Millennium Bridge

 
 
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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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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 Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  40% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  26% 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
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  34% 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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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
 
 
 
Blackfriars Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Blackfriars Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
The present Blackfriars Bridge, open to walkers and drivers, was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria to whom the bridge was dedicated - a statue of ... 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 Oil Tanks and Tate 2
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... 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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Atkins performs over 10 parts in a witty and intriguing insight into Shakespeare's women based on the writing of 19th-century performer Terry....More
 
 
 
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Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2015 to 20th March 2016 - Various Times
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A site-specific installation by the Mexican artist continuing his series of 'autoconstruccion' works, inspired by the houses built from reclaimed materials by his parents' generation....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2015 to 3rd April 2016
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
A new annual series of site-specific Hyundai Commissions at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall commences with Mexican sculptor Abraham Cruzvillegas, best known for creating improvised sculptural ...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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Morris & Verdin
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Unit 2, Bankside Industrial Estate, Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Holywell Music
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
58 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 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
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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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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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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High Timber
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8 High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Floatworks
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1 Thrale Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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The Duke and Duchess
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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Wheatsheaf
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6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Millennium Bridge
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Samuel Pepys
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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
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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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... 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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Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Kids Events | Until 24th February 2016 

Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Combining contemporary cirque style skills with off-the-scale thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk is a danger-filled spectacle that will amaze audiences ...More

Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The only three surviving grisaille paintings, p ainted in shades of grey, by sixteenth century Netherlandish ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th March 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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The Museum of Innocence
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Stables And Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium
Exhibitions | Until 29th February 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Joseph Stannard's Yarmouth Sands And The Predicaments Of Painting
Exhibitions | On 8th February 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Exhibitions | On 8th February 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Judith Clark will discuss her forthcoming exhibition....More

 
 
 
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