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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10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Novotel London City South
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £75  26% off
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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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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
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Sights and 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
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Bankside Gallery
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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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Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Entertainment 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
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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
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Restaurants near Millennium Bridge

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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
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8 High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 10 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Nightlife near Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
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6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Meeting venue hire near Millennium Bridge

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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Skinners' Hall
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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