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Millennium BridgeThis sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern gallery at Bankside. When the Millennium Bridge first opened on 10th June 2000 it became London's first new Thames crossing in more than 100 years. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people turned up to make the initial journey however it closed two days later. Its early years were beset by problems the most serious of which was the excessive swaying which became a characteristic feature of every crossing giving rise to the nickname: 'The Wobbly Bridge'. A more flattering alternative is the 'Blade of Light'. Having identified the source of the problem as people walking the 'wrong way' the bridge was finally re-opened to the public in February 2002. It now forms a stunning architectural feature, providing a great access route across the Thames and linking up many of London's riverside attractions.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  29% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  27% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  34% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Boats and Bridges nearest Millennium Bridge

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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Millennium Bridge
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Millennium Bridge
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Millennium Bridge

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Millennium Bridge
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Millennium Bridge

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Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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A Chip In the Sugar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th May 2017 - 1pm-1.50pm
Millennium Bridge, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Alan Bennett's A Chip In The Sugar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th May 2017 - 1pm-1.50pm
Millennium Bridge, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Entertainment near Millennium Bridge

Near Millennium Bridge
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Millennium Bridge

The best shops and markets near Millennium Bridge
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Northbank Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Pauls Walk, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Tucked under the Millennium Bridge, Northbank Restaurant and Bar serves modern British cuisine in a slick environment with perfect views over the Thames and Tate Modern. ... More
 
 
 
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High Timber
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
8 High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Zorita's Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
Broken Wharf House , 2 Broken Wharf, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 15 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 17 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 10 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Nightlife near Millennium Bridge

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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Compare and contrast the work of the two American artists who each explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction....More

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Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

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Mixed-media assemblages made from packing crates, old furniture and scrap timber, inspired by the sculptural qualities of the cityscape of ...More

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