A hub of activity surrounds the bridge, first constructed in the 13th century to connect the banks of the River Thames with one another.
Attractions near London Bridge
London Bridge is also home to the glittering Shard building, a skyscraper that towers at 310m (1016ft) high. The Shard isn’t just London’s tallest structure, but the tallest building in the European Union. From the top floor, it promises spectacular views of London that will rival The London Eye when its viewing gallery opens in February 2013.
Also near London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral has been a place of worship for over 1000 years. For a peek into the murky depths of London’s history, The London Dungeons and The London Bridge Experience – both located next to London Bridge station – are un-missable.
London Bridge’s food and cultural scene
Thanks to its vibrant culinary and cultural atmosphere, London Bridge is just as popular with Londoners as it is international visitors. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Borough Market erupts into life under the bridge, selling everything from local fruit and vegetables to specialist cheese and artisan bread.
For a night at the theatre, London Bridge has plenty to entertain; the Southwark Playhouse is one of London’s most acclaimed off-West End theatres, and a play at Shakespeare’s Globe – restored to its 17th century glory in the 1990s – will transport visitors to the Elizabethan environment in which the Bard first composed his timeless tales.