Tower Bridge Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Tower Bridge Road?
Tower Bridge Road is in Bermondsey in the south east of London, UK. It runs north to south, starting at Tower Bridge and the River Thames and ending at the Old Kent Road and New Kent Road.
How do I get There?
If you are travelling from afar, the nearest airport is London City Airport
. Long distance coaches from the UK and Europe will arrive at Victoria
Coach Station just 1.5km away. Within London, you can use the underground system, the Circle and District lines will get you there. Bus route 42 runs the whole length of Tower Bridge Road.
Are There any Attractions Nearby?
There is so much to see nearby, you are in the very heart of the city! Tower Bridge is a must see and one of London’s most famous landmarks. Take a lift to the top, enjoy the view across the city from the walkways and finally stop at the Victorian engine rooms. The Tower of London and HMS Belfast are close by for more sight-seeing. If design is your thing, the Fashion and Textile Museum and Design Museum are just a few minutes walk away.
The area is mostly known for its bric-a-brac and antique shops but probably the best place to find a bargain is the Bermondsey Square Market, every Friday. There you are bound to find something unusual to take home, a piece of antique jewellery or a book of old postcards, you never know what’ll you’ll find! If you are a foodie at heart, head for Maltby Street Market, featuring some of the best in local produce. Have a coffee, sample some cheese – there is even a bakers and brewery represented there.
Where can I eat?
There are many places to eat on Tower Bridge Road, everything from Caribbean to Indian so you can eat around the world there! If you want some traditional English style food go to The Cat and the Cucumber Café for egg and chips or the full fry-up breakfast. Still hungry? Go to M.Manze for a real local speciality, jellied eels and mash – not for the faint hearted!
Anywhere to Stay?
The Premier Inn is on Tower Bridge Road and ideal for exploring the area as it is just minutes away from all the attractions. The hotel has a restaurant and Wi-Fi available for its guests. For something a little special, stay at the Bermondsey Square Hotel, an 80 room boutique hotel with a 60’s feel to it, perfect for a weekend shopping and sight-seeing.
Tower Bridge Road is well known for its antique shops, many of which are worth a look for interesting articles from the area. Mostly, the road is known world-wide for its iconic bridge, an instantly recognisable symbol of the city.
Today visitors can walk across the bridge deck or via the high level walkways between the towers which are often home to exhibitions. You can even view the gigantic steam engines that used to lift the decks. At the northern end of the road you’ll find the Tower of London, a memorial to the capital’s bloody past.