Millennium Bridge

 
 
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River Thames, City, London SE1 9DT 
 

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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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LondonTown.com - Millennium Bridge Location Map

 
 
 
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 East Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Hotels near Millennium Bridge

Near Millennium Bridge
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £109  31% 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 £73  40% 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
 
 
 
Novotel London City South
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £78  28% off
53 61 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Opposite St Paul's Cathedral and right in the shadow of the Tate Modern Novotel is a short walk from the River Thames. With bright, airy rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Boats and Bridges nearest Millennium Bridge

Nearest to 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, Tower Bridge Road, , Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Competing with the London Eye for the capitals most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ... 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 Oil Tanks and Tate 2
London > Attractions >
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... 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

Near Millennium Bridge
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Early Years Open Studio Programme
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st October 2014 at 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Ends Today
Liminal: A Participatory Sculpture For Families: Workshop
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st October 2014 - 11am-4pm
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Collaborative and creative workshop....More
 
 
 
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Friday Night
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 31st October 2014
Yager Bar, 2 Old Change Court, Peters Hill, St Pauls, EC4M | 4 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, 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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Millennium Bridge

What are the best dining options near Millennium Bridge London?
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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
... More
 
 
 
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Zorita's Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
Broken Wharf House , 2 Broken Wharf, EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Education near Millennium Bridge

Near Millennium Bridge
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 20 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 21 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Leisure near Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 12 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Pubs near Millennium Bridge

The best pubs near London Millennium Bridge.
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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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
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
... More
 
 
 
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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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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Millennium Bridge

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Millennium Bridge.
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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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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Shakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's Tale
Theatre | Until 14th February 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet....More

Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Hailed as "one of the best shows MoMA has ever done" by The Guardian when it opened in New York ...More

 
Richard Tuttle: Commission
Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A newly commissioned fabric sculpture by American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle fills Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall from 14th ...More

Friday Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Yager Bar 4 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Resident DJs spin 1990s pop and dance....More

Krankbrother Presents Halloween
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st October 2014 

Pulse 5 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

House and disco from Andrew Weatherall, Heidi, Daniel Stefanik, Jennifer Cardini and Krankbrother....More

Belly Dancing
Sporting Events | Until 31st October 2014 

Del Aziz, Bankside 5 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Tone up whilst gaining flexibility and strength as you learn a Dance Choreo....More

Live Music Vault And Wine Tasting
Leisure | On 31st October 2014 

Vinopolis 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A night of good wine and music....More

Halloween Cocktail Masterclass
Leisure | On 31st October 2014 

Vinopolis 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Find out how to make themed drinks....More

Antiquaries Of Terror - Hallowtide At The Rose
Kids Events | On 31st October 2014 

Rose Theatre 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Three storytellers reveal the fear of the past, with extracts from Arthur Machen's The White People, Christopher Marlowe's Faust and ...More

Peter Dutton
Concerts | On 31st October 2014 

St Bride's Church 8 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The organist performs a recital....More

 
 
 
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