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Waterloo Bridge

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Address: London, England

Visitors can reach South London by crossing this bridge, which offers the...

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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I had to return to this bridge after standing on it for several hours during the 1999 Millenium celebrations during which Concorde passed over(we could only hear it as it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
shane s
Rushden, United Kingdom
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had to return to this bridge after standing on it for several hours during the 1999 Millenium celebrations during which Concorde passed over(we could only hear it as it was cloudy and drizzly)...great views of the Westminster,Houses of Parliament,the eye and Big Ben....and of course the recently completed Shard.A great walk with fantastic photo opportunities......and an awful less crowded... More 

Thank shane s
Utica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking bridge, offers some of the best photo opportunities you'll find in London. Views of the Eye, the Shard, Westminster. The entire cityscape of London can be photographed here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of many bridges that now connect between the north and south banks of the Thames. It is a pleasant walk with some interesting views.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in London to see Tahmes river, Big Ben, Westminster, London eye and Shard in one place. One of the most picturesque locations in London and located very close to the Waterloo rail station and Westminster tube station.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The bridge links the eastern part of Victoria Embankment and Southbank; walking along the bridge one see the London Eye and the famous buildings in the City (such as the Gherkin and Oxo Tower).

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's busy as per normal in London, but you do get some nice views and I even bumped into some nice people at the information board in the middle.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The bridge was built in 1945 at the site of the older one which was opened in 1817. It is probably the best spot for taking a picture, due to its location at a bend of the river Thames. From here you can see the Westminster and the South Bank to the west and the City and Canary Wharf to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Walked across this bridge with my cousin as she pointed out the sights of London. What a great view of the skyline.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just as famous as Tower & Westminster bridges. Only more so in that a film was made famous by two wonderful actors in Vivienne Leigh and Robert Taylor. Beauty scenery can be had of the Thames embankment , St.Paul's etc. So take your camera and enjoy the surroundings. Its not that far from waterloo station. You'll enjoy the walk. Have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, romantic atmosphere, buskers chiming out music, and plenty of bars restaurants and theatres near by. Lots of changing attractions, last week there where magicians and a sand pit to play in. I love walking through here alone to soak up the beauty of the city or as a couple after the theatre.

Thank Gen c

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