"Culture is an essential ingredient for our cities. As well as generating tourism and boosting the economy, culture brings us together and helps define the places we love. Having great transport and efficient roads alone isn’t enough – cities also need a soul, so threading culture through all aspects of city life is key. Team London Bridge’s culture strategy brings businesses and cultural organisations together, to make sure London Bridge thrives as a vital part of our capital."
- Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Mayor of London
"At the Unicorn we’re proud to be part of an amazing Southwark hub – a melting pot of the emerging and the established, the old school and the wildly iconoclastic. Through the work on our stages and in front of our audiences, we want to continue to reflect the rich diversity and exuberance of our global capital city. London Bridge hosts a truly world class cultural offer, and we’re thrilled to be part of it."
- Anneliese Davidson – Unicorn Theatre
"When King’s College London opens Science Gallery London in 2018 it joins the likes of HMS Belfast, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, and the Bridge Theatre in an area of rich cultural importance. The new Strategy will ingrain the values and aspirations of this community into future plans and capture the imagination of artists and scientists to showcase the area to the world."
Daniel Glaser – Science Gallery London
"Art, music and words are a powerful combination that help us come together and IMAGINE PEACE at home and all over the world. I’m very pleased to be contributing the placement of art and culture into the heart of London Bridge. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality. Imagine all the people living life in peace"
- Yoko Ono
London Bridge is already thriving with a cultural pulse. As the new station opens in 2018 it is more important than ever that the area retains its integrity as it becomes the capital’s front stage.
- Ian Hanson, Network Rail
"We are excited at the prospect of being part of a strategy which will raise London Bridge’s profile as a cultural hub of London. This is such an exciting time for the area and we look forward to joining together with other nearby landmark assets to help create something really special."
Kimberley Speyer - Broadgate Estates/ London Bridge City
"Tower Bridge is symbolic of London and brings diverse influences together. This Culture Strategy for the London Bridge area will share these virtues and build a stage to showcase the very best of the capital here."
- Chris Earlie, Tower Bridge