The Telephone Exchange opens in London Bridge

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London Bridge’s newest bar and restaurant The Telephone Exchange opened its doors for the first time in February with a colourful new look, name and menu, and is the perfect spot for lovers of all things vintage and vibrant to meet, eat and drink in the heart of London.  

The Telephone Exchange is a short walk from London Bridge Station and is situated right at the foot of The Shard. Formerly known as Jamie’s Bar London Bridge, the site was acquired by Fuller’s in mid-2018 and recently underwent extensive refurbishment. 

Inside you’ll discover the definition of vibrancy – old telephones adorn the art deco walls, teamed with quirky furnishings and vintage leather seats. 

The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge near The Shard

Where old meets new

Nicci Dodd, Manager of The Telephone Exchange, said the refurbishment took four weeks and resulted in a colourful new look, a fitting new name, extensive drink offering and an exciting new food menu. 

“I would describe the décor as contemporary – inspired by art deco and a little bit quirky. Inside has completely changed to what it was before, which was a little bland. Now, it has so much personality.”

The Telephone Exchange building was erected in 1915 and was used as a wartime telephone exchange from 1940 – inspiring its new name and retro-themed décor, Nicci explained. 

“There are old photos displayed on the walls from when it was used as a telephone exchange during the war, which has really given the bar an identity from its history.” 

bar area at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
Dining area of The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
retro interior of The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge

Comfort food in London Bridge

Open seven days, The Telephone Exchange is serving breakfast from 8am Monday to Friday and lunch from 12pm on weekends. 

Nicci said the new food menu is already a hit – with towering burgers, hearty traditional Sunday roasts and indulgent pasta dishes.

“We have a brand-new food menu designed by our new Head Chef Mariusz Balabas. Our core menu has pub classics with different specials each day. There’s also a range of lighter options, artisan nibbles and a host of delicious vegetarian dishes, too.”

Chef cooking pasts at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
Burgers at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge

Premium drinks at the bar

The drinks menu is vast and premium, with a large selection of craft beer, which Nicci said was carefully curated to diversify their drinks range. 

“We have 15 different beers and ciders on tap, as well as four cask ales. We spent a lot of time getting the right wines and creating an extensive cocktail menu and spirit range, so there’s definitely something for everybody."

Cocktails at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
Craft beer at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
tap beer The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge
Gin and Tonic at The Telephone Exchange Bar and Pub London Bridge

“I would describe the décor as contemporary – inspired by art deco and a little bit quirky," - The Telephone Exchange Manager Nicci Dodd.

The Telephone Exchange is calling...

Bursting with colour, personality and history, The Telephone Exchange is easily the coolest new bar on the block and is well worth getting acquainted with. 

Located at 10-18 London Bridge Street in London and open seven days a week, there's every excuse to call into The Telephone Exchange next time you’re in London Bridge. 

For more information visit The Telephone Exchange