Top picks for a culture fix in Borough

Top picks for a culture fix in Borough

With so much culture in the capital, it can be difficult to find the time to make the most of it all. For those working or living in the Borough area, there is a wide range of exciting options for cultural days out, fun work events and cathartic shopping trips. We’ve previously showed you our favourite Borough bars on this journal, but here are our top cultural picks around Borough. After all, you don’t need a drink to have a good time – pop out at lunch or stop by after work to get your fix of cultural activity!

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Contemporary art

For modern art in London, it doesn’t get much bigger than Tate Modern. With numerous exhibition spaces on offer – including the main galleries, turbine hall and the tanks, as well as a 360 degree viewing platform – there’s so much to see at this Southbank favourite. After your visit to the greats of the modern art world, stop off at the Terrace bar for some well-earned hydration and a cultural debrief. Find out what’s on at at the Tate Modern website.

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Escape the tourists

If you’ve already had you fill of Tate Modern, then Bermondsey Street is a hub of independent galleries and all-round arty activity. One of our favourites is the White Cube gallery. It’s set in a beautifully streamlined and recently renovated 1970s space and is just a ten-minute walk from Uncommon Borough. You can discover the latest exhibition here.

We also love Space Station, located opposite White Cube. Here they showcase the work of artists and designers. See what’s on here. And if you get hungry along the way, take a pit stop at one of the many restaurants or pubs on Bermondsey Street, or wander across to Maltby Street market for some delicious street food (open at weekends).

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For the fashionistas

Also on Bermondsey Street is the Fashion and Textile Museum, founded by Zandra Rhodes. As well as exhibitions, the FTM also runs talks, workshops and events to get your creative juices flowing and brush up your design skills. It’s worth checking out their Thursday Lates programme too for a mixture of special events running late into the evening – perfect for a post-work fix of cultural stimulation.

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Drama queens and kings

To be whisked away to a fairy tale world for the evening, Shakespeare’s Globe never fails to deliver. Now a Bankside institution, the Shakespeare performance season at this iconic building runs between mid-April and mid-October. You can also step back in time by visiting the theatre exhibition or taking a tour – these are available all year round. If you work in London and you have yet to enjoy some Shakespeare, it’s time for that to change! Have a look at which plays are currently on show here.

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Bringing your ideas to life

Whilst you’re in the area, why not bring your own creative projects to life? Uncommon Borough is equipped with a creative lab to get your ideas flowing, a rooftop with stunning views and a coffee lounge to keep you fuelled throughout the day. We’ve got everything you need covered. Just turn up for a day pass or weekend pass, or take a look at our coworking and private offices. Click here to book a tour.

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Uncommon takes pride in helping businesses thrive. Our workspaces are designed with your wellbeing in mind. Every single detail helps create an environment in which you can feel good about where and how you work. Visit our locations in Borough, Highbury & Islington, Fulham, and Liverpool Street to experience our unique vision of working life across London.

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