Exploring the area around the London Bridge


The London Bridge is most likely a spot you’ll come across if you’re planning on visiting London. Naturally, we’ll do best to provide relevant information on the attraction as well as the railway and underground station found nearby. Found close to Bankside, Borough, and Southwark – the London Bridge Railway station is found on the Northern and Jubilee lines. The station is also beside famous attractions such as: Tower Bridge, Tate Modern and other tourist attractions. With the cheap hotels in Hounslow, getting to the heart of the city is easier than ever – especially with the direct trains coming from Heathrow and into Paddington.  Park Grand London Hounslow provides the perfect balance between a close exit out of the city into another country, and a convenient means by which to get to the heart of the city.

london bridgeThe London Bridge is a sight that’s often understated in the way it’s promoted. But just the same as the London Eye and the Big Ben, it’s a venue most definitely worth visiting – representing the divide between the traditional city of London, and the more creative Bankside. Out of the all the bridges that run across the River Thames – the London Bridge is the one with the longest history, and was originally the only bridge over London’s river, until Putney Bridge opened in 1729. That just goes to show how ancient the London Bridge is…

To get a great insight into all of the bridges that span the River Thames; consider exploring the River Thames by boat by taking a Thames Clipper right from the London Bridge Pier. It’s the fastest and most frequent service running across the River Thames – serving 20 piers across London. Prices also tend to be reasonable – with fares between £4.50 and £10, depending on the number of stops you take.

But if you only want to get close to the London Bridge, then you’ll be glad to know that the area is full of hotels, bars, restaurants and attractions – with just a quick walk to Bankside. Besides, the Tower of London is also found nearby. When you’re on the London Bridge, you’ll notice that the skyline is dominated by The Shard – a multi-complex filled with apartments, restaurants, and office spaces that belong to thriving start-ups.

bridgeExciting attractions such as the London Bridge Experience are also on hand. And the UK’s oldest food market – Borough Market; is found close to London Bridge Railway station. In conclusion, if you’re visiting London this year, you would do well by spending a lot of your time around the London Bridge. It’s right in the middle between Bankside and the city, and is the ideal centre point from which to base your explorations of the two sides of the city.