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LaffaLaffa, which takes its name from the Middle Eastern flatbread used as a wrap, gives a modern take on Eastern Mediterranean street food. Created by Ben MacAndrews and Gabriel Langford, Laffa - trading at Rupert Street, Soho, Wednesday to Friday lunchtimes and Broadgate Circle on various weekdays prior to opening here at Flat Iron Square - has been inspired by the food stalls and cooking of the Levant, the area spanning the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean. Their changing menu means vegetables and marinated meats are grilled then piled up into a warm fluffy pita or 'laffa' together with seasonal salads, fragrant herbs and their homemade sauces. Dishes to sample include lamb kofta, sabich, harissa and mint steak bavette, lemon and za'atar chicken, grilled aubergine and halloumi.

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from Laffa
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
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2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Laffa
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† 35% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Laffa
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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Bala Baya
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
229 Union Street, Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, SE1 | 6 minutes from Laffa
The first stand-alone project from chef Eran Tibi, Bala Baya is the epitome of modern Israeli cooking. Inspired by the sites and sounds of ... More
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Pilpel
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
60 Alie Street, E1 | 24 minutes from Laffa
Named after founder Uri Dinay's childhood nickname, Pilpel (meaning chilli pepper) offers falafels from a recipe developed over 60 years working on a falafel kiosk ... More
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Dindin Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
52 Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X | 25 minutes from Laffa
Packaging the flavours of Persia into a bright, vibrant 30-cover cafe, Dindin Kitchen is a welcome addition to the busy Gray's Inn Road in Holborn. Something ... More
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Bar Douro
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely ... More
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Ekachai
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
68 Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
The fourth branch of Ekachai in London, this Flat Iron Square restaurant brings the flavours of South East Asia to SE1 with classic Thai, Malay and ... More
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Savage Salads
London > Restaurants >
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
Savage Salads is the brainchild of Italian chef Davide Del Gatto and former restaurant manager Kristina Gustafsson from Sweden. They're on a mission to bring healthy ... More
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Andy Warhol
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 12th March to 6th September 2020
Laffa, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Laffa
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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Magdalena Abakanowicz
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th June to 13th September 2020
Laffa, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Laffa
Tate Modern's 64-metre-long gallery in the Blavatnik Building will be filled with Magdalena Abakanowicz's giant woven sculptures this summer in what will be a rare opportunity ...More
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Summer At Bankside Gallery
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 27th July to 27th August 2020 - 11am-6pm
Laffa, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Laffa
A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Laffa
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 Laffa
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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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Laffa
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre used ... More
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... More
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Laffa
A beautiful old brick factory next to a blue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home ... More
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Laffa
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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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
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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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Laffa
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 Laffa
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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 5 minutes from Laffa
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 | 14 minutes from Laffa
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 | 20 minutes from Laffa
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 | 1 minute from Laffa
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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Laffa
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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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 9 minutes from Laffa
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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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Laffa
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 Laffa
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 Laffa
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | Same location as Laffa
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Laffa
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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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Laffa
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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Laffa
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 Laffa
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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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 10 minutes from Laffa
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Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Laffa

A year-long exhibition brings together some 35 works by the Hungarian artist, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings created ...More

Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Laffa

A large-scale installation by the New York-based artist, entitled Fons Americanus, transforming the Turbine Hall to reflect her concerns regarding ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Laffa

Tate Modern's 64-metre-long gallery in the Blavatnik Building will be filled with Magdalena Abakanowicz's giant woven sculptures this summer in ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Laffa

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 6 minutes walk from Laffa

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

 
Summer At Bankside Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2020 

Bankside Gallery 8 minutes walk from Laffa

A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More

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

The Shard 10 minutes walk from Laffa

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 6th August 2020 

The Shard 10 minutes walk from Laffa

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

 
Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 12 minutes walk from Laffa

Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical ...More

Illuminated River
Illuminated River
Exhibitions | Until 17th July 2029 

River Thames 16 minutes walk from Laffa

Lighting up London's main waterway, Illuminated River will be one of the longest public art projects in the world when ...More

 
 
 
 
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