Magdalen  

 
 
ADDRESS
152 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 2TU
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 12:00-14:30,18:30-22:00. Saturday: 18:30-22:00
 
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Under £35
 

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MagdalenAn absolutely charming man called Roger Faulks co-owns this much lauded restaurant, universally loved by restaurant critics - even the picky ones. Roger had watched as his son James (the other co-owner) worked his way from The Fat Duck in Bray on to La Trompette and through the hallowed doors of The Anchor & Hope. When James met, then married Emma (a great pastry chef who's worked at The Mandarin Oriental) a winning team was beginning to take shape. When they were joined by David Abbott, previously at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, the Magadelen was born. The menu and ambiance combines everything that's good about traditional English and French Bistro style. The brief to designers was 'no chrome, no fur and no plastic' so the place has a wonderful feeling of warmth, with soft edges, wood, leather and warm colours. The neutral background cleverly lets the food do the talking with a menu that changes for lunch and dinner every day although never dramatically. That means you might be lucky enough to choose the wild seabass or the slow cooked shoulder of lamb. Whatever is on offer, you can be confident that it's been hand picked for its quality fresh from the farm or market (a great deal is sourced from Borough Market). The perfect way to run a restaurant? We think so.

 

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Snowsfields NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  35% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £170  40% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from Magdalen
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
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  26% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 8 minutes from Magdalen
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
 
 
 
 
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Brigade Bar & Bistro
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
139 Tooley Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Carve
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
116-120 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
Lunchtimes may never be the same again - if Daniel Bear, founder of Carve, has anything to do with it. The man who started the Euphorium ... More
 
 
 
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The Draft House - Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
Named Number 1 Pub in London 2010 by Time Out, The Draft House showcases local British cuisine and an acclaimed menu. An eclectic selection of beer, ... More
 
 
 
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The SkyMarket
London > Restaurants >
5th Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Magdalen
After the success of their previous events, Bonnie-On-Sky and the London Picnic Club, Platterform have returned to present the SkyMarket, London's first ever rooftop market. Differing ... More
 
 
 
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Hutong
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
33rd Floor, The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
Like the Hong Kong original (on the 28th Floor of One Peking), Hutong in London occupies a lofty spot, high up on the 33rd floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Dim T
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2B More London, Riverside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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Magdalen, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd September to 15th December 2016 - Various Times
Magdalen, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
A glittering display of over 150 garments and accompanying photographs featuring everything from haute couture to ready-to-wear women's fashion from 1919 to 1929, reflecting the great ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Magdalen, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 4 minutes from Magdalen
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 spectacular ...More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Magdalen
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 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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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London Theatre Company
London > Entertainment > Theatres
One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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The Shard
London > Attractions > Sights
96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
When it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London Bridge Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Magdalen
At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a ... More
 
 
 
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Hawes & Curtis
London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 5 minutes from Magdalen
Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London ... More
 
 
 
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WPF Therapy
London > Education > Professional Training
23 Magdalen Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust
London > Education > Evening Classes
International Wine & Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE13XF | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Magdalen
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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 | 4 minutes from Magdalen
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 Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Magdalen
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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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Magdalen
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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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Magdalen
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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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Magdalen
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Magdalen
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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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
5 More London Place, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Magdalen
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London > Business > Venue Hire
3 More London Riverside, Bankside, London | 2 minutes from Magdalen
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Magdalen
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Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

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Made towards the end of Beuys's life, this major installation addresses themes of finality and death but also ideas of ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Magdalen

Works by a selection of contemporary and abstract artists in response to the theme of Cities. Featuring work by Mark ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Magdalen

Exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period and how the term came to be favoured over others, ...More

George Condo
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Magdalen

Works by the American artist, encompassing both abstraction and figuration through painting and sculpture....More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Magdalen

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

 
 
 
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