Albert Bridge

Albert Bridge, London: Address, Albert Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Albert Bridge
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This cantilever and suspension bridge, completed in 1873, is especially beautiful at night.
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK1,486 contributions
Great sight at night
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had never crossed this bridge before and did so when visiting London enroute to Battersea park. It’s at night though when it really comes alive lit of with hundreds of lights and visible from quite a distance. Simply breathtaking from the south bank looking west as the sun sets.
Written September 26, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,978 contributions
Really beautiful bridge
Aug 2021 • Couples
Albert Bridge is one of the older and nicer bridges that’s spans the Thames River. It looks amazing when light up at night. Recommended
Written August 24, 2021
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
A particularly impressive bridge
Aug 2021 • Friends
We viewed this bridge from Battersea Park before crossing it to Chelsea. It is one of the most impressive bridges over the Thames other than Tower Bridge and maybe Hammersmith Bridge
Written August 2, 2021
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leilei00009
London, UK61 contributions
A must see if this is the only thing you see in London.
Mar 2021
There is no other bridge than this one that is worth visiting in London. While Tower Bridge is the most known sight standing with its grandeur, this delicate suspension bridge comes alive at sunset when its lights come on and decorate the bridge structure through the night. There's nothing like it!
Written April 17, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Break Step
Sep 2020
When using the Albert Bridge please make sure you adhere to the instruction "All Troops must break step when marching over this bridge" it comes form the 19th century when a similar bridge suffered an accident, marvellous structure and great way to get to Battersea Park.
Written September 29, 2020
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Lisa1
London, UK89 contributions
So beautiful at night
Aug 2020 • Couples
Anyone visiting London should definitely make sure Albert Bridge is on their list. The illumination is breathtakingly beautiful and very romantic.
Written August 29, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
One of my favourite bridges over the Thames
May 2020
I love the experience of driving over bridges which are more interesting than just a wide connection from north to south across the River Thames. Albert Bridge, Tower Bridge and, as a pedestrian, the Millennium Bridge, all bring an additional edge to the experience.

Albert Bridge started life as a private enterprise opened in 1873, but was a spectacular failure and came into public ownership. Astute travellers will note a plaque at the north end asking troops to break march, which is because of concerns that troops from the nearby Chelsea Barracks would set up rhythmic dynamics that could compromise and damage the bridge.

Recent refurbishment has seen the bridge redecorated and provided with a lighting system at night which reinforces the architectural and engineering design at night.
Written May 24, 2020
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Mb74
London, UK2,279 contributions
8 am walk....
Apr 2020 • Solo
Anyone who estimates Tower Bridge to be the finest bridge, over the Thames, in London, absolutely has very good justification.

For me, though, this is my personal favourite. Superbly lit at night, also, albeit I stopped off here, briefly, around 8 am, then had a walk around the outside perimeter of the adjacent Battersea Park, prior to some work. A nice part of London.
Written April 10, 2020
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Newinnman
Pontypool, UK573 contributions
A fantastic bridge to see illuminated at night
Aug 2019 • Couples
Albert Bridge is a road bridge connects Chelsea in Central London on the north, left bank to Battersea on the south.

For people of my generation it always featured at the start of Chris Evans Channel 4 programme, TFI Friday!

Designed and built by Rowland Mason Ordish in 1873 as an Ordish–Lefeuvre system modified cable-stayed bridge, it proved to be structurally unsound, so between 1884 and 1887 Sir Joseph Bazalgette incorporated some of the design elements of a suspension bridge.

In 1973 the Greater London Council added two concrete piers, which transformed the central span into a simple beam bridge. As a result, the bridge is an unusual hybrid of three different design styles.

It’s an English Heritage Grade II listed building.
Written February 9, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypool, UK2,398 contributions
Lovely lit bridge
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were visiting for the day in London and we saw the bridge lit up as we left.
Very beautiful and stands out on the Thames.
Written February 9, 2020
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