The Bunker †

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53a Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 1RU
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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 to stage plays, musicals, dance, music, and a host of other performances. Four concrete pillars mark out the performance space and there's an eclectic mix of audience seating on three sides of the stage. A snug bar tucked into the corner means you can grab a drink an hour before the show. The Bunker also plays host to a variety of post-show events inspired by the main house production, including dance, plays in development, and spoken word pieces.


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Borough Tube Station
5 minutes walk
London Bridge Tube Station
7 minutes walk
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London Bridge Railway Station
7 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
13 minutes walk
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Union Car Parks
1 minutes walk
Snowsfields NCP
5 minutes walk

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £82† 27% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bunker
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 £98† 40% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Bunker
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 £68† 41% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Bunker
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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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Bunker
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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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bunker
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bunker
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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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
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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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bunker
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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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Bunker
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
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House 4 Soul/Mi-Soul Connoisseurs Christmas Party
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Saturday 16th December 2017 - 7pm-6am
The Bunker, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
Future soul, R&B, house and rare groove courtesy of House 4 Soul and Makin Moves....More
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The Secret Theatre
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 16th November to 16th December 2017
The Bunker, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bunker
Tara Fitzgerald plays Elizabeth I as Matthew Dunster directs Anders Lustgarten's historical thriller in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. Lustgarten's new play The Secret ...More
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Christmas Recital By Barker College Choir And String Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Saturday 16th December 2017 - 11am
The Bunker, London Bridge, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Bunker
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
A beautiful old brick factory next to a b lue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home of Hunter Penrose ... More
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bunker
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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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
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 | 2 minutes from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Bunker
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 | Same location as The Bunker
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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Boot and Flogger
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
10-20 Redcross Way, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 15 minutes from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 22 minutes from The Bunker
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... 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 The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Bunker
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bunker
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Bunker
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 The Bunker
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 | 9 minutes from The Bunker
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Barnum
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House 4 Soul/Mi-Soul Connoisseurs Christmas Party
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Great Suffolk Street Warehouse 5 minutes walk from The Bunker

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

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
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A replica from 1964 of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century....More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
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Compare and contrast the work of the two American artists who each explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction....More

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