This has been a week of exciting new openings.
We went along to check out the new Bermondsey Arts Club, a new 30s-style cocktail bar located in the Former Public Conveniences in Tower Bridge Road – yes, that is the actual address. It’s just how we roll in these parts, we already have the Michelin starred Restaurant Story, in a converted lavatory, where the candles on the table are made from beef dripping, which you can dip your bread into as they melt. Filthy! And yet genius. Anyway, I digress: Bermondsey Arts Club: there is no sign of its existence from the street, and you have to speak to the burly men incongruously dressed in black tie on the door before entering through a heavy velvet curtain .. all very Prohibition.
Le Pont de la Tour have also opened their Pont Plage, a temporary beach with deckchairs, bunting, shells, Tanqueray gin and a view of Tower Bridge. Bliss.
Finally, we saw the new production of Miss Saigon. Mildred likes to think of herself as a worldy, urban type, not someone who is overly sentimental … but Reader, I bawled. Like a baby. All. The. Way. Through. A great production: Kleenex definitely recommended.
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