Millennium Bridge

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Millennium Bridge
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With a modern design giving a unique tubular effect, London's Millennium Bridge is a 330-meter pedestrian bridge linking the City of London at St Paul's Cathedral with the new Tate Gallery at Bankside.
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,725 contributions
Mar 2021
The Millennium Bridge (as the name suggests) opened at the dawn of the new millennium. Unfortunately there was a bit of a problem with the design of the bridge as whenever people crossed the bridge it wobbled ALOT and people were actually getting ill after going on the bridge.

It took a bit of time but it finally reopened and now you can safely cross the bridge without feeling queasy.

It crosses the River Thames and will take you from St Pauls Cathedral in the City of London over to the Tate Modern in the former power station on the south bank. I would recommend taking a walk along the south bank to enjoy some amazing views of the riverside.
Written April 2, 2021
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Traveller of the world
1,103 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This is still one of my favourite bridges and walks in London. The views and atmosphere. In winter, it's cosy and in summer the sun setting over London is just magical. Whatever time of year, the bridge and surrounding area have a lovely atmosphere. Street artists and buskers are often around. There are many places either side of the bridge to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. I prefer the views walking away from the Tate Modern but in all honesty both ways are great. Many movies and adverts have used the bridge for filming.
Written April 23, 2022
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Brian T
London, UK5,502 contributions
Jan 2021
The Millennium Bridge is actually London’s newest bridge (albeit a footbridge) across the River Thames. It was officially opened by the Queen on 10 June 2000, but two days later it was closed because it wobbled significantly when the crowds gathered on it, and was deemed a safety hazard. After some engineering modifications to stabilise it, it reopened some 18 months later, on 27 February 2002. Many folk still refer to it as the ‘Wobbly Bridge’, though it certainly doesn’t wobble these days.

I like the bridge. It curves very gently across the Thames; it's hardly obtrusive, and I don't it blots the landscape with high density ugliness. Some claim that it is incongruous with its surroundings, but how do you link a beautifully graceful 17th century cathedral sympathetically with a jarring 1960s former power house?

I think it’s worth visiting, for the interesting and photographic vistas it gives. Walk towards the middle and take in the great perspectives you’ll get along the length of the bridge, of St Paul’s Cathedral to the north, and the Tate Modern to the south. The direct views of the River Thames aren’t particularly spectacular, but you will be able to pinpoint some well-known London landmarks, including the Globe Theatre, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie buildings, and the Shard.

The bridge is well used, as its functionality of linking two major tourist sites is not missed by tourists.
Written February 5, 2021
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Ancientmariner01
Portsmouth, UK132 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
There are a few locations in London which you really need to go to to get the full capital-city experience, and this is one. Plenty of Selfie opportunities.

Linking the city of London (by St Paul’s Cathedral) with the vibrant South Bank (by the Tate Modern art gallery), it is not only a useful walking route, but has a very special view up and down the River Thames, by day or night. It isn’t corny, it’s just a very special
view. You are very much at the centre of the universe!
Written July 25, 2021
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Ben White
Northampton, UK1,550 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Don’t get me wrong it is just a bridge! But it’s a nice bridge though.
A bit of history, the bridge was built in 2000 hence the name, along with the O2 Arena and London Eye to celebrate the start of a new millennium. But shortly after opening the bridge began wobbling and swaying, so then it was closed for two years to fix it.
It’s a good way of getting across the Thames and it was perfect for our trip from Tate Modern to St Paul’s cathedral saves getting the tube or using a different bridge.
It’s such a modern bridge which lights up at night as opposed to other old fashioned bridges in London.
Written August 18, 2020
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Karen W
Netley, UK196 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
From St Paul's Cathedral you see the elegant stainless steel bridge that looks like it twists it's way across the Thames.
You've seen this bridge in Harry Potter and every disaster movie.
It's a feat of engineering but at the same time beautiful and doesn't look out of place as it sits side by side with Sy Paul's and the Globe theatre. Do take a trip across
Written February 4, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
One of the best millennium projects, this footbridge designed by the architects Foster & Partners with Arups as engineers is elegant and sleek. It is a joy to walk over, providing a direct connection between Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral and great views up and down the river.

Not to be missed by any visitor to London!
Written August 22, 2020
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Raghav Nair
Bengaluru, India306 contributions
Nov 2019
One of its kind, the steel suspension bridge has a beautiful design. On one side is the iconic St Paul's Cathedral, whose dome is visible the moment you step on the bridge and the other side is the Tate Modern Museum. It is a great walk across the Thames.
Written January 6, 2020
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GReyMaiden
Maidenhead, UK2,948 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
The Millenium bridge famous for being closed almost as soon as it opened due to instability is definately worth the walk. Connecting ST Paul’s to the Tate Modern it provides a new vista through London. On the bridge you can see down to Tower Bridge /The Shard + towards the South Bank in the other direction. The walking surface is very slippy when wet so take care.
Written October 31, 2020
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RecliningBuddah
Bolton, UK199 contributions
Aug 2021
We went to the Tate and then walked across the Millennium Bridge to St Paul's, which is just at the end.

Loads of amazing selfie opportunities.

Whilst we were there a film crew were shooting a scene, with actors and extras, so that was a great and lucky timing experience too!

You're not even a tourist if you don't walk across this bridge!
Written August 13, 2021
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