Southwark Bridge

 
 
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Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 9HA 
 

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Southwark BridgeSouthwark Bridge is a Grade II listed steel road and foot bridge, which links Southwark and the City crossing the River Thames. The distinctive bridge, built by Sir William Arrol and Co., was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott and was opened by King George V in 1921. What makes it stand out are its colourful cast iron arches - five in total - which are supported by four stone granite piers, and topped by pierced lunettes for decoration.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Bridge
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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Bridge
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Bridge
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56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Bridge
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Bridge
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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