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Lambeth Bridge

Discover memorial gardens, art galleries and historic buildings and admire the winding River Thames from this arched bridge.

Although less well-known than many of London’s other Thames crossings, Lambeth Bridge offers one compelling reason to visit: the views of the capital from here are superb. Admire London sights, such as the Victoria Tower Gardens, from this vehicle and foot bridge and explore pretty memorial gardens, art galleries and other historic London buildings at either end.

The present bridge structure, designed by British civil engineer Sir George W. Humphreys and architects Sir Reginald Blomfield and G. Topham Forrest, was completed in 1932. Note the use of steel, cast-iron and granite in the construction as well as the bridge’s red paint scheme, a reference to the red-leather benches in the nearby House of Lords. The adjacent Westminster Bridge is painted green, representing the green-colored seats of the House of Commons.

Stroll, drive or take a bus across the bridge and try to spot the city’s iconic sights. The bridge affords great views of recognizable landmarks such as the London Eye and Big Ben.

Venture to the west end of Lambeth Bridge to reach Victoria Tower Gardens, a public park housing Auguste Rodin’s cast of the sculpture The Burghers of Calais. The park also contains Buxton Memorial Fountain, commemorating the work of anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Fowell Buxton, and the Emmeline Pankhurst Memorial, which pays homage to the late suffragette leader.

Find Westminster Abbey, a church known for its stunning Gothic architecture, at the northwest end of the gardens. The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) are also just north of the gardens. Head south of the gardens to see the headquarters of MI5, the U.K.’s counter intelligence agency. Continue south from here to visit Tate Britain, a world-class gallery where the collection features artworks by lauded artists, including nearly 2,500 works by English Romantic landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner.

To get to Lambeth Bridge, ride the Tube to Westminster station and walk to the western end of the bridge in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, walk to the bridge from Lambeth North Tube station in about the same time.


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Lodging Near Lambeth Bridge

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Marlin Waterloo $140
Marlin Waterloo

Marlin Waterloo

111 Westminster Bridge Road, London
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 408 reviews
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    This aparthotel is located in London (Lambeth), close to Imperial War Museum, London Dungeon, and Big Ben. Also nearby are Sea Life London Aquarium and Coca-Cola London Eye.

    The Grosvenor Hotel $125
    The Grosvenor Hotel

    The Grosvenor Hotel

    101 Buckingham Palace Road, London
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 1,270 reviews
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      Located in Belgravia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre, Buckingham Palace, and St. James Park. Big Ben and Sloane Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London $165
      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

      200 Westminster Bridge Road, London
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 9,204 reviews
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        This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel and ideal choice for city break or business trip.

        Park Plaza London Riverbank $121
        Park Plaza London Riverbank

        Park Plaza London Riverbank

        18 Albert Embankment, London
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 3,082 reviews
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          Park Plaza London Riverbank is across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, close to Westminster. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within easy reach. The hotel is easily approachable from Waterloo, Vauxhall and Westminster stations.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster $157
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster

          30 John Islip Street, London
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 3,109 reviews
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            Located in City of Westminster, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tate Britain, Big Ben, and Houses of Parliament. Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey are also within 15 minutes.

            Mondrian London $136
            Mondrian London

            Mondrian London

            20 Upper Ground, London
               
              4.7
              of 5, from 1,076 reviews
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              Located in Lambeth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal National Theatre, Tate Modern, and Southbank Centre. St. Paul's Cathedral and London Dungeon are also within 15 minutes.

              Park Plaza London Waterloo $142
              Park Plaza London Waterloo

              Park Plaza London Waterloo

              6 Hercules Road, London
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 1,343 reviews
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                Located in Lambeth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florence Nightingale Museum, The Vaults, and Imperial War Museum. Old Vic and Southbank Centre Book Market are also within 10 minutes.

                Novotel London Waterloo
                Novotel London Waterloo

                Novotel London Waterloo

                113 Lambeth Road, London
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 1,730 reviews
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                  Just a step away from River Thames, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, and minutes away from the London Eye. For children, the Vauxhall City Farm and other family friendly activities are just minutes away.