Bromley blogger hosts new book event at The Glades

Visitors at The Glades Shopping Centre were able to enjoy a special guest appearance by a top influencer at its Oliver Bonas store in celebration of a new book launch.   Bromley-based fashion and lifestyle influencer, Olivia Purvis, who has an Instagram following of 186k, hosted a get together with her loyal fan base at the store a few days ago to talk about the importance of friendship and female empowerment – the core theme of her writing debut, The Insecure Girl’s Handbook. &... Find Out More...

Beat the January blues in a jiffy at The Glades

Cries of ‘are you having a bubble?!’ are filling the air in response to an upcoming day dedicated to protective packaging. And yes, The Glades Shopping Centre will be doing just that from Friday to help Bromley beat the January blues!   If the longest month of the year is making your zen feel off-kilter, pop to The Glades between Friday 24 January and Monday 27 January – the official day of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – for some unconventional stress-relieving fun from 11... Find Out More...

Hundreds of gifts donated to charity by shoppers at The Glades

The Glades Shopping Centre is thanking it generous shoppers for making last month’s Giving Tree appeal a fantastic success, with more than 200 Christmas gifts being delivered to children throughout Bromley and surrounding areas, who are supported by The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust (CCCT). The campaign launched in early December and over the following weeks, the borough lived up to its kind-hearted reputation and contributed toys, books, stationery and more. Mark Haynes, Director of T... Find Out More...

Seasonal sale shopping success at The Glades

The lure of marvellous markdowns saw thousands of Bromley shoppers descending on The Glades on Boxing Day to make the most of the fantastic bargains and exclusive deals on offer.   When the shopping centre’s doors opened at 9am on 26 December, the first of the day’s thousands of visitors made a beeline for the likes of Oliver Bonas, Zara, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Boots and many more stores, which are treating customers to a wealth of discounts.   “Boxing Day has c... Find Out More...

Ex-footballer Mark Bright to sign copies of new book at The Glades

Crystal Palace legend Mark Bright will be at The Glades Shopping Centre for a special meet and greet on Thursday 5 December. From 6pm until 7pm in the Crystal Palace store, Mark will be signing copies of his new autobiography, My Story: From Foster Care to Footballer for footie fans. Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to meet one of the sport’s greatest players. Find Out More...

Bromley gets wild for life at The Glades

Budding Bromley biologists had the chance to explore the local ecosystem when The Glades Shopping Centre launched its very first free ‘natural history museum’ complete with its own laboratory. Wild Glades was a week-long exploration of nature created to inform and inspire the community to learn about local biodiversity and the importance of preserving what’s around us. Visitors to the event were invited to a laboratory, which was fully kitted out with microscopes, spot lamps, a HDTV scr... Find Out More...

Strike out with The Glades’ new bowling alley this autumn

It’s time to roll on over to The Glades, as the shopping centre is about to hit Bromley with another curve ball activity for the whole family! Get ready for a brilliant bowling alley and arcade games bonanza at Strike Night. Join The Glades’ gutter gang and get bowled over by the exciting launch this Thursday, 17 October - from 4pm until 9pm - with the free entertainment continuing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9 November. Strike Night is suitable for all ages and offers a g... Find Out More...

The Glades scores ‘Bonas’ points with Bromley shoppers

The Glades Shopping Centre has welcomed the retailer Oliver Bonas to its family, with the branch being the first-ever in Bromley following its arrival a few days ago. The popular British brand, loved for its colourful design aesthetic and one-of-a-kind collections, has been a high-street favourite for more than 25 years. The store - located at the shopping centre’s Market Square entrance next to Therapie Clinic – received a fantastic reception, with shoppers flocking to the launch. The ... Find Out More...

Catch of the day! The Glades brings the Marine Conservation Society to town

Bromley is in for a ‘sea-riously’ ‘fin-tastic’ time when The Marine Conservation Society team, sails into town early next week to host a series of free workshops and craft activities at The Glades Shopping Centre. The UK’s leading marine environment organisation has partnered with The Glades for its ‘You, Me and the Sea’ event and will be ‘shell-abrating’ the beauty of our oceans and creatures within them during special, drop-in sessions on the lower mall from 10am until 4pm on Monday 12 a... Find Out More...

Something fishy is happening at The Glades this summer

‘Water’ you doing with the little ones this summer? Holidaying abroad? Day trip to the beach? How about cruising on down to The Glades Shopping Centre, which is set to make a big splash with its awesome aquatic adventure, ‘You, Me and the Sea’? Dive into Bromley’s free event - in partnership with National Geographic Kids, an imprint of the global book publisher HarperCollins, and the Marine Conservation Society - from Monday 29 July until Friday 30 August for a ‘sen-sea-tional’ time discov... Find Out More...

Bromley shoppers raise hundreds for One Great Day at The Glades

Visitors to The Glades Shopping Centre have raised a fantastic £591.97 for a local and national children’s charity following the UK-wide event, ‘One Great Day’ which 200 shopping centres have taken part in. Family fun at the Bromley-based shopping centre’s ‘Festival of Colour’ themed event included a giant colouring wall, ‘spin & win’ wheel, face painting and arts and crafts. The funds kindly donated by its shoppers will be shared between The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust ... Find Out More...

A ‘Festival of Colour’ for ‘One Great Day’ at The Glades

The Glades is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’ on Saturday 15 June. One Great Day is a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and other local children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres provide a special event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of gre... Find Out More...

Learning initiative at The Glades holds community open day with free workshops

Explore Learning at The Glades Shopping Centre is making learning fun this May half-term by offering free workshops to children on Friday 31 May at its Community Open Day. In a country where almost half of five and six-year-olds are at risk of underperforming academically because they have a limited vocabulary - according to an Oxford University Press report – The Glades’ tuition centre is helping children to stay on track. Explore Learning - which provides educational support for child... Find Out More...

The Glades wins big at industry awards night

The Glades Shopping Centre has scooped two of the top industry prizes after being awarded the most prestigious Golden Apple, and a Purple Apple for Best Event at the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards. The Bromley centre was recognised for its one-of-a-kind ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: A Journey Through the Human Body’ event, which was hosted during the 2018 summer holidays, with the showstopping activity being in celebration of the NHS’ 70th anniversary. Held in partner... Find Out More...

It’s Plan G for Bromley mums returning to work

Local mums looking to get back into work are to be given a helping hand through The Glades Shopping Centre’s community-focused Plan G initiative and a Bromley entrepreneur, who has been changing the lives of women in the area. A recent survey by MMB Magazine, which revealed that 48% of women had concerns about how they would feel when returning to work after having children. With that being said, The Glades is delighted to be working with Jane Knight, founder of Successful Mums, who spearh... Find Out More...

David Bowie music wall launches at The Glades

Shopping centre is celebrating the Bromley legend’s birthday The Glades Shopping Centre is marking what would have been legendary recording artist, David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, with an interactive music wall where shoppers can enjoy hits from the Thin White Duke. The tribute to Bromley’s finest will launch on Tuesday 8 January – Bowie’s birthday - and will feature a colourful mural of the musical hero, with earphones for visitors to play 30-second clips from a selection of his much-love... Find Out More...