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Millennium Bridge, London
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The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. It is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction began in 1998 and it initially opened in June 2000.Londoners nicknamed the bridge the "Wobbly Bridge" after pedestrians felt unexpected swaying motion. The bridge was closed later on opening day and, after two days of limited access, it was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the motion. It reopened in 2002.The southern end of the bridge is near the Globe theatre, the Bankside Gallery, and Tate Modern, the north end next to the City of London School below St Paul's Cathedral. The bridge alignment is such that a clear view (i.e. a "terminating vista") of St Paul's south façade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.
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  • Potolkajtes' in the crowd near the eyes, look at young people, which meets flocks close to Millenium Bridge, and ... back across the bridge itself, closer to London privіchnomu
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  • Know didn't know that this place is called the Millennium Mile, until I saw this name on Tripjedvajzore. The place is very touristic, whatever the weather icy people from all over the world. You can stroll along one side of the promenade in one way and another in another, photographing beautiful views. I think all do. If only it were not so sunny and windy.
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  • The scenic walk route from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge, which is actually almost two miles long, with splendid views along the south banks of Thames is a great way to spend a sunny morning or ...  more »
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  • Where: Millennium Bridge - London What: A pedestrian bridge over the river Thames How was it: It was nice. The bridge itself is aesthetically beautiful plus it made it's debut on the Harry Potter (Half Blood Prince) that we watched when we were in town. There is a nice view of the water and the St Paul's cathedral at the north end. Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yeah, it's a nice part of the city (especially if walking from south to north).
  • It's covered in tourists, idiots with Boris Bikes, and reeks of candied nuts, but you'll love every second of it! The views are some of the best to be had in London. The nuts are actually quite tasty. And the Tate Modern is welcoming near. Not to mention you'll end up in thousands of travel photos, which will keep you in the hearts and on the mantels of total strangers for untold generations.
  • Stunning location to walk at night or day. Make sure to take your camera because the view is outstanding from the centre of the bridge. Take the train to Waterloo and then cross over to bank station.
  • Pedestrian foot bridge above the Thames - nicknamed "the wobbly bridge" when it first opened as it was...wobbly! Closed again soon after and now totally non-wobbly. Lovely views of the Thames as you cross, no traffic noise or fumes nearby (except from the river!) and links the Tate Modern Art Museum (South Bank) and St. Paul's Cathedral (North Bank) - two must see attractions for residents and tourists alike.
  • Great views and a lovely cool breeze on a warm day. On the southern end of the bridge there are loads of great photo opportunities.