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7 Canvey Street, Bankside, The Blue Fin Building, London SE1 9AN
 
 
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LeonThis 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 with art and culture you can feed the body with good-for-you food. Inside might look like a fast food joint - and the food is served in shoots, like McDonald's - but there the comparison ends. Rather than greasy burgers you get grilled chicken wraps, slathered in aioli; spicey, succulent kebabs spiked with chilli; Moroccan meatballs, scented faintly with cumin and served in a thick tomato ragu. Believe me readers, it tastes good. Of course, there's so much more than meat, including plenty of veggie options too, like the extra-healthy (and rather tasty) salads made with Super Foods (broccoli, rocket, sprouts etc). All the food at Leon's is seasonal, well-sourced and, where possible, local. It's not totally organic, but it's all free-range, which means you get well-flavoured food that tastes like it should. This is the kind of restaurant that London needs. Healthy, tasty food served quickly. Whether its a full meal you're after, or just a juice (ginger and carrot comes highly recommended) this place will put a smile on your face. Very highly recommended.

 

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
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 £93  25% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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 £66  39% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Table
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
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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Caravan Bankside
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Leon
New Zealand trio, Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, the team behind the independent Caravan coffee shops in Exmouth Market and ... More
 
 
 
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Tsuru
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
4 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Sushi boxes and fresh Japanese food is prepared by on-site chefs using ethically-sourced produce at this Bankside cafe. Yellowfin tuna is line caught and Scottish salmon ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Leon
Located just behind the Tate Modern is Viva Verdi, a little piece of Italy in London. This prosciutto and wine bar offers fresh Parma specialities and ... More
 
 
 
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Numnum
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
81 Scoresby Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
After a successful pop up in Brick Lane, modern Chinese restaurant numnum has set up shop in Southwark, just a two-minute ... More
 
 
 
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Andy Warhol
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th March to 6th September 2020
Leon, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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
Leon, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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
Leon, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
A group show of artworks by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers....More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
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 | 4 minutes from Leon
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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
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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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 1 minute from Leon
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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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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 Leon
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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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Leon
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 | 4 minutes from Leon
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 | 6 minutes from Leon
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 | 7 minutes from Leon
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 Leon
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 Leon
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 | 5 minutes from Leon
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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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Leon
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 | 10 minutes from Leon
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 | 3 minutes from Leon
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Leon
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 Leon
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 | Same location as Leon
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 | 3 minutes from Leon
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 Leon
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 Leon
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 | 5 minutes from Leon
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 Leon
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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Magdalena Abakanowicz
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Leon

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 3 minutes walk from Leon

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 Leon

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

 
Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 10 minutes walk from Leon

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

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

The Shard 14 minutes walk from Leon

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 14th August 2020 

The Shard 14 minutes walk from Leon

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

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 15 minutes walk from Leon

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

 
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 16 minutes walk from Leon

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 17 minutes walk from Leon

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 19 minutes walk from Leon

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
 
 
 
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