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London BridgeUp until 1750 London Bridge was the only bridge straddling the Thames and linking Southwark (the 'South Works') with Londinium. The bridge, in its various incarnations, has been built and re-built, destroyed by fire - three times - and sold since it was first constructed in 53 AD. It even has its own nursery rhyme, 'London Bridge is falling down...', most likely originating from a tussle in 1014 when the Norwegian king Olaf had the bridge torn down while making a successful bid to regain London for the Anglo-Saxon king Aethelred. Famously, the bridge was 'sold to the Americans' who allegedly mistakenly thought they were buying the more imposing Tower Bridge next door. Not true, say some, but it makes a good story. The bridge, designed by John Rennie and bought by Robert P. McCulloch was reconstructed at Lake Havasu City, Arizona and can still be seen there, spanning a man-made canal from Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay. Part of an English style theme park, it's Arizona's second-biggest tourist attraction, after the Grand Canyon. Take the London Bridge Experience and see the history of the bridge brought to life through special effects, CGI, actors and animation.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  33% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  41% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 7 minutes from London Bridge
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  30% off
Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 7 minutes from London Bridge
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
 
 
 
 
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Skyline Balloon
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Lambeth College Tower Bridge Centre, Tooley Street SOUTHWARK, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
Tethered balloon offering 15-minute rides and ascending to 400 feet, giving passengers the opportuni... More
 
 
 
IceSpace
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Bridge
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
London Bridge, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th to 11th and 13th to 15th Dec 2016 - Various Times
London Bridge, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
A glittering display of over 150 garments and accompanying photographs featuring everything from haute couture to ready-to-wear women's fashion from 1919 to 1929, reflecting the great ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th, 13th to 16th and 20th Dec 2016 - Various Times
London Bridge, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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London Theatre Company
London > Entertainment > Theatres
One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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Shopping near London Bridge

The best shops and markets near London Bridge
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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Balls Brothers
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from London Bridge
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Story
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
Following on from his hugely successful pop-up, Foreword, which opened in November 2011, Story on Tooley Street is the next chapter in Tom Sellers' culinary life. ... More
 
 
 
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Disappearing Dining Club: Ropewalk
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
41 Maltby Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust
London > Education > Evening Classes
International Wine & Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE13XF | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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23 Magdalen Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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176 Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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275 Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from London Bridge
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Balls Brothers
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Mark Lane, Southwark, London EC3R | 1 minute from London Bridge
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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Tower Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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Design Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Shad Thames, Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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All The Angels
Theatre | Until 12th February 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from London Bridge

Sean Campion, David Horovitch and Kelly Price reprise their roles in Shakespeare's Globe's staging of Nick Drake's comedy about composer ...More

Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services
Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2016 

Southwark Cathedral 1.53 miles from London Bridge

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Christmas at The Gherkin
Christmas at The Gherkin
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2017 

The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe 1.83 miles from London Bridge

Enjoy a glamorously festive Afternoon Tea at the top of the Gherkin - there are three different types to choose ...More

 
Tower Of London Tickets
Tower Of London Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 11th December 2016 

Tower Of London 2.04 miles from London Bridge

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Tower Of London Ice Rink
Tower Of London Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2017 

Tower Of London 2.04 miles from London Bridge

Nestled in the rounded hollow of the dry moat, the Tower of London's ice rink area forms a wonderfully festive ...More

 
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 11th December 2016 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 2.11 miles from London Bridge

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Christmas at St Katharine Docks
Christmas at St Katharine Docks
Seasonal | Until 18th December 2016 

St Katharine Docks 2.17 miles from London Bridge

Central London's only marina, St Katharine Docks, has a packed Christmas schedule for 2016. A highlight will be an impressive ...More

 
 
 
 
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