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Hands on History: Cocktails, Mudlarks & London’s Working History

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Northbank Nature Club: Succulent planters

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Make beautiful jelly fish from Tillsandia (Air Plants) and shells and learn how to care for your plant too.

Community Safety: ACT Awareness

Supporting the Government’s ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, ACT Awareness has been produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

Northbank Nature Club: In Bloom Window Displays

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Plant some summer colour and scent for a window display with Moon Flowers, scented Geranium and Moroccan Daisy.

Low Waste Living Workshop

Did you know it's almost impossible to recycle cling film or sandwich bags? Why not try reusable versions to do your bit for the planet? Learn to make your own wrap/bags with beeswax, as a simple and easy alternative.

Exercise is Medicine – Movement & Mental Health

Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, whilst increasing self-esteem and overall wellbeing. Join Chris Pinner, Personal Trainer & Founder of Innerfit, for this Northbank BID event and start on a personal wellbeing revolution.

Northbank Nature Club: Succulent planters

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Using glass fishbowl style vases for the planter and layers of pebbles, sand and soil to create a desert theme, learn how to create a succulent planter and propagate these at home. This is very easy to do once you know how and quite addictive!

Viva Las Vegan Cooking Workshop

Enjoy vegan food or want to learn more about a plant based diet? Join Rejuvenate UK at the Strand Palace Hotel as they deliver a vegan cooking masterclass. Sign up for VIVA! LAS VEGAN and learn about vegan nutrition and how you can start a journey of wellbeing and transformation via healthy food.

Low Waste Living Workshop: Cleaning Products

Are you conscious about what’s in your cleaning products and how it may affect your health and the environment? Why don’t you join the Sunny Jar Team and learn how to make your own natural cleaning products, reduce the use of toxic chemicals and live low waste!

Low Waste Living Workshop: Clothes mending

Did you know that the fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world? Would you like to be able to extend the life of your clothes by learning how to repair them? Learn valuable mending and basic sewing skills that you need to fix your clothes, save money and be kind to the planet.

Low Waste Living Workshop: Beauty Products

Another great workshop to help reduce the amount of waste you create during your everyday life. Organised by the Northbank Business Improvement District, this FREE beauty workshop is a great way to be kind to the planet, your skin, and your wallet.

BFI London Film Festival: Northbank Pop-Up Film Experience

Launching especially for London Film Festival, a new immersive film experience is set to entice visitors to The Northbank area. This free pop-up installation on Villiers Street, just moments away from the Embankment Garden Cinema, will be open throughout the festival showing BFI archive film of The Northbank area, including the riverside, Trafalgar Square and Victoria Embankment Gardens. The pop-up also features the fabulous performer Jonny Woo and a stunning audio of his poem, 'I Know Your Name'.

World Mental Health Day – Good Mood Food

Want to know how what you eat influences how you feel? 60% of your brain is fat and more and more research is showing just how important what we eat is for our mood and mental health. Join us for this lunchtime talk with Innerfit Nutritional Therpaist Kristy Coleman. Learn about what factors influence digestion and what foods to include/remove to support mood.

Heath Hacks for a Busy Schedule

How could you wrap more healthy habits into your lifestyle? 75% of people skip meals and avoid the gym because they are “too busy”. It doesn't have to be this way! Join us for this lunchtime talk with Innerfit founder & Personal Trainer Chris Pinner. Learn 10 health hacks to boost your wellbeing, however busy you schedule may be

Black History Month: Africa in the Courtyard

On Thursday 24th October, 12pm-5pm, Northbank Business Improvement District will deliver a ‘Pop-Up Africa’ event, part of the Black History Month celebrations.

Africa in the Courtyard will be held in The Courtyard at St. Martin in-the-Fields and will offer local residents, businesses and employees the chance to experience (and purchase a bit of) Africa without leaving the capital.

Low Waste Living Workshop: Low Waste Food

Have you tried to reduce the amount of plastic in your life? Want to learn some tips and tricks to reduce the waste in your bin?

For this low waste food special, we will share tips on how to grocery shop the Low Waste way. We will also demonstrate how to prepare quick and simple low waste snacks that reduce plastic waste and that are also good for you. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste and sample the food we prepare together.

Health Hacks for a Busy Schedule – II

Want to know how you can wrap more healthy habits into your lifestyle? As we celebrate National Stress Awareness Week, join us for part two of our lunchtime talk with Innerfit founder & Personal Trainer Chris Pinner.

Skate at Somerset House

One of London’s favourite winter traditions, Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason has something for everybody, with skating lessons, our late-night DJs series Skate Lates, and our first-ever Skate all-nighter on Saturday 07 December.

Low Waste Living Workshop

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it is also unfortunately a time of excess waste: decorations, packaging, gift wrap, food… But it doesn’t have to be!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and use of plastics? We can help you craft a unique and sustainable Christmas. We will show you how to make stunning ornaments by upcycling paper waste and give you easy tips and tricks to get ready for a Christmas that you and your loved ones won’t forget.

An inspiring session to learn more about low waste living, get crafty and set the mood for the upcoming festive season.

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Christmas at the Museum

Santa will be visiting the London Transport Museum throughout December! Visit him in his secret hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy seats, or see if you can track him down in one of the heritage vehicles in the Museum for a super Santa selfie.

You can also take part in family activities including crafts and sing-along sessions.

Northbank Christmas Lights Switch On

Ready to get in the festive spirit? On the 2nd of December our Christmas illuminations on the Strand and Villiers Street light up the Northbank.  

King’s College London: Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health

The mouth is a mirror of mind and mood. Beyond this, it is a gateway to a remarkable microbiome that shapes many of our sensory experiences, affecting self-esteem and influencing our quality of life.

This exhibition in the Arcade at Bush House is the culmination of the Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme – an experimental arts-based approach that has brought new perspectives to the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences’ aim to understand disease, enhance health and restore function.

All About Paper: Notebook Making Workshop

Welcome to our notebook making workshop. Learn about the history of the Northbank and also learn how to make your own notebook.

Inspired by their fascinating collections, Westminster Archives Centre will deliver this workshop to help increase awareness of the history of paper and teach participants how to make their own notebook.

Low Waste Living Workshop: Sustainable Christmas – Part 2

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it is also unfortunately a time of excess waste: decorations, packaging, gift wrap, food… But it doesn’t have to be!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and use of plastics? We can help you craft a unique and sustainable Christmas with an inspiring session to learn more about low waste living, get crafty and set the mood for the upcoming festive season.

Carol Singing at Trafalgar Square

From Monday 9 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 (excluding 14 and 22 December), over 40 carol singing groups will gather beneath the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to delight bystanders.

Northbank Nature Club: Christmas Wreaths

Get in the festive spirit by joining in with Jar and Fern's Christmas wreath making workshop. They will run you through the interesting history of festive wreath making and introduce you to the finest seasonal foliage, freshly sourced from New Covent Garden flower market.

Arab Christmas

Celebrate Arab Christmas on Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

Low Waste Living Workshop: Natural Cleaning

Are you conscious about what’s in your cleaning products and how it may affect your health and the environment? Why don’t you join the Sunny Jar Team and learn how to make your own natural cleaning products, reduce the use of toxic chemicals and live low waste!

Northbank BID’s Mental Health Discussion – Understanding Suicide

Join us for a discussion on mental health and understanding some of the processes that underlie suicidal thoughts.

Suicide is the most frequent cause of drowning in the River Thames, accounting for 90% of all deaths. Suicide related incidents account for approximately one half of the Search and Rescue (SAR) missions on the river.

Hear from those involved directly in the field as they present to you their story and answer questions in a Q&A session.

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Nutrients vs Calories

Join us as we welcome The Wellbeing People who will deliver a workshop which will debunk several myths surrounding nutrition, simplifying what a healthy diet actually means and will provide you with practical tools to tailor nutrition to your body type and overall health and wellbeing goals.

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Hunger Management

Join us as we once again welcome the Wellbeing People for this workshop. This Workshop will help you to understand the four types of hunger and how they can affect your mood, energy and cravings. You’ll learn how to overcome them to live a longer, leaner, healthier, happier life!

Low Waste Living Workshop: Beeswax Wraps

Did you know it's almost impossible to recycle cling film or sandwich bags? Why not try reusable versions to do your bit for the planet? Learn to make your own wrap/bags with beeswax, as a simple and easy alternative.

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Movement Medicine

Find out how to break the modern-day sitting epidemic to move more without a gym membership! Movement is the super-drug your body is craving to detoxify and cultivate natural energy.

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Northbank Wellbring Series: Sleeping your way to success

Join us for another wellbeing workshop, as we welcome back the Wellbeing people. In this workshop learn valuable lessons around understanding the importance of recovery and how that impacts your performance, resilience and even social interactions. Plus learn five practical lifestyle habits everyone can access for superior sleep!

Breaking Boundaries in STEAM: Panel Discussion

The Northbank Business Improvement District in collaboration with Westminster Council invites you to attend a panel discussion that will take you on a journey through the unique trajectories of a range of STEAM professionals.

Northbank Wellbing Series: Building easy exercise routines

Join us and the Wellbeing People for another interactive and engaging wellbeing workshop. In this workshop you will learn the five key elements of fitness – and how to start enjoying exercise! Plus, discover the difference between baseline, a breakthrough and a restorative workout. 

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Resilience and Mental Fitness

Join us and the Wellbeing People to discover the impact that your daily habits are having on your health, wellbeing and productivity! This workshop gives hands-on practical tools to help manage stress, enhance resilience, improve mental fitness to achieve your life goals! 

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South Westminster BIDs Virtual Event Series

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, The South Westminser BIDs are collaborating with local partners to bring you a series of virtual events which can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Please note: You must book a ticket through Eventbrite in order to receive a ticket and a Zoom link. Please refer to Eventbrite […]

World Mental Health Day

We've put together a list of websites, with relevant information to help us all support Mental Health. We've also included an article from the World Health Organisation detailing their event which will be streamed through their social media channels. Find out more below:   The Resilient Mind by Charlotte Wiseman - South Westminster BIDs Virtual […]

Half-term games at Victoria Embankment Gardens

Make the most of the outdoors this half-term with giant family games in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Provided by The Northbank BID, the games will be in place from Monday 26 October – Sunday 1 November for the local community to use for free to enjoy this green space, in line with local Covid-19 restrictions. Pop […]

International Women’s Day

IWD 2021 online panel event – 5 panellists discuss the impacts of the covid crisis on working women It has been a challenging year for everyone, but many have argued that the Covid-19 crisis has had a particular impact on working women. It has been said that the pandemic has dragged women back to the 1950s with […]

Euros 2020

London will be one of 11 hosts of UEFA EURO 2020 this summer, the biggest sporting event to be hosted in the city since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It presents a great opportunity for Londoners across our city to be a part of, and enjoy, an exciting, high profile, global event. Trafalgar Square […]

Men’s Health Week

Men's Mental Health Week 2021 Join the South Westminster BIDs and Rener Wellbeing for this series of events to mark Men’s Health Week 2021. With sessions on Physical Activity for Good Mental Health, Tools & Tips to Help and Maintain Good Mental Health, and a Walking Mindfulness session. We hope there will be something for […]

Clean Air day

  Northbank Air Quality Initiatives - Useful Links Cargo Bike Information  Northbank Cycle Map with parking  Northbank Little Guide to Air Quality  Northbank Air Quality Postcards    

Meet our everyday Kings & Queens

The Northbank Business Improvement District invites you to thank our local heroes who continually support our community but went above and beyond during the pandemic through their acts of kindness. Read their stories and help us to celebrate our everyday kings and queens.   Jill Van Rest – Rooms Division Manager at Strand Palace The […]

Apprenticeships for Hospitality Businesses Event

      The South Westminster BIDs and Westminster City Council will be hosting an apprenticeship information session for hospitality businesses in Westminster, which will focus on apprenticeships available within the hospitality industry, the benefits and versatility of hiring apprentices, and what hiring an apprentice will mean day to day for a business. The session […]

Cancer Research UK London Summer Run

The Cancer Research UK London Summer Run is a 10k challenge through the heart of the city, passing world-famous landmarks, and instantly recognisable areas that have been given a summer spin. The event is inspired by the hugely popular, critically acclaimed London Winter Run, launched in 2015 in partnership with Cancer Research UK, and has seen […]

London Food and Drink: Build Back Better with free circular economy support

Presented by ReLondon Did you know that £2.5 billion worth of food gets thrown away in London every year? Come along to a practical workshop where you'll take a fresh look at the resources flowing through your business and identify opportunities to reduce food waste and introduce alternative packaging solutions. What to expect: Find out […]

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Black History Month Walking Tours

The South Westminster BIDs in partnership with Angela Morgan is hosting two walking tour events throughout Westminster in honour of Black History Month. Tuesday 19 October 2021 @ 12:00 pm We Must Tell Their Story – Westminster Walking Tour Most people who visit London see the familiar sights of Westminster and hear about the famous […]

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Tools to Manage Stress and Anxiety

About Rener Wellbeing: Rener Wellbeing’s mission is to help organisations to support their employees to sustainably improve their wellbeing. They take a holistic four pronged approach to wellbeing, focusing on: mental health, physical activity, sleep and nutrition. They work with organisations of all sizes across four continents from startups, schools, NGOs, and FTSE 100s.   […]

Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor's Show is a joyful and diverse civic parade of over 6000 people, with dozens of marching bands, military detachments, carriages, dance troupes, giant contraptions and ceremonial displays. Every year is different and surprising, combining London’s ancient pomp, rowdy patchwork heritage and modern dynamism to create a spectacle unlike anything else in the world.

Meet Father Christmas at The National Gallery

A Christmas adventure awaits! Come and visit Father Christmas in his London home at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square and help his elves with preparations for the busiest Christmas yet. book tickets here

Christmas at Strand Palace Hotel

This year Strand Palace will be hosting father Christmas himself to host his very own grotto in the heart of London. Guests can walk through an immersive journey, before arriving to meet Noel. Each child will have the opportunity to have a photo before being presented with a Christmas gift.   Book here > 

Coffee Break Talks by Police Digital Security Centre

The Latest Threats- FREE short talks by The Police Digital Security Centre and Metropolitan Police About this event Do you do business online? Whether you have a website; advertise on social media; email shareholders/supply chain/ customers; bank online; use a digital calendar to organise clients and staff; or even provide free Wi-Fi to customers, you […]

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Guided Walking Mindfulness

This mindfulness session aims to help you reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, come back to the present moment, and to also benefit from the physical activity of walking. It is hosted on zoom, so you can listen on your phone with your camera off. You can walk around your house or flat, but ideally, […]

Christmas Gift Drop

The Northbank BID invites you to take part in our annual Charity Gift Drop by buying a gift for someone less fortunate this Christmas. This year you can support The Bridge at The Connection @ St Martins and Social Bite by buying a gift and dropping it off at one of our gift drop boxes. 

South Westminster BIDs Winter Trail

Take in the most of the festive season this year by following our Christmas trail. From 8-12 December, there will be chalets across the area selling Christmas staples such as mulled wine, candy canes, hot chocolate and craft gifts. You can also sign up for a selection of workshops being hosted by local businesses including […]

Night Time Safety – WAVE Training

South Westminster BIDs are committed to creating a safe and secure environment at night and we are working with the Police, external partners and our business members in the nighttime economy to better understand, respond to and prevent sexual harassment and assault. Since reopening after lockdown, there has been an increase in sexual assault and […]

The January Health Reset

Join us in the new year for a series of online events, focused on health, fitness and wellbeing. Make an effort to re-charge and start 2022 with a bang. Highlights include an at-home succulent terrarium workshop, fitness classes with Frame, 1Rebel, WPPC, workshops with the Wellbeing People, plus talks with Charlotte Wiseman and ex-England cricketer […]

London Winter Run

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10k challenge through the heart of the city

ME London Presents “I am a Woman: Sovereign by Nature” – A Celebration of Female Strength for International Women’s Day

ME London and ME by Melia are delighted to present visual artist and photographer Marta Lamovsek and her extraordinary collection: ‘I am a Woman: Sovereign by Nature’, as part of ME by Melia’s WOMAN IS ART series. Marta invites guests to her universe of vibrant photographic portraits of women during a monthly residency at ME […]

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The month of May highlights Mental Health Awareness Week. London HQ will be hosting a week of events from the 9th to 13th May that all aim to highlight this year's theme of loneliness. From a workshop with Lush, cuddle sessions with dogs, lunch and learn sessions and a workshop with Age UK. We hope […]

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Alongside the rest of the country, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we send our condolences to her family. For 70 years, Her Majesty has been a symbol of inspiration and dignity and...

The Northbank Patrol Team help with fire at Trafalgar Square

The Northbank Security Team patrols 7 days a week from 6.30am – 11.30pm to keep the area safe and response to emergencies and low level antisocial behavior. The team responds to calls on the BID radio system, often being the...

Meet John, lead Ambassador for The Northbank

Ambassadors are the face of the BID on the streets to our visitors and businesses.  Here in Northbank we are committed to building great relationships with our businesses and we are ever mindful that we are a crucial link between...