Want to be in the thick of the action? Hotels near London Bridge are many and varied, so why not have a look through lastminute.com and find some great deals.
Spanning the divide between the traditional City of London and the more relaxed, creative Bankside, London Bridge is a stretch of the Thames' southern bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. With an underground station named after it, it encompasses City Hall, HMS Belfast and many theatres, museums, bars, clubs and restaurants.
Of all the bridges over the River Thames, London Bridge has the longest history. It was the only bridge over the Thames until Putney Bridge opened in 1729. The famous Tower Bridge, close by, is often mistakenly called ‘London Bridge’.
Travel back in time and uncover the dark secrets of the world’s most famous and haunted bridge. Laugh and scream your way through 2,000 years of history, seeing, hearing and smelling London Bridge through the ages. Come face-to-face with the Roman army, be regaled by tales of terror as Jack the Ripper and Ben Crouch lurk, searching for their next victim, then enter the vortex and be taken to the hellish London Tombs.
For an altogether more heavenly experience, why not climb The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, which dominates the London Bridge skyline? There are three levels near the top that offer the best views across London.
Another alternative from the London Bridge Experience is to go on a lovely relaxing boat trip on the Thames. Take a Thames Clipper from London Bridge pier, or an evening City Cruise from Tower Bridge pier.