An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year.
Within the Bridge's iconic structure and magnificent Victorian Engine rooms, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is the best way of exploring the most famous bridge in the world! Come learn about this incredible feat of Victorian engineering, discover how the Bridge is raised and enjoy stunning panoramic views across London from our high-level walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames.
Opening Times: 10:00 - 18:30 (last admission 17:30)
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Many historical bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1974, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel. This replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a 600-year-old medieval structure. This was preceded by a succession of timber bridges, the first built by the Roman founders of London.The current bridge stands at the western end of the Pool of London but is positioned upstream from previous alignments. The traditional ends of the medieval bridge were marked by St Magnus-the-Martyr on the northern bank and Southwark Cathedral on the southern shore. Until Putney Bridge opened in 1729, London Bridge was the only road-crossing of the Thames downstream of Kingston-upon-Thames. Its importance has been the subject of popular culture throughout the ages such as in the nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down" and its inclusion within art and literature.The modern bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, an independent charity overseen by the City of London Corporation. It carries the A3 road, which is maintained by the Greater London Authority. The crossing also delineates an area along the southern bank of the River Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, that has been designated as a business improvement district.
Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 road. The north end is near the Inns of Court and Temple Church, along with Blackfriars station. The south end is near the Tate Modern art gallery and the Oxo Tower.HistoryThe first fixed crossing at Blackfriars was a 995ft long toll bridge designed in an Italianate style by Robert Mylne and constructed with nine semi-elliptical arches of Portland stone. Beating designs by John Gwynn and George Dance, it took nine years to build, opening to the public in 1769. It was the third bridge across the Thames in the then built-up area of London, supplementing the ancient London Bridge, which dated from several centuries earlier, and Westminster Bridge. It was originally named "William Pitt Bridge" (after the Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder) as a dedication, but its informal name relating to the precinct within the City named after the Blackfriars Monastery, a Dominican priory which once stood nearby, was generally adopted. It was later made toll free.
Voted the UK's Best Year Round Scare Attraction for three years running, the London Bridge Experience and The London Tombs are two gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Whether you are looking for somewhere scary to take the family, a despicable destination for a school trip, corporate event, celebrate Halloween or a treacherous tourist attraction, you've come to the right place! You'll be taken on a journey through the history of this exciting area of London, from the Roman invasion, right up to the present day with the exciting development of the London Bridge Quarter and the Shard! It is also the perfect place to celebrate Halloween with our 'Phobobophobia' extreme scares show - Halloween's most hellish event. The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs are two attractions for one price!
The Hungerford Bridge crosses the River Thames in London, and lies between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. It is a steel truss railway bridge – sometimes known as the Charing Cross Bridge – flanked by two more recent, cable-stayed, pedestrian bridges that share the railway bridge's foundation piers, and which are named the Golden Jubilee Bridges.The north end of the bridge is Charing Cross railway station, and is near Embankment Pier and the Victoria Embankment. The south end is near Waterloo station, County Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and the London Eye. Each pedestrian bridge has steps and lift access.
Lambeth Bridge is a road traffic and footbridge crossing the River Thames in an east-west direction in central London, the river flows north at the crossing point. Downstream, the next bridge is Westminster Bridge; upstream the next is Vauxhall Bridge.The most conspicuous colour in the bridge's paint scheme is red, the same colour as the leather benches in the House of Lords which is at the southern end of the Palace of Westminster nearest the bridge. This is in contrast to Westminster Bridge which is predominantly green, the same colour as the benches in the House of Commons at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament.On the east side, in Lambeth are Lambeth Palace, the Albert Embankment, St. Thomas' Hospital, and the International Maritime Organization. On the west side, in Westminster, are Thames House (the headquarters of MI5), behind which is Horseferry House (the National Probation Service headquarters), and Clelland House and Abell House (the headquarters of HM Prison Service), and the Millbank Tower and Tate Britain. The Palace of Westminster is a short walk downstream to the north through the Victoria Tower Garden.
BFI IMAXDistance: 1.5 miTourist Information 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk London, United Kingdom SE1 8XR
The BFI IMAX is an IMAX cinema in the South Bank district of London, just north of Waterloo Station. It is owned by the British Film Institute and since July 2012 has been operated by Odeon Cinemas.The cinema is located in the centre of a roundabout junction with Waterloo Road to the south-east, Stamford Street to the north-east, York Road to the south-west and Waterloo Bridge to the north-west.HistoryThe BFI IMAX was designed by Bryan Avery of Avery Associates Architects and completed in May 1999. The screen is the largest in Britain (20m high and 26m wide). It has a seating capacity of just under 500 and a 12,000 Watt digital surround sound system. Although the site is surrounded by traffic and has an underground line just four metres below, the architects and engineers accounted for this in their design and the entire upper structure sits on anti vibration bearings to prevent noise propagation.The cinema won several awards at the time of opening, including a Design Council Millennium Product Award in 1999 and a Civic Trust Award in 2000.In 2009, the screen was replaced and a digital IMAX projector was installed alongside the existing 70mm projector. In July 2012, the BFI announced that Odeon Cinemas had been selected to operate it for the next five years, with the option of termination after three years. Odeon will maintain the film programmes, and booking of tickets online and per telephone. This also gives customers the opportunity to watch Operas on the giant screen. The BFI will retain a great deal of power over the cinema's operation however, including parts of the film schedule and the technical operation. The name will remain the same.
Nandos - London BridgeDistance: 0.5 miTourist Information 225-227 Clink Street London, United Kingdom SE1 9DG <>
Cannon Street Railway Bridge is a bridge in central London, crossing the River Thames. Downstream, the next bridge is London Bridge, and upstream Southwark Bridge. It carries trains over the river to Cannon Street station on the north bank. It was originally named Alexandra Bridge after Alexandra of Denmark who was the wife of the future King Edward VII.The bridge was designed by John Hawkshaw and John Wolfe-Barry for the South Eastern Railway. It was opened in 1866 after three years of construction. In its original form, it carried the railway over the Thames on five spans standing on cast-iron Doric pillars. It was subsequently widened between 1886–93 by Francis Brady and extensively renovated by British Rail between 1979–82, which resulted in many of its ornamental features being removed and the structure taking on an even more utilitarian appearance than before.It was the scene of the Marchioness disaster in 1989.
Londer Tower BrigdeDistance: 0.7 miTourist Information Tower Bridge Rd,London SE1 2UP London, United Kingdom SE1 2UP <>
Jamie’s Italian Threadneedle Street is right in the heart of the City of London, and our restaurant reflects the grandeur of the financial district’s heyday. Situated in an old bank with interiors that are designed to match the incredible architecture – from custom-made chairs to solid-oak tables and the most impressive chandeliers – the menu is geared up to match the decadent setting. Our restaurant in Bank is also perfectly tuned in to the needs of our corporate guests as well as our customers looking to host a private event. We have several beautiful and versatile spaces that are available for hire – including our stunning mezzanine level – where we can cater for between 25 to 65 guests.
Restaurant Opening Hours:
Tues-Fri 12-3pm & 6-10.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm
Saturday Dinner 6-10:30
Sunday Dinner 6-9:30
Bar Opening Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 17.00 ~ 23.00
Thursday 17.00 ~ 00.00
Friday & Saturday 17.00 ~ 01.30
Antico Italian Restaurant on bustling Bermondsey Street, with a recently opened downstairs cocktail bar serving the best Aperol Spritz in London.
Set in a newly renovated antiques warehouse our restaurant will deliver on style and substance, with an emphasis on quality seasonal ingredients and a passion for delivering uncomplicated tasty Italian food.
For our separate and stylish lounge bar head downstairs where you can experience expertly crafted cocktails and apertivo. With warm lighting, comfy leather banquettes and funky chilled music, this cosy subterranean is the perfect destination to relax with friends. Or for an ultra chic party venue the bar is available for private hire.
Antico Acoustic Nights
Our downstairs bar has gone acoustic with the launch of fortnightly acoustic nights in its downstairs bar. Hosted every other Wednesday, it's the perfect excuse for music aficionados to sit back with a refreshing Aperol Spritz. Catch a cheeky gig between 8-10pm — just minutes from London Bridge tube on Bermondsey Street. Early-birds should make the most of our 2-4-1 cocktail hour between 5-7pm — the perfect way to take the edge off the working day!
For upcoming listings, visit: www.antico-london.co.uk.
Every Thursday night from 5pm you can get some of the most carefully concocted mojitos in London for only £4!
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Less than a 5 minute walk from Tower Hill tube station, our Tower Hill restaurant is located right by London’s iconic Tower of London. And although our restaurant sits at the base of the stunningly modern Tower Place building, just to the right of our entrance is All Hallows by the Tower: the oldest church in the city of London. In fact, it’s the final resting place of several who were beheaded at the Tower back in the day. But try not to think about that while you’re eating.
Dine al fresco with an outdoor dining area for sunny weather.
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Passionately Italian, Del Mercato is an authentic slice of Italy with a formal Italian Restaurant serving traditional and contemporary Italian dishes; informal Trattoria for simple classics; an Espresso Bar serving coffee, traditional Italian aperitifs and spritzers like Aperol, and there is also a Bakery-Panificio for fancy breads and takeaway pizza. Our talented Italian chefs use Italian produce and are ready to serve baked pastries and breads fresh out of the oven, creating an authentic atmosphere in the cultural hub of the Borough Market.
Riverlounge Italian is a stunning contemporary yet classic restaurant and events venue, set in the heart of the luxurious St Katharine’s Dock
next to Tower Bridge.
Situated on first floor at the entrance of the dock, Riverlounge boasts a contemporary style interior with stunning 360° views of St Katharine’s Dock, Tower Bridge and the river Thames.
The outside terraces provide a truly magical experience all year round.
The team at Riverlounge is committed to offering customers a wonderful, personal dining experience with a taste of authentic Italian hospitality.
Crown Court, Southwark, commonly known as the Southwark Crown Court, is one of three Crown Courts in the London SE1 postcode area, along with Inner London Crown Court and Blackfriars Crown Court.
Opened in 1983, the brick building is located on the South Bank of the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to Hay's Galleria. It contains 15 courtrooms, making it the fourth largest court centre in the country, and is a designated as a serious fraud centre.