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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LondonTown.com - London Bridge Location Map

 
 
 
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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    Hilton London Tower Bridge
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  27% off
    5 More London Place, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
    This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
     
     
     
    The Tower Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  36% off
    Guoman Tower, E1Q | 7 minutes from London Bridge
    It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
     
     
     
    The Bermondsey Square Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £42  36% off
    Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 7 minutes from London Bridge
    Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 79 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Brick Lane
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 23 minutes from London Bridge
    London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
     
     
     
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    Barbican Centre
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 29 minutes from London Bridge
    Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
     
     
     
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    Barbican Conservatory
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 29 minutes from London Bridge
    Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower Bridge
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London 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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    Tower Bridge Exhibition
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
     
     
     
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    Design Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
    Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
    Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ...More
     
     
     
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    The View From The Shard Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
    The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Bridge
    London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
     
     
     
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    Tower Of London Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
    Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 9 minutes from London Bridge
    With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
     
     
     
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    The Architecture Foundation
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
    Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
     
     
     
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    Unicorn Theatre
    London > Entertainment >
    147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
    This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
     
     
     
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    Shortwave Cinema
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    10 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Bridge
    Shortwave films, a company whose primary objective was to promote emerging film and video artists, have set up this independent cinema in Bermondsey Square. As you'd ... More
     
     
     
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    Maltby Street Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
    With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
     
     
     
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    The Kernel Brewery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
    The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
     
     
     
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    KaseSwiss
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
    On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
     
     
     
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    Balls Brothers
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from London Bridge
    A traditional chain of wine bars and restaurants that carry a wide range of wines from around the world, as well as some beers, spirits, tobacco ... More
     
     
     
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    Story
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    201 Tooley Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
    Following on from his hugely successful pop-up, Foreword, which opened in November 2011, Story on Tooley Street is the next chapter in Tom Sellers' culinary life. ... More
     
     
     
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    Pizza Express
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    31 Shad Thames, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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    Workers' Educational Association
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 30 minutes from London Bridge
    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
     
     
     
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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 33 minutes from London Bridge
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 34 minutes from London Bridge
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    Potters Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
    Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
     
     
     
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    Snowsfields Wellness
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 8 minutes from London Bridge
    It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
    London > Leisure >
    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from London Bridge
    High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
     
     
     
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    The Anchor Tap
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
    Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Garrison Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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    National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from London Bridge
    Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
     
     
     
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    40 Maltby Street
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
    Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
     
     
     
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    Hide Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
    Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
     
     
     
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    Gong
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from London Bridge
    On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
     
     
     
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    London City Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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    Tower of London
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 9 minutes from London Bridge
    With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
     
     
     
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    Old Billingsgate
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 11 minutes from London Bridge
    A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
     
     
     
     

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    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    Tower Bridge Exhibition 3 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

     
    Designs of the Year 2015
    Designs of the Year 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

    Design Museum 3 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature ...More

     
    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Beach chic is the subject of this Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition which looks at the changing tastes in swimsuits, ...More

     
    The View From The Shard Tickets
    The View From The Shard Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    The Shard 7 minutes walk from London Bridge

    London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is ...More

     
    Tower Of London Tickets
    Tower Of London Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    Tower Of London 9 minutes walk from London Bridge

    With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

     
    Nantucket Beach Club
    Nantucket Beach Club
    Foodie Events | Until 5th September 2015 

    Skylounge 13 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Bringing a taste of the East Coast to London, rooftop bar Skylounge is hosting a Nantucket Beach Club pop-up this ...More

     
    Communicating Doors
    Communicating Doors
    Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

    Menier Chocolate Factory 16 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thiller Communicating Doors about a dominatrix who flees for her life through a hotel door only to ...More

     
    Carrie
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    Southwark Playhouse 19 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Academy Award-winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer Lawrence D. Cohen, have transformed Stephen King's novel ...More

    As You Like It
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 19 minutes walk from London Bridge

    A classic Shakespearean comedy full of romance, cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation. Directed by Blanche McIntyre....More

    Klippies
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    Southwark Playhouse 19 minutes walk from London Bridge

    Join Yolandi and Thandi in this tender coming of age story by South African playwright Jessica Sian....More

     
     
     
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