flogger
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
10-20 Redcross Way, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
Venture into the past at Boot and Flogger, opened in 1964 and decked out with old-style furniture and fashionably-worn wood panelling. Dine on smoked fish and ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
The menu at this Chocolate Factory has no golden eggs or endlessly chewable bubble gum on it and, on the night we went anyway, there were ... More
 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club, London Bridge
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
Arguably the most popular place in London to get breakfast, The Breakfast Club opened its sixth location in London Bridge in mid-2014. Just like the other ... More
 
 
 
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The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 3 minutes from Arcadia
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Arcadia
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
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Red Cross Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
76 Redcross Way, SE1 | 2 minutes from Arcadia
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National Register of Personal Trainers
London > Leisure > Fitness
16 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
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On Your Bike
London > Leisure > Activities
The Vaults Montague Close, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Arcadia
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Arcadia
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Kings College London - Guy's Campus
London > Business > Venue Hire
St Thomas St, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
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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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Arcadia
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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Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Arcadia

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Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Arcadia

Charlotte and Theo retreat to a small island in April 1967 in search of peace but they are seduced by ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Arcadia

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
Concerts | Until 28th May 2016 

Bridewell Theatre 15 minutes walk from Arcadia

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....More

Goosebumps Alive
Theatre | Until 4th September 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Arcadia

Tom Salamon directs an immersive live theatre adaptation of nine of RL Stine's spine-tingling stories full of ghouls, ghosts and ...More

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Theatre | Until 5th June 2016 

Waterloo East Theatre 17 minutes walk from Arcadia

Rosemary Ashe stars in a comic musical fable exploring the relationships between tenants at the exclusive Armadillo Acres Trailer Park ...More

Blue/Orange
Blue/Orange
Theatre | Until 18th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Arcadia

Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange is revived in 2016, staged at ...More

 
Cuttin' It
Cuttin' It
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Arcadia

Delving into the disturbing world of female genital mutilation, Cuttin' It by Charlene James reveals the price ...More

 
 
 
 
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