Things to do near London Bridge 


London Bridge is a great place to stay in London, as it’s so close to so many tourist attractions! If you want somewhere central and easily located for transport, London Bridge is a great place to book a hotel and base your trip. There’s loads of things to do near London Bridge to keep you entertained too - and here are some of our favourite picks.
 

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge at night

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the World, and it’s only a 5 minute walk from London Bridge. It’s free to walk across the amazing structure, and you’re sure to take some amazing selfies and photos there. Make an afternoon of it, and maybe visit the viewing platform that run along the top of the bridge too, so you can see it from all angles!
 

Tower of London

There are many London Bridge tourist attractions - but The Tower of London has to be one of the oldest! The Tower of London is one of the oldest landmarks in London and is steeped in royal history. Take a guided tour around, and you’ll learn all about the royal family, as well as the history of London, and the many prisoners that were taken to the Tower. It’s also home to the Crown Jewels - which need to be seen to be believed!
 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Credit: Photographer Pawel Libera

Not the original theatre, but an incredible replica! This attraction near London Bridge, is a 5-10 minute walk and one of the most popular attractions for school trips and students. The theatre is amazing to look at - but the magic truly happens when you watch a performance there, so try hard to book some tickets in advance, if you can!
 

The Shard 

Sunset view of the Shard and London Skyline

A relatively new addition to London’s skyline, this huge building is now one of the most eye-catching in the capital. The huge glass structure towers above London and offers epic views across the city for miles in every direction. You can take in the views by visiting the viewing platform, or you can book a table at one of the restaurants inside. Either way, prepare to be wowed.
 

The London Bridge Experience

London Bridge Exhibition

If you’re after something a little spooky, and want to be frightened - then The London Bridge Experience is definitely for you. It’ll get your adrenaline pumping, and it’s also quite interesting (as it fills you in on all of London’s gruesome history). A great option for older kids or teenagers, and also groups of friends too.