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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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Borough Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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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  42% 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 £84  37% 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  28% 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, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
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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Into The Woods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July to 17th September 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to London this summer to be staged ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
The Taming of the Shrew
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th May to 6th August 2016
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 6 minutes from Arcadia
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by ...More
 
 
 
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Mona Hatoum
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th May to 21st August 2016
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Arcadia
Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975 after war broke out in Lebanon ...More
 
 
 
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Arches 32 & 33 Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... 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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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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Bar Douro
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Arcadia
Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square , Bar Douro is a lovely rustic restaurant from ... 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 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, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Arcadia
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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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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The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Arcadia

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Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Arcadia

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Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
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Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Arcadia

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Mona Hatoum
Mona Hatoum
Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Arcadia

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Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Arcadia

British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, ...More

 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Arcadia

The first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ...More

 
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Arcadia

Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving ...More

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Arcadia

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