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Millennium Bridge, London

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • I loved making this journey. From Westminster bridge to London Bridge, all lovely! Several options of cafes and bars along the way.
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  • Around the other side of Big Ben is like pointing to the region with the City Hall and the London Eye. To walk along the River Thames and amusement, that touch on the South side of London. On the South side of Central London is surprisingly small numbers of people, 1-fantastic 2 hours walking around.
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  • A few minutes from St Paul cathedral the bridge allows some stunning views as you cross. Ideal to get to the tate museum. There were hundreds of tourists when I went but there seems to be a unspoken etiquette of who walks which way and it was a very pleasant walk. I would say it looks a lot better at night, by day it's not much to look at from a personal level.
  • Cool bridge that gives access to the tate modern. I would recommend picking up some caramel almonds from the sellers either side. They are great. The bridge can get very crowded though.
  • Covered in tourists but they're right to go. Beautiful views East and West of Thames. St Paul's in the North and it's modern mirror image Tate Modern in the South. Fantastic photo opportunities. Only wish they'd made it a little wider ;-)
  • Iconic and pretty much the link to the Old and the new. In reference to tate modern and st paul. I am so glad that people did not adopt to putting locks on this bridge like the one in Paris. The view is best enjoyed when not very busy.
  • Not bad for a walking bridge.It's wide,spacious and also windy.Soooo not used to it this 12 celsius temperature. Hopefully i can.
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