London Bridge is synonymous with two things: food and arguably, the best views in the city.
I spent a rather lovely day with my family exploring the area and I’ve put together a few of my top tips to get the most out of this corner of London.
Perfect for sightseeing
The bridge itself offers magnificent views of both old and new London. You can take in sights such as Tower Bridge and St Paul’s alongside The Shard, currently London’s tallest building which offers breath taking panoramic views of London. You can pay to visit the top of The Shard. However, I prefer to go to one of the bars on the 32nd floor where the view is the same, albeit slightly lower down and spend the entry fee on a cocktail instead! Book ahead if you would like to eat but I find if you get there early they’ll be able to accommodate you. Oh! and wear smart shoes or you’ll be refused entry.
You can’t visit London Bridge without stopping by Borough Market. I got to know it when the food scene began to develop some 15 years ago. In those days the market was still very traditional and there was a lot of building work going on but slowly the foodie stalls began to grow and morph into the food mecca it is today.
If brunch is your thing head to London Grind the decor is an Instagrammer’s dream. You won’t be disappointed with the food and the cocktail menu is divine. It gets very busy so book ahead of be prepared to wait.
A diverse and fun day out
In my opinion London Bridge offers a diverse mix of entertainment from historical sights such as the Golden Hinde to the more fun and interactive Clink Museum set along side buskers and side shows. All located just a stone’s throw away from The Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern for those seeing higher forms of entertainment.
Make sure you put London Bridge at the top of your list next time you are in London! Browse the area for hotels in the area.
This post was sponsored by Hotels.com who kindly sent me some spending money for my London Bridge adventure. As usual, all views and recommendations are my own.