London Bridge Hotel combines cool and contemporary accommodation with the buzz of the city. Situated in the heart of the historic and thriving Borough of Southwark, London Bridge Hotel provides the perfect setting off point in your journey to discover the Highs and the Lows of England’s magnificent capital city.
Irvine Sellar, Chairman of the Sellar property group has a vision to inspire change within the London Bridge quarter of London. To make this vision a reality, The Shard London has recently been developed. The Shard, a neighbour of London Bridge Hotel, has redefined the London Skyline and has become a real talking point in the capital. It will offer a priceless and breath-taking 360 degree view of London and is home to residential apartments, offices, leading name restaurants and the renowned five star Shangri-La Hotel. From 1st February 2013, visitors to the area will be able to travel skyward up the building and absorb the views of the city. Floors 68,69 and 72 will accommodate ‘The View’, over twice the height of any other viewing gallery in London, featuring an astonishing 360 degree, 64km view over the city. London Bridge Hotel is the perfect base for visitors to The Shard – the building is less than a minutes’ walk from the property.
Decreasing in height but still a towering column of significance in London’s history, is The Monument. A stone Roman Doric Column that stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London, The Monument was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the tragedy that was the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. The Monument is Located across the other side of The Thames and around ten minutes’ walk away from London Bridge Hotel. FYI – there are 311 steps and once you start the climb you have to finish! You will even receive a certificate for blagging purposes that you made it up the stairs…
If you are visiting London for pleasure purposes then a must do is to go on the famousLondon Eye. Previously known as the Millennium Eye, the newly renamed EDF Energy London Eye was built in a wheel design as a metaphor for the end of the 20th century and to celebrate time turning into the new millennium. The London Eye provides views across the whole of London and also features a new 4D Experience – a groundbreaking 3D film with spectacular in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and mist to maximise the senses, in a spectacular fourth dimension. The London Eye is a scenic 35 minute walk away from London Bridge Hotel, down the lively South Bank walk.
Venture underground into the Clink Prison Museum, built upon the original site of the notorious jail where the prison slang ‘clink’ originated. Dating back to 1144, it is one of England’s oldest prisons, where visitors can experience hands on artefacts and learn about some of the intriguing stories of Southbank inmates. Owned by the Bishop of Winchester, The Clink Prison was part of a vast complex on the Bankside that the Bishop owned, called Winchester House. The area housed much of London’s entertainment establishments too, including four theatres, bull-baiting, bear-baiting, inns and many other darker entertainments. The unique museum is just a five minute walk from the hotel.
Visitors to the area can also dive below level at the Sea Life London Aquarium, next to the London Eye. When visiting you can expect interactive feeding, diving displays and touch pools that bring new surprises to every visit. It is a very informative and educational learning experience for people of all ages, with thousands of creatures in over two million litres of water – 500 species from every part of the world and more than 40 sharks, in 14 themed zones over three floors. New to 2012, people can experience the thrilling shark reef encounter, a major new guest experience starring 16 magnificent sharks.
If you are interested in viewing London from a water perspective then a boat trip along the River Thames might interest you. City Cruises sightseeing tours are one of the most popular sightseeing tours available on the Thames and they offer informative commentary, refreshments, and light snacks, all from the comfort of a wheelchair friendly cruise boat. Cruises depart every 30 minutes from London Eye Pier and Tower Pier every day of the year, easily accessible from London Bridge Hotel. Alternatively, If you are heading to the O2 combine your travel with a scenic river ride with the Thames Clippers from London Bridge pier, a five minute walk from the hotel.
London Bridge Hotel combines cool and contemporary accommodation with the buzz of the city. Situated in the heart of the historic and thriving Borough of Southwark, London Bridge Hotel provides the perfect setting off point to enjoy all the attractions of the capital and the River Thames.
With 138 stylish rooms and suites, perfect for both leisure and business guests alike, bold interiors and modern furnishings combine to create a comfortable and relaxing setting. Three luxury apartments are also available, each offering two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining room.
There is currently a great value weekend offer at present for just GBP99.
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* Subject to availability, selected weekend dates only.
**Subject to availability, selected dates only.