Thursday, 14 May 2015

Open Streets, Street Party in Great Suffolk St, London SE1 30th May 2015, Terry's Afternoon Tea Launch party at Terry's Cafe

For the first time in London, Open Streets have secured Great Suffolk St for a day on the 30th May, we have taken this opportunity to organise a launch party for Terry's Tea. 

Natty Bo will be djing and hopefully the jazz swing dancers will follow in toe.......

All details and maps:

Dear Friend of Open Streets,

Following consultation with Southwark Council, local businesses and residents, we are happy to announce that London’s first Open Streets is coming to Great Suffolk St in May.

Open Streets is about connecting people and places, and boosting local businesses. Born 40 years ago in Latin America, hundreds of Open Streets events take place every year in cities across Europe, Africa and the USA, where they have inspired permanent urban change.

On Sat May 30th, Great Suffolk St will be closed to motor traffic between 11h00 and 16h00 from Southwark St to Toulmin St so that adults and children can safely play, walk, bike, run, shop, eat, or just sit, listen to music and relax. Southwark St and Southwark Bridge Rd will remain open to traffic and the junction with Great Suffolk St will be marshalled.

There will be a variety of activities on offer in the Fitness, Relaxation, Arts, Kids and Cycling zones, and we’ll share more details shortly. The event itself and all the activities are free.
Local resident? Make sure you put Sat May 30th in your calendar and come down and enjoy the fun. If you would like to offer to help, or suggest a new activity, please contact us through our website at

Run a local business? Good news! There will be several thousand extra visitors on the day, so stock up, staff up and spread out on to the street to maximize your presence. We really want local firms to feel part of and to benefit from Open Streets, so do contact us if you would like to discuss opportunities.
If you are a car owner, please do not park on Great Suffolk St on Sat May 30th. There will be plenty of advance warning signs nearby. Take a look at the route map overleaf.

You can email us or sign up to our newsletter at if you would like us to update you as the event draws nearer - or you can follow us on Twitter @OpenStreetsLDN.
We look forward to welcoming you to London’s first Open Streets! 

Best wishes,

The Open Streets Team

Open Streets is presented by the Open Streets Trust (registered charity No. 1158194) in association with Living Streets, supported by Southwark Council, with thanks to Lush Cosmetics
Email: Web: Twitter: @OpenStreetsLDN

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