Bridges in London

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Bridges in London

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  • Social Queen
    Battle, UK15 contributions
    Really enjoyed this visit, very informative and a fair amount of interactive activities. Lots of opportunities to take photos and we really enjoyed walking across the glass bridge. Would have liked to try some of the work overalls on display for a bit more interaction.
    Enjoyed using the postcard machine and the shop had a good range of products at various prices.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Steph
    Toronto, Canada166 contributions
    Walked across during a trip between the City of London and Southbank. It's pedestrian-only and has nice views of the Thames. It lights up at night and has cool architecture which is nice.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • PROS
    * Nice famous bridge
    * Fantastic views and photo opportunities (please see my "helpful" ones)
    * This connects the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) with the gaudy entertainment on the south shore of the Thames

    CONS
    * Crowded- it can be very crowded (with tourists)
    * A location known to be a hub for scammers and even pickpockets

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because I had to visit this iconic bridge.

    I crossed from the Westminster tube station across to the south bank of the River Thames, on the eastern side. Yes it was crowded but I didn't see the scammers and pickpockets whom we know are always interested in this place.

    I did see the same Scottish bagpipe player in the same exact spot that he was standing during my previous visit in 2016 (see my many "helpful" photos; I also have videos of him).

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Sure

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It is free.

    ADVICE
    * A visit to London requires seeing and crossing this bridge, but be careful and alert and watch your stuff and don't get scammed
    * It is a great place for photo opportunities in all directions
    * Go down the steps and under the bridge on both sides, especially the south bank.

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
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    Written 6 February 2024
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  • PrimeCritique
    Winchester, UK78 contributions
    Nice Bridge with excellent views. One of London's quieter bridge so you actually get a decent opportunity to make uninterrupted photo sessions without being disrupted by Chinese or German tourists , and definitely gives you fantastic views of Europe's most interesting and largest city.
    Written 19 December 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,694 contributions
    Southwark is on the south part of the River Thames. There are many different things to see here including Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market, the Shard and much more.

    There are lots of places to get something to eat and drink and places to sit and admire the view, especially by the river.

    As a result of the numerous attractions it is a very busy area so if you struggle with crowds you may want to avoid the area or go early in the morning or in the evenings (not at weekends).
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
    Albert Bridge is one of the nicer bridges on the Thames. It’s also one of the older bridges. Very narrow entry way for cars. Great at night as well.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,236 contributions
    I walked to Waterloo Bridge from Holborn station to see the River Thames. The view from this bridge is lovely.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Rebecca M
    230 contributions
    Nice viewpoint and close to Gabriel’s wharf. Safe commute and leads to all attractions. Close to the Bankside with many restaurants
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • Birgitta-Kenneth
    Solna, Sweden1,483 contributions
    When in London you could sometimes be a bit disturbed about the traffic situation but.....not on this bridge, solely walking with a nice view!
    Written 12 September 2023
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  • Warby
    Bicester, UK3,778 contributions
    Stayed nearby and is another old London Bridge with history. Distinctive red sides make it a focal point for the area. Can get busy and another great south/north of the river connection
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • SmartDamo
    Costessey, UK4,588 contributions
    Used the bridge multiple times during the coronation weekend staying in the Novotel hotel. It’s not as grand as the Westminster bridge but the view down the Thames and of the Parliament and Lambeth Palace are a treat. It’s also less busy than it’s neighbouring bridge.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
    Chelsea Bridge is located near to Battersea Power Station. It’s a nice old bridge but certainly not as interesting as Albert Bridge up the road.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, UK1,401 contributions
    The area is impressive to visit, to see how the canal now sits alongside the modern structures and adds to the ongoing changes in london and it’s suburbs. While there we enjoyed seeking out both the bridges ( the fan bridge is a minute away ) after watching them in action on you tube.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,463 contributions
    Not the best for sure but a nice old bridge crossing the Thames. Prefer Tower Bridge but this is a nice historic one.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,694 contributions
    The Barbican Centre is located in the city of London and is really close to Barbican Tube Station which is on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines. It is also a short walk from Farringdon station which has connections to Thameslink and the Elizabeth Line.

    Surrounding the venue there is alot of housing and also some walkways to get to these. They are above the traffic which is a really good way of separating the pedestrians from the vehicles and preventing accidents.

    The Highwalks criss cross allowing you to get to different destinations safely and there is an open feeling and it is not claustrophobic to use them. I only found one ramp along with some lifts for those who struggle with stairs.

    Good planning architects!
    Written 9 September 2023
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