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Millennium Bridge, London

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See some of the city’s major landmarks from the iconic Millennium Bridge, built to mark the millennium and quickly nicknamed the "Wobbly Bridge" after some pedestrians felt an unexpected swaying motion days after it originally opened for foot traffic. Extensively modified to remove the wobbling, the steel suspension bridge re-opened in 2002, connecting the City of London with the Tate Gallery in Bankside. The bridge’s alignment offers a clear view of St. Paul’s Cathedral’s south façade, framed by the bridge supports. Take a walk across the River Thames in the evening hours to take photos of the New Globe Theater, Tate Modern, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, with the nighttime cityscape providing a memorable backdrop. Our London trip itinerary planner makes visiting Millennium Bridge and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 19, 2017
    After an evening meal on Bankside (south of the river) I strolled across the bridge one summer's evening. Views looking to the north were magnificent, with St Paul's Cathedral featuring prominently. T...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Coming here to check the bridge after watching it on Harry Potter movie. The bridge has interesting design and quite sturdy, but there aren't much to it other than that. The view is nice though. You c...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    One of the newer crossings of the Thames, the Millennium Bridge's fame is now safely secure among its older, more historic brethren. After a rocky beginning, that led to it being closed shortly after ...  more »
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  • An engineering marvel.. despite early wobbling. Very popular. Literally a bridge that connects St.Pauls cathedral a religious place on one end to Tate modern gallery a place of art and culture. Always thrilled to be walking on the Millennium bridge..no matter how many hundred times I have done it before. Piece of modern history
  • It's bridge across the river, what more is there to say? Makes for some good photos - especially approaching St Paul's. Crowded in the rush hour with commuters in the morning and commuters and tourists in the evening. Convenient for getting to the tate modern.
  • Visited at night. Great views of St. Paul's Cathedral and views of the Shard from Millennium Bridge. Enjoyed the night views and a must visit. I'm into Photography so its the perfect spot for night time long exposure photography. I will visit again.
  • I walked from one end to the other without falling in the Thames - It did all I would ever ask of a bridge so 5 stars - Why Google is asking for reviews on bridges is beyond me! reviews on popular staircases next no doubt.
  • The quickest way from the Globe Theatre to St Paul's Cathedral. Usually crowded. Not unexpected, considering it is a free tourist attraction. Excellent views on either side up and down the Thames River.

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