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The London Festival of Architecture is already underway, but two standout events are taking place in SE1.   

The festival, which runs from the 1st – 30th June 2018, is scheduled to take place at venues across the capital, and we've picked out two events taking place in the local area which are not to be missed: London Bridge Open Kitchen, and Scents of Shad Thames.  

Free to enter, London Bridge Open Kitchen is a celebration of the local area's vibrant and varied food and drink scene. It will be held on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June just outside the newly-revamped London Bridge station on Tooley Street.  

Bermondsey Street Bees, which won Small Artisan Producer of the Year in 2016, will be setting up a stall, and visitors can enjoy Northern Chinese fare, courtesy of Hutong, who have a restaurant halfway up The Shard, while street food vendor BOB's Lobster will be there to keep any seafood cravings at bay. Visitors can also sample culinary delights from the likes of Hawksmoor, Honest Burgers, and Santo Remedio, among others.  

Another local event we recommend is Scents of Shad Thames. Running from the 2th – 23rd June at the Anise Gallery, Scents of Shad Thames celebrates the Shad Thames area and its history.  

Presented by AAA Projects, the event is described as 'a multi-sensory exhibition' which combines virtual reality technology, photography and drawing to allow people to take a tour through historic Shad Thames. Once known for its spice warehouses, visitors will be able to explore the streetscapes of Shad Thames while taking in the scents of spices as they go.  

The London Festival of Architecture is billed as the largest annual festival of its kind in the world and is a major event in the summer calendar.   

There's always a lot going on in London, but if you're an SE1 local, give these events a go.  

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