London Bridge

 
 
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203 Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 2JX 
 

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London BridgeUp until 1750 London Bridge was the only bridge straddling the Thames and linking Southwark (the 'South Works') with Londinium. The bridge, in its various incarnations, has been built and re-built, destroyed by fire - three times - and sold since it was first constructed in 53 AD. It even has its own nursery rhyme, 'London Bridge is falling down...', most likely originating from a tussle in 1014 when the Norwegian king Olaf had the bridge torn down while making a successful bid to regain London for the Anglo-Saxon king Aethelred. Famously, the bridge was 'sold to the Americans' who allegedly mistakenly thought they were buying the more imposing Tower Bridge next door. Not true, say some, but it makes a good story. The bridge, designed by John Rennie and bought by Robert P. McCulloch was reconstructed at Lake Havasu City, Arizona and can still be seen there, spanning a man-made canal from Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay. Part of an English style theme park, it's Arizona's second-biggest tourist attraction, after the Grand Canyon. Take the London Bridge Experience and see the history of the bridge brought to life through special effects, CGI, actors and animation.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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Shopping near London Bridge

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London > Shopping > Markets
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
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Attraction | Next performance 18th December 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

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Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

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Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

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Foodie Events | Until 20th December 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

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Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

Unicorn Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Bridge

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