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If you’re someone who prefers a wonder around historical sites over the streets of Chelsea then this post is for you. Whether you’re making a short visit or a regular visitor, London Bridge is a great place to start. Located in the City of London, it’s easily accessible via underground, rail and local bus service. There’s a lot you can do in little time so, if you’re looking for ideas then this post is for you. After reading this you may want to stay a little longer at a London Bridge hotel.
If you wanted to go to several attractions in one day then you may want to check the London pass. For just £75 you can have a days access to 80+ top attractions across London. These include a walk across Tower Bridge which has a glass floor. See here for more.
As you know from my previous posts, I love eating so food has to be top of the list. The great thing about London Bridge is that there is a huge range or food options in the famous food market. The food market is one of the oldest and largest in London with the site dating right back to the 12th century.
Although here is great variety of refreshments at the market it does all close at 5pm.
If you’re looking for somewhere to wash down a great dinner or after work drinks then there are many places to check out. The Summer weather in London is great at the moment (fingers crossed) so why not take a stroll along the river and check out the beautiful places not to eat and drink.
Alternatively there are many local pubs and bars to check out. Like Flat Iron Steak which isn’t just great for steaks but also their amazing cocktail selection. Since it’s super cozy and open until late, you could unwind at the bar alone or with company.
Right opposite one of the many London Bridge station exits is Hay’s Galleria. It has a selection of restaurants, shops, flats and offices along the riverside inside a Grade II listed structure. The building was originally a warehouse associated with the wharf for the port of London.
If you walk out of Hay’s Galleria towards the riverside then you won’t miss this. HMS Belfast is a permanently moored museum ship operated by the Imperial War Museum. You can take a look inside the ship which was built for the Royal Navy during opening hours.
You can not miss the amazing view of Tower Bridge. Often this is mistaken for being London Bridge however it’s just a short riverside walk away (0.5mi upstream). If you’re not scared of heights then not only can you take a look inside but you can experience the glass floor. The floor is 42 metres above the River Thames and 11 metres long. If you’re really lucky then you may even have a chance to witness the bridge raising beneath your feet.
If you do make the 0.5mi walk to Tower Bridge then you should certainly check out St Katherine’s Dock Marina. This is a personal favourite location and the only central London marina. With its range of bars and restaurants you’ll be short of things to do while gazing over the beautiful views.
The hidden gems of London Bridge doesn’t stop there! You could take a look at some of the amazing views from the shard. Alternatively there are some attractions only a short walk away such as London Sky Garden.
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*The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own