Marvel at the amazing array of food at Borough Market. And see the city spread out at your feet from The Shard or the Sky Garden. Check out the crown jewels at the Tower of London, admire a Picasso at the Tate Modern and join the standing rabble at Shakespeare’s Globe…There’s so much to do around London Bridge and lots to entertain, with plenty of restaurants, bars and pubs catering for the City’s thirsty workers and tourists including the George Inn, the oldest pub in London.
Getting here: Take Southeastern trains to London Bridge.
Take the helm of HMS Belfast, London’s iconic landmark, that sailed the globe. There are hundreds of stories to discover up and down the nine decks that were once home to almost one thousand crew members. Discover the workings of a major battleship from the vast engine room 15ft below sea level to the 6-inch guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day. Take in the 360-degree views of London from the Thames on the Second World War’s great sea faring survivor.
See the whole of London spread out before you from the top of the tallest building in western Europe. Up at 800ft, The View from The Shard offers spectacular 360 degree views over London for up to 40 miles - twice as high as any other vantage point in the city. Out in the open air on the 72nd floor skydeck, use the touchscreen telescopes to see the sights in greater detail and at day, night, sunrise and sunset.
The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the original open air playhouse where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first performed, just ten minutes’ walk from London Bridge station. Watching a play here is like stepping back in time, with all the productions designed to recreate the setting and conditions The Bard would have originally written for. You can even get right in the mix by choosing one of the standing tickets at the front of the stage. The theatre productions here are among the best in London and each season there are several Shakespeare classics to watch. Even if you’re not attending a play, you can do the Globe Exhibition and Tour, and explore the life and work of Shakespeare and theatre in his time.
Discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join a free tour from one of the iconic Beefeaters to hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, discover the exotic beasts held captive in the Tower, walk along the famous walls, learn the legend of the Tower's ravens… there’s so much to entertain at the Tower of London. Aside from its grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within the walls of this famous 11th century fortress you will also discover a luxurious medieval palace and the Royal Armoury. The Tower of London is a must-see London landmark and it’s just a 20 minute walk from London Bridge station, next to the magnificent Tower Bridge.
Originally started under the railway arches in 2010, this unlikely destination soon became very popular on Saturday mornings for a wander and some grocery shopping. In just two years, the weekend-only Maltby Street Market grew at such a rate, it extended to cover the whole street. From Oysters and Champagne to lovingly made scotch eggs to fresh juices and delicious doughnuts, there is a fantastic range of delicious food and drink for all to enjoy.
If coffee is what you need, then look no further than The Gentlemen Baristas. Situated just ten minutes walk away from London Bridge, this independent coffee house is worth the walk for a guaranteed good cup of coffee and friendly service.
London’s premier gourmet food market is also its oldest and busiest. It’s a vibrant, bustling affair with over 100 stalls of the finest fresh produce, fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees and cakes, plus tons of delicious specialities imported from around the world. There’s also plenty of mouth-watering international street food on offer – we defy you to resist! Open Monday-Saturday, it’s a great place to just wander around, soak up the atmosphere and the yummy smells and take advantage of all the free samples. And it’s just a couple of minutes’ walk from London Bridge station.
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