This historic junction has played an essential role in the city’s transportation.10 min
Established in Roman times, this is London’s oldest food market.2 min
This is perhaps the 1st museum dedicated to the history of tea & coffee.2 min
The alleys here are reminiscent of this medieval transportation center.4 min
Originally, this area was occupied by St. Thomas Hospital4 min
This site features a mini-museum and a small piece of the medieval London Bridge.3 min
The tallest building in the country, this tower resembles a huge shard of glass.3 min
A popular attraction, London Dungeon features exhibits of the city’s darker history.3 min
The Southwark Playhouse offers a program of performance, education, & community work.4 min
This building was built in 1856 and was a working dock for more than a century.3 min
This site offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Thames River.3 min
This huge vessel was a battleship during World War II & the Korean War.2 min
This area has been extensively revived since the start of the new millennium.5 min
Reminiscent of Victorian times, this road is lined with shops, cafés, & restaurants.2 min
This one time dock has been converted for modern use.3 min
Once opened up to 50 times a day, Tower Bridge now opens only a few times a week.3 min
This tower is famous for being the royal treasury and a place of execution.4 min
This ancient church has a rich history.2 min
Two buildings dominate the square: the Port of London Authority & Trinity House.4 min
On our London Bridge walk, you will hear about many of the hidden treasures of this recently rejuvenated area of London. Butler’s Wharf is a fine example of how the area has been rejuvenated within the last few decades.
There are several major tourist attractions on the route. As well as the obvious Tower Bridge and Tower of London, you will pass The London Bridge Experience, opened in early 2008, the London Dungeons, Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Experience, The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garrett, and the Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum.
This part of London once marked the beginning of many a journey out of the city and as such was home to many hostelries. The George Inn, much of which is still just as it was 200 years ago, provides a spectacular example of the galleried courtyards that once used to pepper this area. Both Shakespeare and Dickens are rumoured to have enjoyed the surroundings of such inns in this part of London.