Top 6 Things To Do In The London Bridge Area

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If you’re looking for amazing activities in the heart of London, then the London Bridge area is a pretty amazing place to start.

It’s the epicentre of the city and is the perfect place to find amazing attractions, world class food and stunning culture.

You’ll find several of the most historic and iconic buildings here, as well as some of the city’s modern skyscrapers like the Shard- not to mention the northern bank of the River Thames in this area is where the Romans established Londinium nearly 2,000 years ago!

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Now let’s take a look at the very best things on offer in one of London’s key hotspots.

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most historical and intriguing structures in the city.

It was first built by William the Conqueror after the successful Norman invasion of Britain, and was actually designed as a sign of strength in order to quash any thoughts of an English uprising.

The Tower was used as a prison and execution grounds, as well as an armoury, a torture chamber and even a King’s menagerie at one point.

There are stunning Royal apartments in the White Tower and in today’s world the castle is home to the priceless Crown Jewels.

You can tour the beautiful castle and learn about its fascinating and violent history from the famous ‘Beefeater’ guards who protect the castle and its secrets.

You can even meet the permanent resident ravens that are crucial to the strength of the castle, city and nation- it’s a truly fascinating day out!

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is surely one of the most iconic structures in the city, and without question one of the most recognisable bridges in the world.

This stunning creation was built in 1886 by renowned architects Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry, after they won a public competition with their design.

The bridge uses the bascule system to open its two leafs, or arms, when allowing ships to pass and is one of the finest sights in the city.

You can tour the engine rooms, bascule rooms and even the control room on an incredible tour of the bridge, but most exciting of all, you can cross a glass walkway 43 metres above the Thames between the iconic towers.

This is a fascinating bridge, with a long and intricate history- so get out there and discover one of the city’s true gems.

HMS Belfast

The HMS Belfast is one of the best museums in the city, and a truly wonderful experience for all.

She started life in the Navy during WWII and saw more than her fair share of action.

Belfast assisted with Operation Overlord on D-Day, one of the crucial moments in the war, and even served during the Korean War.

Eventually coming to rest in the Thames after a long and embattled life, this stunning ship is one of the best living museums on earth.

You can explore the crew quarters, armouries, gun placements, and pretty much everywhere else on the war ship.

The insight and history is absolutely fascinating, and is suitable for all ages.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Unfortunately, the original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire in the early 17th century- but the replica is pretty much as close to the original as possible.

It was constructed in 1997 using many of the traditional construction methods, and is a truly staggering sight to behold. Walking through the doors is like taking a step back in time, and seeing one of the Bard’s plays performed is a fantastic experience.

It gives a whole new meaning to the works of Shakespeare, and the atmosphere in this gorgeous building is unlike any other theatre on earth.

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is one of the best modern art galleries in the world.

It is housed in the old Bankside Power Station that underwent a massive restoration, and you can find some of the greatest works ever produced here.

Not just limited to art work, this stunning building contains film, live performance, photography, and live art exhibits.

Wandering through the galleries you’ll find the likes of Salvadore Dali, Picasso, Rene Magritte, Warhol, Pollock and many more.

You can also check out the viewing galleries on the top floor for a stunning view of the city.

But best of all? It’s totally free to visit!

Borough Market

Borough Market is thought to be one of the oldest markets in the entire city- and that’s really saying something.

There are records detailing markets on this site dating back at least 1,000 years, but many presume its history is much longer.

In the past Borough Market was a place to pick up wholesale produce, and that is still true today- although the market in its current form makes it one of the best in the world.

It’s a food market offering over 150 vendors providing street food from all over the world, staggeringly good coffee, incredible handmade products, stunning artisanal goods and much, much more.

If you’re looking to get a delicious lunch then this is the very best place in the city.

London’s Calling

So there you have it, some of the best things on offer in the London Bridge area.

Located right in the heart of the city, it should come as no surprise that there is an incredible array of things to see and do, but the fact is that you could easily spend a couple of days exploring this gorgeous area.

Even just walking along the banks of the River Thames here is a totally unique experience, with London’s stunning skyline revealing itself to you as you walk.

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What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore!