London Bridge

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Known for its association with a well-known nursery rhyme, this iconic bridge has existed in various forms for more than 2,000 years.

London Bridge is easily one of the most famously named bridges in the world, and the site of the oldest recorded crossing of the River Thames. Walk across the landmark structure, enjoy gorgeous river views and pick up insights into the bridge’s history in its underground vaults.

A bridge has spanned this section of the River Thames since A.D. 50. In 1962, its 19th-century incarnation was disassembled brick by brick and transported to Arizona. It had been bought by a man named Robert McCulloch to serve as a tourist attraction at Lake Havasu. The current crossing dates back to 1973 and was built in a simple style popular during the 1970s.

As you make your way across the bridge, look for the sculpture of a spike on its south side. The work of art commemorates the old bridge’s 30 spikes upon which the severed heads of traitors were placed. Pause to take in the delightful views of the Thames, including Tower Bridge, a little further downstream. Many tourists often confuse London Bridge with this grand Victorian crossing.

After your stroll, venture beneath the bridge for the London Bridge Experience. This interactive attraction traces the dark history of the bridge and surrounding area, covering 2,000 years. The journey is led by actors and features a variety of special effects designed to transport visitors to the London of centuries past. Watch Boudicca battle the Romans, hear stories of Jack the Ripper and experience the Great London Fire.

London Bridge spans the Thames between London’s financial district and Southwark, in central London. Although you can reach the bridge from London Bridge station, Monument Tube station actually offers easier access. On both sides of the bridge, you will find plenty of busy bars and restaurants where you can stop for refreshments. For those planning to visit the London Bridge Experience, note that it is open daily and admission charges apply.

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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England, E1W 1LD
The price is $113 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,817 reviews)
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"Superb location, views, located near all transport. Staff were very friendly, rooms a little tired furniture wise but beds very comfortable and slept well, good working air con. We we’re in 11th floor and lifts were challenging and no sequencing so ended up waiting along time, however would definitely ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

The Tower Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is $136 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,711 reviews)
"Great location. Clean room. Good breakfast. Room had almost everything we needed - one issue was a broken kettle so no drinks in the room."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

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Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - Tower of London
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - Tower of London
4 out of 5
8-14 Cooper's Row, London, England, EC3N 2BQ
The price is $142 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,101 reviews)
"Kids were not allowed to swim after 6 pm even the pool was empty! My grandkids were disappointed"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - Tower of London
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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England, E1W 1LD
The price is $113 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is $136 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
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Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - Tower of London
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City - Tower of London
4 out of 5
8-14 Cooper's Row, London, England, EC3N 2BQ
The price is $142 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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Shangri-La The Shard, London
Shangri-La The Shard, London
5 out of 5
31 St Thomas Street, London, England, SE1 9QU
The price is $582 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Shangri-La The Shard, London
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is $123 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Club Quarters Hotel London City
Club Quarters Hotel London City
4 out of 5
7 Gracechurch Street, London, England, EC3V 0DR
The price is $148 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
The price is $239 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
4 out of 5
7 Pepys Street, London, England, EC3N 4AF
The price is $125 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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Sea Containers London
Sea Containers London
5 out of 5
20 Upper Ground, London, England, SE1 9PD
The price is $249 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Sea Containers London
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