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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
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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
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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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Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 23 minutes from London Bridge
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Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 29 minutes from London Bridge
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London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
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Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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London Bridge, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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London Theatre Company
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One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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The Architecture Foundation
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Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
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Unicorn Theatre
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147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Bridge
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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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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104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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The Kernel Brewery
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Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 3 minutes from London Bridge
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Balls Brothers
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Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from London Bridge
A traditional chain of wine bars and restaurants that carry a wide range of wines from around the world, as well as some beers, spirits, tobacco ... More
 
 
 
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Story
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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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41 Maltby Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 33 minutes from London Bridge
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from London Bridge
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The Anchor Tap
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23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
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40 Maltby Street
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40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Bridge
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39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Bridge
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Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 9 minutes from London Bridge
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from London Bridge

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