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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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

St Mary Le Strand: Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Partnership with Bath Festival Orchestra

In Partnership with the Bath Festival Orchestra, St Mary le Strand is running a series of Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts on the last Wednesday of the Month.   The concerts feature a principal instrumentalist from the Bath Festival Orchestra (BFO) and a student from the Bobby Moore Academy, based in Stratford, where the BFO has helped to […]

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

The Queen is well known for her love of dogs, and corgis have become a recognised symbol of her 70-year reign. Her majesty has owned an estimated 30 corgis and dorgis (and corgi mixes) during this time. They have travelled with her by boat, helicopter, car, plane, and train sat with her for photographs and […]

St Mary Le Strand: Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Partnership with Bath Festival Orchestra

In Partnership with the Bath Festival Orchestra, St Mary le Strand is running a series of Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts on the last Wednesday of the Month.   The concerts feature a principal instrumentalist from the Bath Festival Orchestra (BFO) and a student from the Bobby Moore Academy, based in Stratford, where the BFO has helped to […]

London Climate Action Week

London Climate Action week is harnessing the power of London for global climate action. LCAW is the annual event bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change. Founded in 2019, LCAW is the largest independent climate change event in Europe. LCAW is helping to shape […]

St Mary Le Strand: Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Partnership with Bath Festival Orchestra

In Partnership with the Bath Festival Orchestra, St Mary le Strand is running a series of Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts on the last Wednesday of the Month.   The concerts feature a principal instrumentalist from the Bath Festival Orchestra (BFO) and a student from the Bobby Moore Academy, based in Stratford, where the BFO has helped to […]

Event Series The Queen & Her Corgis Walking Tours

The Queen & Her Corgis Walking Tours

Join Wide Eyed London for free walking tours of the Northbank, Victoria, Victoria Westminster and Whitehall BID footprints and discover everything our unique and exciting Corgi Trail has to offer. During this tour, you will explore the London Heritage Quarter neighbourhood and discover all the landmarks the area has to offer. Each tour will combine […]

The Northbank Future 70 Years

The Northbank has changed over the centuries and continues to evolve – and while its assets are significant, like many districts across the globe, the area is facing a future in flux. The need to deal with the climate emergency and adapt to changing trends, many brought forward by the COVID pandemic, is forcing place […]

Event Series The Queen & Her Corgis Walking Tours

The Queen & Her Corgis Walking Tours

Join Wide Eyed London for free walking tours of the Northbank, Victoria, Victoria Westminster and Whitehall BID footprints and discover everything our unique and exciting Corgi Trail has to offer. During this tour, you will explore the London Heritage Quarter neighbourhood and discover all the landmarks the area has to offer. Each tour will combine […]

Women’s EURO Fan Party – Trafalgar Square

Join us in Trafalgar Square for the Women's EURO Fan Party. The area will include activities from tournament sponsors, small stage activity, 4-a-side football pitch activity and screenings. This event is non-ticketed and open to all who would like to come to the square, enjoy the activities and learn more about the Women’s EURO tournament […]

This Bright Land

Step inside the magical world of This Bright Land, transforming the Somerset House magnificent courtyard into a wonderland open to all, with joyful day-and-night performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more, platforming established creatives and grassroots communities. Created by Somerset House Studios artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, This Bright Land will put togetherness at its heart. From […]

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

Join Totally Thames Festival for a night of cocktails and mudlarking! Over the years, mudlarks have discovered several artefacts from the Thames' working history. Join Jason Sandy in the iconic Two Temple Place and learn about Royal Bargemasters, river taxis, and more through his finds. Monika Buttling Smith will also lead an object handling session. […]

The Cedar and The Sea

The Cedar and The Sea: A multi-sensory tour of Two Temple Place Thursday 8 September & Friday 9 September Join founder of AVM Curiosities’ Tasha Marks and Two Temple Place’s Head of Exhibitions, Rebecca Hone, for a multi-sensory exploration of the building, that will unlock its layered histories and celebrate the craftsmanship at the heart […]

Safety Training and Events

The BID has crime prevention and Counter Terrorism prevention training booked in until the end of the year. Sessions include ACT and SCaN training and On-street Security briefings. Here are the dates for your diary: Counter Terrorism Training: The BID is working with Counter Terrorism protect officers to carry out ACT and SCaN training. ACT […]

Launch of the Northbank BID Proposal 2023-28

On behalf of the Northbank Business Improvement District (BID), I’m delighted to invite you to the launch of our BID Proposal 2023-28 on the 1st November at The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ. This Proposal has been written following consultation with you, our members. It outlines the various services we’ll deliver to support the […]

All-American Thanksgiving at Joe Allen

On Thursday, 24 November, Joe Allen’s will give thanks and celebrate with an impressive three-course Thanksgiving menu. Where better to celebrate than at Joe’s New-York inspired brasserie? The dedicated menu features carrot and cumin chowder, followed by roast Norfolk bronze turkey with all the trimmings. Make sure you save some space for pudding; there’s an […]

Picture Perfect Christmas at The National Gallery

The National Gallery, one of London's best-loved cultural landmarks, announces its 'Picture perfect Christmas' show for the upcoming festive season. From 25 November 2022, The National Gallery and Boo Productions will come together to present a festive theatrical production for the whole family to enjoy. Avercamp's 'A Winter Scene With Skaters Near A Castle' will […]

Winter Courtyard Bar at St Martin in the Fields

Relax by a roaring fire, and enjoy Christmas cocktails, mulled wine & cider, hot chocolate, beers, and seasonal snacks in the cosy winter lodge. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of December. To view their menu of cocktails, wines and snacks, please click here.

New Year’s Eve

The hugely popular London New Year's Eve fireworks are back with a bang this year post-pandemic inviting people to the embankment and surrounding areas to take in the spectacular show. The event has been ticketed since 2014 to ensure the event stays safe and fun for all. There are two ticket releases for the fireworks and […]

Wellbeing Event Series

This January, London HQ will be hosting a wellbeing series in partnership with The Wellbeing People.  Their unique transformational wellbeing programmes enable them to bring together a range of innovative services to empower individuals to achieve optimal wellbeing and live their best lives. Sign up today to avoid disappointment.   Tuesday 17th January  How to achieve […]

London HQ Network

Join us for the launch of The London HQ Network to meet and network with over 30 neighbouring partner venues including The Savoy, Corinthia, Conrad St James, Flight Club, Smith & Wollensky and more. We will be hosting two showcase sessions in the evening from 4 pm – 5.30 pm and 6 pm – 9 […]

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Valentine’s Day – London Love Affair

With February 14th right around the corner, we've put together a list of amazing activities and restaurants within the area for you to take into consideration.

The Score (You and I Both Know)

The Score (You and I Both Know), a new exhibition exploring the impact of war on populations living in the aftermath of conflict, opens 7 February at The Arcade in Bush House. The free exhibition forms part of Conflict and Injury, a research project from the Department of War Studies investigating how war inflicts injuries on individuals, communities and their […]

Lyceum Local

This February half-term The Lyceum is opening its doors to families, community organisations and local residents for their first LYCEUM LOCAL, a day of activities for all the family! From Venue Tours and PLAY IN A DAY activities to drop-in careers talks and build your own theatre workshops (or if you just want to come […]

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.

Featured Featured Event Series On-Street Security Briefings

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone […]

RSA House – Good for you and the planet

Healthy eating is important for all of us, and for our planet. On 22 February, The Coffee House in RSA House welcomes special guest, renowned nutritionist Amanda Ursell. Join us for a talk and Q&A with Amanda about eating healthily, and how our diets can support our planet’s health too. Amanda Ursell is a Registered […]

International Women’s Day – Women in Leadership

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us for an interactive virtual workshop with Susan Wright, on 9 March 12-1 pm. The workshop will include elements from Superstar Communicator™ and top tips to ensure you have presence and impact when communicating as a female leader. Book Now 

ST Clement Danes Church – Chamber Music Festival

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Church of the Royal Air Force. RAF Music presents 10 intimate and varied performances across 5 days, sure to invigorate and inspire. Find out more

Westminster: Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

Learn how to identify issues surrounding sexual harassment and how you can implement a variety of safeguarding measures and vulnerability management strategies for women’s safety and sexual harassment. You will learn: How to identify the issues surrounding sexual harassment, safeguarding and vulnerability management of women you might encounter in the night-time economy. How to define […]

Westminster: Vulnerability and Women’s Safety Training

Designed for anyone working in the night-time economy, you will learn how to support vulnerable customers in your venue and how to create a positive and safe environment. The focus of the training is on the different types of vulnerability you will find at night, including women’s safety, violence, drugs, alcohol, drink spiking, domestic violence, […]

Romanian Orthodox Easter Event at St Mary’s le Strand

Join the Romanian community to light a candle during the midnight service which is to be held at St Mary Le Strand church. With over 1,000 people attending in previous years, the event will include a speaker in the church courtyard, for those who cannot be seated. For more information contact St Mary Le Strand […]

Burnout & Bounce-Back-Ability Webinar with The Wellbeing People

Burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when someone becomes so overwhelmed and drained, that they are unable to keep on top of their workload and their day-to-day responsibilities. Burnout is most commonly related to work but it can affect anyone.   What will […]

May Makeover

JOIN THE MAY MAKEOVER We are looking for volunteers from our local community and businesses to take part in the 60-minute Makeover of Strand on Thursday 4th May, 2023  What is it A 60-minute action-packed clean up event to clean and brighten Strand. Working together to clean a mile of pavements, highlight our historic buildings […]

Walking Tour: King, Coronations & Caroleans

Join us to celebrate HM King Charles coronation with a walking tour hosted by Wide Eyed London. Starting at Charing Cross this gentle walk will lead you from statues to monuments to buildings, each one remembering a different monarch. Learn how coronations were shaped by mishaps, disasters and triumphs and what exactly happens during the […]

King Charles III Coronation

People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May.   The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort takes place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster […]

Featured Featured Event Series London Heritage Quarter Nature Trail

London Heritage Quarter Nature Trail

The London Heritage Quarter trail begins with three sculptures of a Squirrel, Hare and Badger, found in Christchurch, Lower Grosvenor and Whitehall Gardens. The sculptures have been made from sustainable materials to reflect The King's longstanding and deep environmental concern. The trail welcomed three additional sculptures in early June and is in place over the […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

The month of May highlights Mental Health Awareness Week. The Northbank will be hosting a colour & Chat event at Brigit's Bakery, to help and highlight this year's theme of anxiety. We hope to support people through this time. Tuesday 16th May Colour & Chat with Brigit's Bakery @ 12pm - Brigit's Bakery       

Featured Featured Event Series On-Street Security Briefings

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone […]

Summer at Somerset House

Somerset House presents a summer season of new perspectives and joyful shared experience, featuring exhibitions, installations, performances, talks, music and more. From a major showcase of design-led innovation from across the globe with London Design Biennale in June, to spellbinding dance performance from the renowned choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh this August, Somerset House welcomes visitors to […]

London Festival of Architecture Walking Tour

The major new public space at the Strand Aldwych aims to bring the inside out – celebrating the wealth of culture and education in the area, whilst providing a new oasis in central London for people to enjoy. Every building and space around this brand new pedestrianised area has a fascinating story to tell. Take […]

Air Quality and 2023 Clean Air Day – #CleanAirDay

The Northbank BID is continuing to support improving local air quality and for 2023 we are working with partners for Clean Air Day to share information and encourage everyone to do their bit to help tackle. On 15th June, there will be a variety of events at Strand Aldwych including: 12:00 - 15:00      […]

Women’s Menstrual Health Journey, Including Perimenopause And Beyond

The BIDs in the London Heritage Quarter (The Northbank, Victoria, Victoria Westminster and Whitehall BIDs) are partnering with the Westminster Physiotherapy and Pilates Centre to host a virtual Women’s Menstrual Health Journey workshop on Thursday 29 June from 12pm - 1pm. The workshop will aim to help you: • Gain an understanding of your menstrual […]

Temple Bar London Talks – Biodiversity in Urban Areas

Pollinators’ Talk Worshipful Company of Architects The importance of ‘green’ within the urban environment has become ever more important to the creation and refurbishment of physical spaces in our cities. The recently completed space at London’s Aldwych provides a good example of ‘greening’ opportunities: transforming a highway dominated by traffic into a beautiful sustainable place […]

Inside Out – Summer on the Square

Supported by and part of Westminster City Council’s Inside Out Programme Summer on the Square returns to the National Gallery for 2023, working with a variety of artists and creative practitioners who have a shared focus of creating child-led art, design and play activities. With eight workshops running across four weeks of August, Summer on […]

Inside Out – Union Dance

Hosted by Union Dance Trust ltd A celebratory dance even, giving a voice to a collective of young emerging Westminster musicians, collaborating with professional young dancers, creating a moving and captivating performance. This will also be filmed and streamed online. Location: The Courtyard, St Martins In the Field. No booking required.

Challenge London

The London Triathlon is returning but with a few new changes! The event has teamed up with Challenge Family and will now be known as Challenge London, helping to raise funds for numerous charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital. Challenge London will start and finish at the ExCeL Centre on the Sunday 6th August. This […]

Featured Featured Event Series On-Street Security Briefings

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone […]

Counterpoint

Hosted by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance A group of 22 powerful women dance a duet with the iconic fountains of Somerset House in Counterpoint, created by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and inspired by the stunning neoclassical architecture of the courtyard. Find out more   

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Summer at Strand Aldwych

Join us from 23 – 26 August to celebrate Summer at Strand Aldwych, with free engaging 30-minute workshops, to channel your creative side. Attend with colleagues, friends and family and design your own personalised tote bag or wooden coaster. Your crafted masterpiece will be a tangible token of your creative journey. With daily sessions at […]

Northbank BID AGM

Northbank BID's Annual General Meeting is to be held on the 15th September 2020

Winter Immunity Workshop

To mark World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, we are hosting an online Winter Immunity Workshop with The Wellbeing People, to help you discover seasonal habits that boost immunity and mood whilst preventing burnout. The webinar will cover topics such as why winter can cause physiological and mental unrest, nutrition upgrades for winter, latest […]

Winter Sensory Garden

A pop-up garden to stimulate your senses. The Northbank BID is collaborating with St Martin-in-the-Fields to bring a sensory ‘Secret Winter Garden’ to the Strand. Prepare your senses for the upcoming festive period with chai lattes and cosy seats in the garden’s dreamy cabanas. The space will also host sensory-themed workshops for businesses to enjoy […]

Featured Featured Event Series On-Street Security Briefings

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone […]

St Mary Le Strand Carol Service

The St Mary Le Strand Parish Carol Service will take place on Wednesday 6th December at 6pm at St Mary le Strand Church. It will be accompanied by their student choir, St Mary’s Voices and followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

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Celebrating Migration and Biodiversity

It’s World Migratory Bird Day and International Day for Biological Diversity this month. In this blog post, we take a closer look at each. 11 May: World Migratory Bird Day The methods birds use to migrate are almost unbelievable and...

The Future of London Heritage Quarter - Trends up to 2040

London Heritage Quarter have partnered with Arup to assess key trends and developmentsimpacting the area, up to 2040, and to produce recommendations for action. Work and skills in 2040 The number of jobs in Westminster will grow, but not as...

Mayor confirms landmark off-peak Fridays trial to start on 8 March and makes call to Londoners: #LetsDoFridays

Pay as you go with contactless and Oyster fares on Tube and rail across London and the Southeast will be off-peak all day on Fridays from 8 March until 31 May 2024, in an initiative that will be closely watched...