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 East 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  21% 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 £62  35% 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
     
     
     
    Mercure London Bridge Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  28% off
    71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
    This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
     
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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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
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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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    Giles Round And Phil Root: The Grantchester Pottery
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th September 2014 to 31st August 2015
    Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
    A presentation of the inaugural Backdrop Commission by The Grantchester Pottery, an artistic collaboration between sculptor Giles Round and painter Phil Root....More
     
     
     
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    The Grantchester Pottery: Backdrop Commission
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November 2014 to 31st August 2015
    Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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    Alcoholic Architecture
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July to 31st August 2015 - Various Times
    Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Millennium Bridge
    An adults-only installation comprising a fully immersive walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail composed of fine spirits and mixer at a ratio of 1:3, which enter 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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    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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    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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    Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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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    8 High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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    Zorita's Kitchen
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    Broken Wharf House , 2 Broken Wharf, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 17 minutes from Millennium Bridge
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... 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 Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian 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 Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
     
     
     
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    Postman's Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 10 minutes from Millennium Bridge
    Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
     
     
     
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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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    Hilliard
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    26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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    Charles Dickens
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    160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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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
    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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    Vinopolis Wine Wharf
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    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
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    8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from Millennium Bridge
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    The Heresy of Love
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Helen ...More

    As You Like It
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of cross-dressing and reparation in which banished Rosalind disguises herself as a boy in ...More

    Nam June Paik
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired ...More

    Homeworkers
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    An exhibition, curated by Ann Coxon and Valentina Ravagli, of artworks employing materials traditionally associated with the domestic sphere. Artists ...More

    Lawrence Weiner
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    Conceptual text-based art from the American artist....More

    Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    Works by two artists, one Chinese and one Brazilian, who struggled against serious illness and reflected that experience in their ...More

    Russian Revolutionary Posters
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    A display of street posters from the Soviet era, when they played a significant role in Bolshevik communication with the ...More

    Surrealism And Beyond
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    Mixed works exploring how surrealist artists approached dreams, the channelling of the unconscious mind and the power of random conjunctions....More

    Beyond Surrealism
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

    Works exploring how the surrealist movement extended its influence towards artists such as Pablo Picasso; and how psychoanalytical theories and ...More

    Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Millennium Bridge

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