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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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Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £52  37% 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
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  24% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Boats and Bridges nearest Millennium Bridge

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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 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
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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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: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... 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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Zanele Muholi
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th April to 18th October 2020
Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a strong focus on race, gender and ...More
 
 
 
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Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th July to 8th November 2020 - Various Times
Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A large-scale installation by the New York-based artist, entitled Fons Americanus, transforming the Turbine Hall to reflect her concerns regarding race, sexuality and violence....More
 
 
 
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Andy Warhol
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th July to 15th November 2020 - Various Times
Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A major retrospective of the American pop artist's work, featuring well-known images such as the iconic pop prints of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola cans and Campbell's soup ...More
 
 
 
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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, Bankside, London 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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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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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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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
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Zorita's Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
Broken Wharf House , 2 Broken Wharf, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 15 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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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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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Millennium Bridge.
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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
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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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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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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Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A year-long exhibition brings together some 35 works by the Hungarian artist, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings created ...More

Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A large-scale installation by the New York-based artist, entitled Fons Americanus, transforming the Turbine Hall to reflect her concerns regarding ...More

Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 15th November 2020 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

A major retrospective of the American pop artist's work, featuring well-known images such as the iconic pop prints of Marilyn ...More

The Unforgotten
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

The Young Vic 12 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Artists Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey and Anna Fleischle contribute to the ongoing conversation within the Black Lives Matter movement with an installation ...More

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Barbican Centre 14 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The first UK display of the Nigerian-American artist's work, comprising pastel and charcoal drawings that explore an imagined ancient myth, ...More

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The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 27th September 2020 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 16 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
Among The Trees
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

Southbank Centre 16 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with ...More

 
 
 
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