Borough Yards, the large-scale new shopping and dining district located directly adjacent to the historic Borough Market in London Bridge, opened its first section – Soap Yard – on 13th December, ahead of the development’s grand launch in Spring 2022.
This exciting new retail hub finds its home in what was once an area composed largely of neglected industrial buildings. Borough Yards revives a lost medieval street pattern connecting Borough Market to Clink Street and the River Thames, transforming a series of formerly disused warehouses, arches, and viaducts into a series of new spaces. Designed by SPPARC, the project sensitively intertwines new building additions with the historic architecture of the site, using innovative brickworking to subtly connect the old with the new. An arcade area connecting the two ends of the district will see a series of new restaurants and shops housed in the expansive double-height Victorian arches, with two new office buildings to be operated by TOG (The Office Group) also located within the scheme.
Opening initially with Everyman Borough Yards, Barrafina, Vinoteca, Parrillan, TOG, Butchies, Brother Marcus and more will open in 2022. Everyman Borough Yards is London Bridge’s first ever cinema and is home to two screens, both filled with plush sofas and armchairs, exclusively designed for maximum comfort to ensure a premium experience. Everyman opens with a series of blockbuster new releases, as well as a mix of independent and classic films. Shops, new public spaces and further bars and restaurants will follow in Spring 2022.