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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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Dorsett City London
Dorsett City London
4 out of 5
9 Aldgate High Street, London, England
The price is NZ$177 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Liverpool Street. Tower Bridge and Tower of London ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)
"Lovely room, view and location. Rooms are smaller than they look on pictures"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Dorsett City London
Shangri-La The Shard, London
Shangri-La The Shard, London
5 out of 5
31 St Thomas Street, London, England
The price is NZ$883 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Market, London Bridge and HMS Belfast. Globe Theatre and Tate Modern are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (959 reviews)
"The luxury the views and the 5 star treatment"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Shangri-La The Shard, London
The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$196 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,610 reviews)
"Good central location. Fantastic views from the front of the hotel. We had an excellent view of the marina at the rear of the hotel from our bedroom window."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

The Tower Hotel
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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
The price is NZ$168 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
Shangri-La The Shard, London
Shangri-La The Shard, London
5 out of 5
31 St Thomas Street, London, England
The price is NZ$883 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Shangri-La The Shard, London
The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is NZ$196 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
The Tower Hotel
Dorsett City London
Dorsett City London
4 out of 5
9 Aldgate High Street, London, England
The price is NZ$177 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Dorsett City London
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is NZ$212 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$256 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Novotel London Bridge
Novotel London Bridge
4 out of 5
53-61 Southwark Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$237 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Novotel London Bridge
Residence Inn by Marriott London Tower Bridge
Residence Inn by Marriott London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
180 Bermondsey Street, London, England
The price is NZ$203 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Residence Inn by Marriott London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
4 out of 5
10 Godliman Street, London, England
The price is NZ$252 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s
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