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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
 
 
Car Parks

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 £99  36% 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 £67  36% 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   from £84  30% off
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
 
 
 
 
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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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Sights and Attractions near Millennium Bridge

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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Christmas Market at Tate Modern
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 19th November to 23rd December 2016
Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
After six years on the South Bank, the German Christmas Market moved to Bankside, just outside Tate Modern, in 2014 and it will be returning there ...More
 
 
 
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Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th January to 31st December 2016
Millennium Bridge, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Millennium Bridge
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, has installed her large-scale sculptural installations ...More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 26th November to 25th December 2016
Millennium Bridge, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's , the spiritual home of Great Britain. To meet the ...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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Shopping near Millennium Bridge

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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
Specialises in Burgundy and California ... More
 
 
 
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
Spanish Cuisine... 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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Paintball Games & Outdoor Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
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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Tranquility Pilates Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
16-18 New Bridge Street, Tower Hamlets, London EC4V6AG | 7 minutes from Millennium Bridge
Located at One Park Place on the Canary Wharf Estate, the Tranquility Pilates Studio looks out over the relaxing water of the Middle Dock. In addition ... More
 
 
 
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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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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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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Millennium Bridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | Until 1st January 2017 

Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Fortnum's Christmas Arcade
Fortnum's Christmas Arcade
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 15th January 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

Sunday Assembly 3rd Birthday
Kids Events | Until 18th December 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

The Sunday Assembly is a Secular congregation that celebrates life! Come along to sing songs, hear inspiring talks and be ...More

Brook Street Band
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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Gamelan Winter Chimes
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

Musicians from Southbank Centre's community Gamelan programme perform an array of mystical repertoire showcasing gongs, chimes and metallophones, as well ...More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Christmas Classics
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

David Hill conducts the orchestra, with soprano Ailish Tynan and The Bach Choir, for some festive favourites including Leroy Anderson's ...More

 
 
 
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