THINGS TO DO IN LONDON BRIDGE & BOROUGH
BUSTER & PUNCH
Founded by architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale, it is a contemporary design house and showroom in the ancient Hop Exchange. Inspired by motorbikes, music, and sub-culture, it is known for its filament light bulbs.
GOLDEN HINDE II
A full-size reconstruction of the ship ‘Sir Francis Drake’ used to circumnavigate the globe between 1577 and 1580. You can experience interactive tours complete with actors in period dress.
Hay's Galleria provides shopping and leisure in a converted wharf on the south side of the Thames at London Bridge.
London's oldest Gothic Church occupying the site for over 1400 years.
One of London's finest and oldest food markets dating back to the 13th century. It celebrates food selling some of the finest artisan produce from the UK and beyond. There are over 100 stallholders and 30 restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Some come here to shop for hard to find ingredients; some for a hearty lunch at one of the market stalls; and others to simply soak in the cheerful atmosphere. The space is split into two areas: the fresh-produce stalls – girdled by a circuit of bars, restaurants, and shops – by the south entrance; and the food market closer to Southwark cathedral.
The headquarters of the Greater London Authority which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. One of London's most iconic buildings designed by the award-winning architects Foster + Partners.
THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD
London's highest viewing platform at the top of Western Europe's tallest building has become a dynamic symbol of London's skyline and at a height of up to 800ft (244m), it boasts spectacular views stretching as far as 40 miles.
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A 180 seat theatre which comprises a restaurant, bar, and rehearsal rooms. Located in a former 1870s chocolate factory on Southwark Street, it has been home to many award-winning productions such as, 'Sunday in the Park with George' and 'La Cage aux Folles'.
THE LONDON BRIDGE EXPERIENCE
& THE LONDON TOMBS
An interactive tour through 2000 years of London's murky past. Visitors experience Queen Boudicca's battles with the Romans, The Great Fire of London, and the Vikings followed by The London Tombs - the scary attraction is the remains of a former plague pit.
The UK's leading theatre for audiences aged from 2-21, located on the South Bank in a purpose built RIBA award-winning building.
Part of the Imperial War Museum, tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. You can explore nine decks of history from the heavily protected Shell Rooms to the sights and sounds of the interactive Operations Rooms.
A must-see tourist attraction based on history. This 90-minute journey will take you through 1000 years of London's murky past from Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd to torture and the plague. Prepare to face the most sinister characters from London's gruesome past on your actor-led tour.
THE TOWER OF LONDON
Officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. A historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. From the Crown Jewels to the infamous Tower Ravens, experience history first hand with guided tours.
Founded by Juliet Alderdice, Tom Wilson, and Mehmet Ergen. They identified the need for a high-quality accessible theatre which would also act as a major resource for the community
A reconstruction of the 1599 open-air playhouse where Shakespeare worked and wrote most of his greatest plays. It is home to the new indoor Jacobean theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Sky Garden is London’s highest garden, situated in the Walkie Talkie building in the heart of the City. Lose yourself in this green oasis, featuring an observation terrace and landscaped gardens, and take in breath-taking 260-degree panoramic views.
OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM
Stepping back in time you can see how far medicine has come from herbal remedies and unsanitized conditions. Visit this fascinating collection of medical supplies, surgical equipment, and an old operating table to experience a truly unique London museum.
THE BRIDGE THEATRE
This small, intimate riverside theatre is the venue of choice for those who are after something a little off the beaten track. Unlike its larger rivals, the Bridge Theatre stages newly written plays – with the occasional classic sprinkled here and there – as well as taking gambles on one-actor pieces, whilst still managing to attract big names.