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Waterloo Bridge

London SE1 9PX, England
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Visitors can reach South London by crossing this bridge, which offers the most romantic and sweeping views of any of London's bridges.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have a breathtaking view over the Londo. Skyline this is definitely the place to go particularly at sunset or at night.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are lovely views both up and down the river with so many iconic buildings to see. Usefully links the Strand with the South Bank arts complex.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Ideally, I would give just 3 stars for a bridge like this- it is quite plain esp compared to the much more spectacular bridges dotting the River Thames. But the extra one star goes to the history and the spectacular views of the London skyline...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This listed structure is named as a commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. An original bridge was constructed there and opened in 1817 and the replacement bridge was opened in 1942. In my opinion it is one of the best places to appreciate views of...More

Thank profjoypc
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Strolling across Waterloo Bridge is one of the great tourist treats. There are marvellous views east and west showing the City of London skyline, and the London Eye and Parliament. Sadly, The tower of Big Ben is clothed in scaffolding at present, so don’t be...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Waterloo Bridge is yet another London bridge, of which there are plenty. In fact they are all needed in a city like London, particularly in this area over the Thames. This is not a particularly great bridge in terms of architectural or aesthetic value, but...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Connecting two cultural centres, the South Bank on the south to Somerset House and thence to Covent Garden on the north, it is a modern bridge which is pretty busy with people crossing from one bank to the other, and now has barriers separating the...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

There are many bridges in London, crossing the Thames.This is just another one of them,and not one of the beautiful ones,for me,at least.It's plain,simple without any decoration element.

Thank zuv
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

While staying in London again, we had taken a long walk along the Embankment from Westminster Bridge and had thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful views along the way. When we reached Waterloo Bridge we decided to use it to cross the River Thames and take another...More

Thank BigHugh51
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

As everyone else says you get great London views from the bridge, but for me the best thing is the second hand book market underneath the South end of the bridge at the weekend, lots of books about virtually any subject you can choose, always...More

Thank lincolnhatter
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