Must-Do Activities in and Around London Bridge


London is a treasure trove of historical landmarks. Dating back to the Roman era, the London Bridge has stood the test of time and spans the River Thames from the City of London to Southwark. It offers stunning views of Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, and the modern-day architecture of London. With a luxurious stay at the Montcalm Hotel London, add elegance and comfort to your trip while you enjoy the best of what London Bridge has to offer its visitors from all over the world.

The Shard

The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, standing 244 meters above ground level. Offering breath-taking views of the city, it dominates the skyline on the south side of the River Thames. The Shard is open seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with late-night openings until 10:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The entrance of the Shard is located just outside London Bridge Station, which makes it easy to access.

A tip: Make sure to visit the View from The Shard to enjoy 360-degree views of the London skyline.

You can also choose a tour such as a sunset tour and the behind-the-scenes tour that are sure to make the Shard London Bridge experience even better!

Once you have taken in the gorgeous views from the shard, enjoy a scrumptious meal at one of the several popular restaurants near Finsbury Park.

Borough Market

With over 100 food stalls selling everything from fresh produce to cooked food, the Borough Market, near London Bridge station is the ultimate food lovers’ paradise. Try new flavours and cuisines here and learn about different cultures at the several food festivals that are held here. So, feel free to wander and explore the market only a few minutes from Hotel Montcalm London city, and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Southwark Cathedral

Overlooking the Borough Market, the Southwark Cathedral is a place of peace, reflection, and a reminder of London’s rich history. The cathedral was founded in the year 1106 and has been a place of worship for Christians for over 1,000 years. Originally an Augustinian priory, it was granted cathedral status in 1905 and is known for its enchanting architecture, including the Norman nave and its Gothic choir.

P.S. It also has a lovely herb garden to relax and appreciate the surreal beauty of nature.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum

The Old Operating Theatre Museum is Europe's oldest surviving operating theatre and one of the most intriguing museums in London. Housed in the 18th-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, the place is still equipped with the original operating table, surgical instruments, and even the blood-stained sawdust from the floor.

Qualifying as one of the most engaging attractions around London Bridge, the museum also houses a collection of medical artefacts and a library of medical books that provide a glimpse into the history and evolution of medicine.

Be it the city skyline views from The Shard or exploring the famous Borough Market, there’s plenty in store for you in the London Bridge area. So, book your stay at a London city hotel on great deals and experience the charm of London Bridge for real!