Contemporary Applied Arts  

 
 
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89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 0HX
 
 
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Contemporary Applied ArtsFounded 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 work of more than 300 creative members, from established names to recent graduates. Showing contemporary ceramics, glass, textiles, wood,
precious and non-precious jewellery, furniture and metal from Britain, the gallery has an annual programme of changing exhibitions as well as one-off special events. Notable exhibitions have included a retrospective of work by contemporary jewellery maker Barbara Christie, an exhibition dedicated to the best contemporary glass works featuring 26 selected artists, and a summer exhibition which included images of London 2012's Olympic Medals designed by Contemporary Applied Arts member David Watkins.

 

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  38% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £82  36% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Ed Ruscha
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May to 1st July 2020 - Various Times
Contemporary Applied Arts, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Works by Nebraska-born painter and printmaker, now resident in Los Angeles, which illustrate his love of dissonance, irony and humour....More
 
 
 
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Dora Maurer
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th August 2019 to 5th July 2020
Contemporary Applied Arts, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey of the Hungarian artist. Part of ...More
 
 
 
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Andy Warhol
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th March to 6th September 2020
Contemporary Applied Arts, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close to 20 years. Displaying over 100 ...More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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 Table
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Contemporary Applied Arts
On the ground floor of the offices of award-winning architects Allies and Morrison The Table makes an excellent staff canteen (a bit like The River Cafe ... More
 
 
 
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Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
106 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
Tacos and burritos are the order of the day at this cheap, fresh Mexican. In fact it's so fresh and healthy it's more of a California-Mexican ... More
 
 
 
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Leon
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
7 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
This branch of Leon is a great find, tucked away behind Tate Modern in IPC media's headquarters, The Blue Fin Building. Once you've fed the soul ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 8 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Marlborough Sports Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
27 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Marlborough Sports Garden is an outdoor sports venue located very close to London Bridge in central London. Facilities include an all-weather ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 

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Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Manor
Manor
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 12 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 13 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 14 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 30th May 2020 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Theatre | Until 20th June 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 15 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - present their new play, Jack ...More

 
Costume at the National Theatre
Costume at the National Theatre
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 15 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 

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