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  • Mike from Toron... R
    Unionville, Canada64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic bridge that we wanted to see (teenager wanted because of Spider-man). Was interesting to see… note that there are A LOT of stairs to climb… not insurmountable but enough to make you wish that you hit the treadmill before vacation.

    We spent about 30-45 minutes there… that was enough to get a few good pictures and see everything.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,817 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a self guided walking tour along the south bank and crossed the bridge from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to St. Paul's Cathedral. The views you get from the bridge are unique and you can get a good vantage point of St. Paul's Cathedral and nearby popular buildings like the Walkie Talkie tower and the Shard. You can also see Tower Bridge off in the distance and this bridge was seen in a Harry Potter film. This bridge is a pedestrian bridge and takes about 6 minutes to cross but it will likely take longer if you stop for photos. We spent about 15 minutes in the area.

    The bridge isn't too far from Borough Market and Tate Modern. There are a number of good restaurants and cafes near the bridge as well. There are many busses that frequent the north and south side of the bank and I believe St. Paul's underground station is the closest for metro but is a 9 minute walk away.
    Written 2 July 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Nice famous bridge
    * Fantastic views and photo opportunities (please see my "helpful" ones)
    * This connects the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) with the gaudy entertainment on the south shore of the Thames

    CONS
    * Crowded- it can be very crowded (with tourists)
    * A location known to be a hub for scammers and even pickpockets

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because I had to visit this iconic bridge.

    I crossed from the Westminster tube station across to the south bank of the River Thames, on the eastern side. Yes it was crowded but I didn't see the scammers and pickpockets whom we know are always interested in this place.

    I did see the same Scottish bagpipe player in the same exact spot that he was standing during my previous visit in 2016 (see my many "helpful" photos; I also have videos of him).

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Sure

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It is free.

    ADVICE
    * A visit to London requires seeing and crossing this bridge, but be careful and alert and watch your stuff and don't get scammed
    * It is a great place for photo opportunities in all directions
    * Go down the steps and under the bridge on both sides, especially the south bank.

    FULL DISCLOSURE
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    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Jannerbloke
    Plymouth, UK13,216 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Might not be, but the curious but neat white cube box with what looks like grey ribbon, looks a bit like a striking simple and stylish bold instillation artwork, especially because it’s in full view from the Tate Modern on Bankside.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Nice scenic bridge

    CONS
    * Heavy vehicular traffic

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because i came across it as I walked from my Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Sky Garden visits on my way to a performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which is there at the bridge. I stood at the top and looked down; I took at the bottom and looked up. I took photos of people from across the very busy vehicular traffic street

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It is free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    maybe, and if and when I am in the area

    ADVICE
    It's a nice bridge to see and walk across if you are there
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Albert Bridge is really beautiful and comes second to the most infamous which is Tower Bridge. Lots of great history and. Looks great at night.
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Interesting bridge; interesting name
    * Train bridge is parallel and next to it
    * Adjacent and next to the Tate Modern Museum

    CONS
    * Noisy with a lot of traffic
    * Noisy and busy construction on the train bridge

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because I like the name and I like walking on it and I like the train bridge and would like to visit that, except that it requires purchasing a fare. I watched the bridge workers, who have been doing that since at least my previous visit in 2016. I was there because I was on my way to a repeat visit to the Tate Modern Museum

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Sure- it is free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN
    Sure- if and when I am in the area

    ADVICE
    When you are there, note the adjacent train bridge and then proceed to visit the Tate modern Museum
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Interesting structure with wire-like spikes
    * Prime location providing grand views in both directions
    * Pedestrian only

    CONS
    It can be crowded

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because it was there when I was walking from Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge towards the Tate Modern Museum. I came across it, so I went up and walked on it, but continued my journey on the side side of the River Thames.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It is free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    If I was walking here again, I would take a photo of it for tripadisor and walk onto it

    ADVICE
    * If you are here, then see it, admire it, take a photo, maybe go onto it, and then move on
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I walked to Waterloo Bridge from Holborn station to see the River Thames. The view from this bridge is lovely.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our way to the Tate Britain, we stopped at the Vauxhall Bridge for a look at some architecture lining the Thames River. We crossed over to the east end to gain the view down the river to the Battersea Power Plant and the adjacent Frank Gehry-designed Prospect Place residential development that opened in 2022. With my telephoto lens, I was able to get some good shots. I also shot photos of the 2017 cube-shaped U.S. Embassy designed by KieranTimberlake. Happily, the location of this bridge afforded me the opportunity to see and photograph two pretty recent architecture marvels in London.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • SmartDamo
    Costessey, UK5,818 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Used the bridge multiple times during the coronation weekend staying in the Novotel hotel. It’s not as grand as the Westminster bridge but the view down the Thames and of the Parliament and Lambeth Palace are a treat. It’s also less busy than it’s neighbouring bridge.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, UK1,831 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The area is impressive to visit, to see how the canal now sits alongside the modern structures and adds to the ongoing changes in london and it’s suburbs. While there we enjoyed seeking out both the bridges ( the fan bridge is a minute away ) after watching them in action on you tube.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chelsea Bridge is located near to Battersea Power Station. It’s a nice old bridge but certainly not as interesting as Albert Bridge up the road.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the best for sure but a nice old bridge crossing the Thames. Prefer Tower Bridge but this is a nice historic one.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK3,110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Barbican Centre is located in the city of London and is really close to Barbican Tube Station which is on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines. It is also a short walk from Farringdon station which has connections to Thameslink and the Elizabeth Line.

    Surrounding the venue there is alot of housing and also some walkways to get to these. They are above the traffic which is a really good way of separating the pedestrians from the vehicles and preventing accidents.

    The Highwalks criss cross allowing you to get to different destinations safely and there is an open feeling and it is not claustrophobic to use them. I only found one ramp along with some lifts for those who struggle with stairs.

    Good planning architects!
    Written 9 September 2023
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