London Bridge Quarter is a vibrant, historical district in the heart of the capital. Traditionally called the “Pool of London”, the area which stretches from London Bridge, beyond Potters Fields Park to just Past Tower Bridge on both sides of the Thames, has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the last few years with the final stages completed by 2018. The current stage finds London Bridge Station undergoing a little facelift, but don’t let the possible disruptions get you down as the underground remains unaffected.
The best way to experience the revitalised London Bridge Quarter is to set up base camp at the centrally located London Bridge Hotel, before embarking on this 36 hour itinerary.
09.30: Arrive at London Bridge Underground station and take the two minute walk to London Bridge Hotel. Leave your bags and head straight to Borough Market for brunch before the crowds start to swell.
11.00: Experience the best view of London, 72 floors up from The View From The Shard.
12.30: See what life at sea was like below decks aboard HMS Belfast.
14.00: Catch a quick matinee at the Unicorn Theatre, famous for its youth theatre, which is now including some grown-ups within the performances as well.
19.00: Dine at Londinium and try out the new comfort menu (available in small and large portions, depending on your appetite!) before sipping a cocktail … or two … at Quarter Bar & Lounge. Overnight at London Bridge Hotel.
09.30: Breakfast at the hotel and check out (leave your bags with the concierge) before heading to the Design Museum to see ‘Women fashion Power’ until 26th April.
12.30: Wrap up warm for a picnic lunch on Potters Fields Park, overlooking Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
14.00: Take a stroll down Bermondsey Street to see a live glassblowing demonstration at London Glassblowing
16.00: Get free entrance to exhibitions at White Cube Bermondsey, one of Europe’s largest commercial galleries.
19.00: time to head home…
Contributor: Alexandra Pinhorn (with itinerary suggestions from the excellent Team London Bridge) Photographer: Sue Lowry unless otherwise stated.
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