The iconic symbol of London, The Tower Bridge has crossed the River Thames for more than 120 years with its splendid beauty. This combination of suspension and bascule bridge has 244 meters length. Walking on Tower Bridge is not the only activity that you can do. You can proceed to the Victorian Engine Rooms to have further information about how the lifting system of the bridge works or visit the exhibition halls. You can keep an eye on out for the current exhibits while you are there and also book your ticket via the official website of Tower Bridge.
You can also check the bridge lift times to add your visit a visual feast.
If you want to visit this most iconic bridge in the world, you need to get off at Tower Hill on the Circle and District lines of London Underground or at Tower Gateway station of Docklands Light Railway.
The cities that are divided by a river is unquestionably special but London with River Thames deserves a bit more compliment. Do not expect a clear, deep blue river. Thames is more beautiful with its gloomy water which completes the atmosphere of the city.
River cruise is the best way to get the most of the city in the shortest time and from a different perspective. You can pick your taste from a variety of available tours that cover sightseeing trips, themed tours or cruises with dining.
For further information about the river tours, you can proceed to the official website of Transport for London website.
If you are in London, you know that you should drop by at least a pub to enjoy the English spirit. The centuries old walls of these public houses will tell you numerous stories while you sip your ale and will take you away from this time. Below you will find the best points to feel that atmosphere deep in your veins.
Known as the oldest pub on River Thames, the Mayflower Pub provides a cozy atmosphere and a magnificent view of Thames from its deck. This nearly 400 year-old pub is named after the ship that transported 102 English pilgrims to U.S. To reach Mayflower Pub, you need to get off at Rotherhithe Station.
The pub is open from Monday to Friday between 11am - 11pm. The food served from 12pm - 3pm and then 6pm - 9:30pm.
On Saturdays, the pub is open between 11am - 11pm. The food served all day from 12pm - 9:30pm.
On Sundays, the pub is open between 12pm - 10:30pm. The food served all day from 12pm - 8pm.
The Dog and Duck is proud of serving Madonna, John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Orwell. If you think that these names were here for something, you are right. However the current pub is built in 1897, the original one was built in 1734 on the same site.
To taste this vibrant atmosphere, don’t forget this address below.
18 Bateman Street, London, W1D 3AJ
What do you think about having the opportunity to drink at the same pub with Samuel Johnson, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Charles Dickens? If it sounds good to you, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is waiting for you. It was rebuilt after the Great Fire in 1666 and the original one was much older than the current one.
The interior wood panels and the vaulted cellars will immediately take you from this time and the open fireplaces will keep you warm! This legendary pub is located in Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BU, UK.