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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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  • Great spot for phot taking. Looking both ways up and down the river and even across the bridge. Loved to look at the engineering structure of the bridge itself. Loved it.  more »
  • Nice modern bridge to cross the Thames. We came from Tate Modern ... when you cross the bridge you bump into St Paul's cathedral.  more »
  • Love this bridge. You have a lovely view to St. Paul's, and in the Sun show the photos look great. Love the Southbank of Thames, recommend a walk there. Shakespeare's Globe is close.
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  • As a Londoner cod the last two years - this is one of my favourite places to walk in the city centre, especially at night! From the centre of the bridge you can see St Paul's perfectly framed between the buildings on one side of the bridge, the Tate Gallery on the other side (a great view from up there too), and can also see the London Eye and Tower Bridge! At night, the lights along the Thames are beautiful, and it's eerily quiet all around, even on a Saturday night! The middle of the bridge is dim enough that you can even see the stars well, but it feels really safe too! The bridge design itself is beautiful, don't miss it!
  • Built to celebrate Millennium 2000, this is one of my favourite places in London. Place to enjoy views, romantic lights around Thames at night, etc. Interesting modern architecture. I love its design. I usually travel to St Pauls station and walk from there 5 minutes. This is also easiest way to get to Tate Modern. Also Globe is nearby.
  • This is a really fantastic bridge. It has just the perfect amount of grip to keep you from falling over the edge while allowing you to effortlessly glide over London's most notorious river. The bridge features a lift and two sets of stairs on the north side and a smooth ramp on the south, perfect for those who enjoy variety in the form of pedestrian elevation. I highly recommend using this bridge, especially if you ever need to get from one side of the Thames to the other and happen to be in the area.
  • Best way to walk across the river between St Paul's and the south Bank. Lot of other good ways to cross the Thames, which is why I had to qualify that statement so drastically. Tunnels at Rotherhithe and Woolwich are both charismatically damp. Non-pedestrian options should include the Emirates Airline, very nice. Or you could walk to Marlow and cross on the suspension bridge there, which will put you next to pub in either direction. Love the Thames. But back to the Millennium bridge. No longer wobbles. Good view east and west. Always rammed with tourists. Except by night, late at night, when it really is pretty. Wide enough for, oh, say 8 friends to walk arm in arm? More than that would be a challenge. But too narrow for, say, two fire engines.
  • Offers one of the best views of the city. From here you can see St. Paul's, the Shard and Tower Bridge. Not too crowded.