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London’s Many Bridges: Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

Now that we have discussed the London Bridge – let’s go ahead and dive right into – yes, you got it, the Westminster Bridge!  This particular bridge is actually one of my favorite.  Not only does it look incredible, but it is definitely one bridge that I don’t think that you would want to miss if you are touring around London. 

This bridge was first opened in 1750 and it was actually established as one of the most important links across the Thames.  It joined the ever-expanding area around Westminster to what now is Waterloo.  It actually remains still, to this day one of London’s busiest foot and road bridges.

It is very convenient, as it links between the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, which is very important.

London’s Many Bridges: London Bridge

London Bridge

Now that we have talked about one of the famous bridges of London, let’s go ahead and talk about the most famous bridge of London and that is the London Bridge.  This particular bridge is actually breathtaking and I have to say that while I have not seen it up close and personal … I have seen too many pictures to count and it looks incredible!

The London Bridge is actually the oldest bridge and it actually is believed to have been around from the first decades after Christ – when the capital city of England was dubbed Londinium.  The London Bridge was actually the cities only crossing over the Thames before the Westminster Bridge was created.

This bridge is very rich and certainly one of the most beautiful bridges out there – if you have a chance to see it, take it!

London’s Many Bridges: The Battersea Bridge 1

Thames_Whale_Battersea_Bridge

What is the very first thing that you think of when you think about London – for me, it is all of the sights that are out and around there.  Honestly, London has one of many bridges in the world – twelve different ones actually and all of them are beautiful looking and a fantastic sight for you to see!  That is what we are going to talk about in the next few blogs – the many bridges of London!

The first bridge up is the Battersea Bridge and my, what a breathtaking bridge this one is!  Although in the 18th century the Battersea Bridge was actually attached to another bridge, the Chelsea Bridge, the construction of a wooden bridge from 1771 – 1772 and actually allowed the pedestrians and wagons to cross the Thames.

This bridge actually was replaced in 1886 – 1890 with the Battersea Bridge that you see today!