Tower Bridge is one of the top London attractions and a must-see for those who land in the capital for the first time – it’s stunning no matter whether it is sunny, rainy or during the night when it is beautifully illuminated. The Tower of London, once the residence of Henry VIII, is now home for the Crown Jewels.
Why we love Tower Bridge
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Food and drink
Urban and historic is what better defines the area surrounding Tower Bridge. The bridge itself seems to create the border between Central London and the avant-garde East London area, with its hip mix of independent and long-established food and drink venues:
Culture and events
This history spot stares to the emblematic City’s skyline and the newest and tallest skyscraper in London, The Shard. Take the south path of Thames River towards Millennium Bridge, stopping off at City Hall, HMS Belfast, Borough market and the Shakespeare Globe:
- Tower Bridge and Tower of London
- HMS Belfast
- The Scoop
- Tobacco Dock
- Tower of London
- The Scoop and City Hall
- St. Katharine Docks
Being so near the City has its advantages, with the shopping delights of St Paul’s, Wapping and Bermondsey short walks away. If you’re after some more independent outlets, then head to east London for Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market:
From a historical visit to the Tower of London and HMS Belfast you can rush into the City or stroll to the urban spots as Shoreditch or Butler’s Wharf, while the Thames paths and parks are perfect for keen runners or cyclists: