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Welcome to the August edition of the CBA newsletter
In Cheapside

After a very exciting schedule of events over the last few summer months, we now look forward to what is ahead for the Autumn. Let’s see what’s next!

Upcoming Events
City Giving Day

27th September | 7:00am-20:00pm

Every year this event sees businesses and organisations in the City and beyond Go Red and make some noise about the power of charity, giving and philanthropy. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday 27th September 2022. This will provide you with a chance to engage with your employees, recruit volunteers, to have fun, raise money and showcase your charity partners/charitable giving.

You can organise your own events or you could sign up to take part in one of the City Giving Day events organised by or on behalf of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal: If you would like to find out more about City Giving Day, the Lord Mayor is hosting the City Giving Day 2022 Countdown Breakfast at Mansion House on Wednesday 7th September (7:45-9:30 am).

Attendees at the breakfast will hear from some of the organisations taking part this year and will leave with a checklist and top tips to help you make the most of your City Giving Day.

Please email to register for the breakfast.

Open House Festival

8th-21st September| Free|Across the City

Visit the Square Mile between 8th – 21st September for an exciting new programme of free events & activities. Enjoy a rooftop concert, join a walking tour or a wellness workshop. Make the most of late-night venue openings, and a street-food market and music in Guildhall Yard.

In addition, you can access some of the City’s most remarkable buildings.

If you have children, don’t miss Open City Families on Saturday 17 September, a free family day of fun architecture-themed

Destination City Launch Event 

15th October | Free | Across the City  

A spectacular free event will transform the City of London’s streets with a huge programme of theatre, games, and performance on Saturday 15 October.

Featuring over 100 performers, the family-friendly highlights include a mass treasure hunt, 16 doors into a ‘maze’ of adventures, three carnival-inspired fairs, and creative street theatre. It is the first major event planned by the City of London Corporation under its new flagship Destination City programme. Launched in May, the initiative will transform the Square Mile’s leisure offer, creating a leading destination for UK and international visitors, workers, and residents to enjoy.

The three fairs will open up for discovery at famous City locations including Guildhall and the Museum of London, with festival entertainment for everyone.  A line-up of landmark Square Mile public spaces and iconic sites will feature in the programme, alongside secret hideaways, and subterranean adventures in the historic heart of the capital.

Full release here.

More information will be shared in September.
City Health, Environment, and Wellbeing
Winter Flu Jab Service

Free | Across the City

As we look forward to the exciting events going into Autumn and Winter don’t forget to also look after yourself and protect your loved ones.

Boots is offering the Winter Flu Jab Service.  The best way to help protect is to have a flu jab every year. Over time, protection from the flu jab gradually decreases and flu strains mutate. This means a previous flu jab may not protect you from this year’s strains. So, book now to prepare right here in Cheapside and across the City in any of the following Boot’s store with Pharmacy.

The flu service will be available from the following stores.

Find out more:

Additionally, the COVID vaccination service will continue to be available from Boots in Fleet Street.
25 Cannon Street

Free | 25 Cannon Street  

Looking for another gem in the City where you can breathe the outdoors?

Delivered by Pembroke in partnership with Tom Stuart-Smith, the Reflection Garden at 25 Cannon Street is prominently located opposite Festival Gardens at St Paul’s, offering a space for visitors and the urban workforce to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of a tranquil green space, while providing new habitats for local wildlife and encouraging greater biodiversity in this corner of the City.

Sustainability and accessibility have been at the core of 25 Cannon Street’s refurbishment, with measures to reduce carbon emissions and prioritise wellbeing.
Clean City Award Scheme

Clean City Award Scheme   

 Does your business go the extra mile to be more eco-friendly? Get recognised for your efforts and boost your company’s profile. Showcase your business sustainability performance by joining the Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS) and win an award which can support progress towards net zero.   

The CCAS has been providing waste management support since 1994 and now incorporates a wider environmental remit including climate action and plastic reduction working with City businesses to raise environmental awareness and support environmental performance. 

Discover all the benefits of membership including resource packs, invites to regular best practice meetings, monthly newsletters, networking opportunities and affiliation with the City of London and invite to prestigious award ceremony in Mansion House, please visit

Travel Information
TFL Announcement

Transport for London has announced that the City including Cheapside will benefit from Elizabeth line running through to Heathrow and Reading from 5 November. More information here.
From 5th November customers will benefit from:
  • Direct links to Berkshire and Essex through central London
  • Increased operating hours and Sunday services will see the Elizabeth line run seven days a week
  • More frequent train services between Whitechapel and Paddington
  • Bond Street station, at the heart of London’s West End, to open ahead of next phase in November 
Things to do in Cheapside
1 Lombard Street, Cabaret Night

2nd September | £55 pp | 1 Lombard Street

On the evening of the 2nd of September, Friday, 1 Lombard Street will get extra sparkles! Are you ready for a night of music, dance, food and loads of fun?

The Cocoa Butter Club is a spirited soiree showcasing world-class Burlesque, Drag, Circus skills and more!

Wrapped in your favourite old skool sounds, expect RnB classics, Hip-Hop faves and old era Blues and Jazz…all from a live band!

With arrangements by Musical Director Joon Switon and vocals from velvet-toned Sadie Sinner The Songbird, plus guests.

Revered worldwide as where ‘The Melanated is celebrated’, this award-winning show now comes to 1 Lombard Street, with an exclusive evening of entertainment and exquisite cuisine.

Tickets: £20 (only show) | £55pp (Show + 3-course)
Doors: 6 pm
Show: 7.30 pm

Ekte Nordic Kitchen

6th September | £38 pp | 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade

 On Tuesday 6th of September, Ekte Nordic Kitchen will host a Crayfish Party (kräftskiva). Prepare yourselves for an evening you’ll never forget filled with Aquavit shots (brough by Nuet), singsong and a serious platter of Crayfish. A kräftskiva is a traditional Nordic celebration like no other all about getting together and celebrating the summertime crayfish harvest.

Our Crayfish Party Menu features: a platter of fresh crayfish with lemon mayonnaise and aioli, Västerbotten paj (Swedish cheese pie), salad, a basket of mixed Nordic bread and & vanilla ice-cream with strawberries for dessert.

Tickets via EventBrite (fees included): £38pp

For group bookings/tickets without fees, contact
Red Eight Gallery

Free | The Royal Exchange

Red Eight Gallery may be one of the newer residents at The Royal Exchange, but things are going from strength to strength for the contemporary gallery with news that it is expanding into a neighbouring plot this summer.

The larger gallery space will open on Thursday 25 August, with a suitably grand launch party and brand-new exhibition – Banking on Banksy – to celebrate. You can reserve your spot for the event here but be quick – spaces are limited.
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