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London Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames, connecting the City of London and Southwark. It is often confused with the more visually iconic Tower Bridge.
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Martina
Martina
February 13, 2020
Getting around Tube: Borough Tube station is on the Northern line in Zone 1. London Bridge and Elephant & Castle tube stations are nearby and offer access to the Bakerloo line, the Jubilee line and the Waterloo & City line. Rail: Borough residents benefit from easy access to two of London’s major…
Roberto
Roberto
February 29, 2020
Form unforgettable memories in London Bridge, an exciting neighbourhood where visitors experience a slice of the real London. Under the gaze of The Shard, western Europe's tallest building, London Bridge offers unusual sights and thrilling experiences alongside the world-famous waterway – the…
Anna
Anna
August 17, 2020
London Bridge is one of our favourite places to explore in the city. Offering such an eclectic mix of things to do. From the hustle and bustle of Borough Market to the magnificent Tower Bridge, the area is packed with some of the most quintessentially London things to see and do. If you’re looking…
Philippa
Philippa
September 25, 2019
Iconic Bridge that offers short tours up and through
Mona
Mona
November 4, 2019
It is a beautiful bridge, the only one that opens and from there you can take a sight-filled walk west towards Westminster and see most of London's main sightseeing points and landmarks.

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History Museum
“Climb onboard HMS Belfast and learn all about the UK’s navy and what life is like onboard a warship. ”
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Schloss
“The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which is separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was also used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins),[3] although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under kings Richard I, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site. The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times, and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. From the early 14th century until the reign of Charles II, a procession would be led from the Tower to Westminster Abbey on the coronation of a monarch. In the absence of the monarch, the Constable of the Tower is in charge of the castle. This was a powerful and trusted position in the medieval period. In the late 15th century, the castle was the prison of the Princes in the Tower. Under the Tudors, the Tower became used less as a royal residence, and despite attempts to refortify and repair the castle, its defensive systems lagged behind developments to deal with artillery. The peak period of the castle's use as a prison was the 16th and 17th centuries, when many figures who had fallen into disgrace, such as Elizabeth I before she became queen, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Elizabeth Throckmorton, were held within its walls. This use has led to the phrase "sent to the Tower". Despite its enduring reputation as a place of torture and death, popularised by 16th-century religious propagandists and 19th-century writers, only seven people were executed within the Tower before the World Wars of the 20th century. Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period. In the latter half of the 19th century, institutions such as the Royal Mint moved out of the castle to other locations, leaving many buildings empty. Anthony Salvin and John Taylor took the opportunity to restore the Tower to what was felt to be its medieval appearance, clearing out many of the vacant post-medieval structures. In the First and Second World Wars, the Tower was again used as a prison and witnessed the executions of 12 men for espionage. After the Second World War, damage caused during the Blitz was repaired, and the castle reopened to the public. Today, the Tower of London is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. Under the ceremonial charge of the Constable of the Tower, and operated by the Resident Governor of the Tower of London and Keeper of the Jewel House, the property is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage Site.”
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Premise
“The neighbourhood parish church where Shakespeare prayed while brother Edmund rang the bells. The Southwark Church dates back to 1207. Though the site has had a church for a t least a thousand years and inhabitants for 2000. ”
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History Museum
“The Clink was a prison in Southwark, England, which operated from the 12th century until 1780. The prison served the Liberty of the Clink, a local manor area owned by the Bishop of Winchester rather than by the reigning monarch. As the Liberty owner, the Bishop kept all revenues from the Clink Liberty, and could put people in prison for failing to make their payments. As the Bishop, he could also imprison heretics. The Clink prison was situated next to the Bishop's London-area residence of Winchester Palace. The Clink was possibly the oldest men's prison and probably the oldest women's prison in England.[”
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Denkmal/Wahrzeichen
“The second - ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 was done by this boat ! ( very close to Borough market) ”
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London, SE1 9RA