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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%History Buffs
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (41)
- London BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Feb 27, 2014
It never fails to amaze us how many people mistake the Tower Bridge for the London Bridge. Temper your expectations, hunt out this seemingly mundane structure, but remind yourself of the history it indicates. Appreciate it for what it is; don't downgrade it in comparison with a more impressive and recognizable landmark.
- London BridgeMember ofSpiritual SeekersFeb 05, 2014
NOT Tower Bridge. Apparently, a US state wanted to buy London Bridge and did, getting it shipped over piece by piece, without realising that it wasn't Tower Bridge. Sounds ridiculous, probably is just apocrypha. Otherwise, it is a bridge. Not much more to be said.
- London BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 15, 2013
Very pedestrian friendly London bridge with great views of the city, the west end and the South Bank. Easy walk from London Bridge to Monument station for those concerned about transport links.
- London BridgeOct 20, 2013
The London Bridge has been built and rebuilt several times. It connects the City of London to Southwark, crossing the River Thames. As far as bridges go, it's not as impressive as the Tower Bridge, but it is a major historical sight to see.
- London BridgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Jan 21, 2013
"London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down" - Everybody knows this song right? Well, if you are looking at the London Bridge today, you might be just wondering ... where is it that is falling down? I mean, the bridge seems to be pretty strong, nothing seems to be about to fall off anytime. But then why should it be? After all, it is only 40 years old of age!
Yes, the ‘current’ London Bridge is quiet a newly built. I say ‘current’ because there had been several ‘incarnation’ of London Bridge and not all of them located at exactly the same stretch of the river. In fact, the first London Bridge was built by the Romans at circa AD 50. After that subsequent bridges were built and replaced, until the oldest surviving one, the one before the current one, that stood for about 6 centuries. Let’s call this one the ‘Old’ London Bridge.
If you have time, check out any pictures of the Old bridge, you will be amaze to see how different it is compare to the current one. I mean the Old bridge looks more like the Tower Bridge with all the arches and buildings at the top of the bridge. No wonder people keep mistakenly think that the Tower Bridge is the London Bridge, it does have a resemblance. The Old London bridge was also, until the mid-18th century, the ONLY Bridge crossing the Thames in London! Maybe this is the origin of that famous Nursery Rhyme, with the whole population of London only having one way to cross the river, no wonder the bridge is ‘falling down’.
Back to the New London Bridge, for me there is not much to see, it just look like any other bridges in London, in fact there are other bridges that looks more interesting than this. Maybe that’s why it’s just not as popular as the Tower Bridge, which might also explain the mistake.
I mean, looking at it, visitors might say, ‘That’s it!?’ – ‘This can’t be THE London Bridge, can it?!’ – I know I did when I visited it the first time.
- London BridgeNov 29, 2012
London Bridge seems to continually be mixed up with Tower Bridge, even though London Bridge is the one everyone has heard about it, and for good reason. Since the founding of London there has always been a bridge of some kind at that spot The current bridge was built in 1973 and is a rather plain concrete structure. It's not much to look at but it gives some great views of the Thames and the rather more ornate Tower Bridge.
- London Bridge