Westminster Bridge
Westminster Bridge
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  • Embankment • 9 min walk
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We crossed this on a bus, saw from a cruise and walked near it. You can watch street performers or buy souvenirs from here. The lampposts are lovely and there is much detail within the bridge itself.
Written March 15, 2020
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debparamita
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Westminster bridge is one of the many bridges in the city of London that connects the North Bank of the Thames to the South Bank. From here one can get a view of the river itself and also iconic land marks like "The London Eye" and "The Big Ben" and "The Westminster Palace" or the Parliament building. The river embankment is a lovely walk path where one can enjoy the breeze and breath fresh air. Read a little more "London-Life around the Thames" at Papumashi the nomad.
Written August 2, 2020
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londonmf
London, UK191 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
There are some things you have to with foreign guests and taking them to Westminster is one of them. I like to start at Buckingham Palace, walk through St James Park to horse guards parade then up past Downing Street to Westminster. I've been doing this little circuit for years, crossing the bridge then along the South bank past the Tate crossing back over the Millennium bridge. Westminster itself, and particularly the bridge itself are a shadow or their former selves. Anti terrorist barriers, ugly but necessary, have been placed on the bridge but much much worse are the gangs of Romanian pickpockets conning tourists into playing find the lady cars games and blocking the pavements. Last time I went their were 5 gangs on the North Eastern side of the bridge within yards of each other conning any tourist gullible enough to play their games. I don't see this anywhere else in London so why is it allowed here? London should be trying to Foster a welcoming atmosphere for tourists.. Not setting them up to be ripped off.
Written January 7, 2020
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Andrew S
Ashford, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This was an alternative honeymoon from the original. However this is great hotel in a superb location. The key to this hotel though are the staff. They could not be friendlier or go out of their way to help. Two members of staff deserve recognition. Konrad in the bar was engaging and friendly and ensured you did not go thirsty. Chris on the reception desk was brilliant. The suite he provided for us was truly amazing with fantastic views. The attention to detail in selecting that suite was above and beyond service. The hotel itself is tasteful and and the rooms very modern. The food was very good but quite limited due to Coronavirus. Will definitely stay again.
Written October 13, 2020
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Reading, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Westminster Bridge used to be a wonderful walk, with fabulous views of the Houses of Parliament, the river and the London eye, but sadly it’s been taken over by smelly food stalls and illegal cup & ball games you can’t win. These take up space on the sidewalk so the crowds of tourists bunch-up blocking the route so it’s impossible to cross the bridge without being pushed into the road. It doesn’t feel safe because the crowds make a perfect environment for (organised) pick pocket activities that operate in the area. There are rows of gaudy rickshaws lined up adding to the tackiness. A truly horrible place and totally unsuitable if you’re with young children unless you’re there very early in the morning before everyone else arrives…..unfortunately at that time you will find the place strewn with trash from the previous night.
Written October 11, 2023
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This iconic bridge connects two of London’s landmarks Big Ben and London Eye.
This bridge has replaced an older one built in 1750 by Swiss architect Charles Labelye. The older bridge was so beautiful that it was used as a backdrop by many painters. Current Westminster Bridge is the oldest road bridge in Central London. It was the brainchild of engineer Thomas Page. It has some detailing done by Charles Barry who was the architect of Westminster Palace. It was completed in 1862 by funds raised through lottery. This gave the bridge its nickname as only fools believed in games of chance like lotteries. Queen Victoria was supposed to inaugurate it but did not do so as she was in mourning after her beloved Albert died. It was painted green to match seats in the House of Commons, so many people mistakenly believe it as the London Bridge. It is believed that Jack the Rippers jumped off this bridge in 1891 to escape trial and disclosure of identity. This bridge has the grandest view of London.
Written July 8, 2023
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Stephenbkk20156
Okayama Prefecture, Japan698 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I soon found out this bridge is all about the view. It is a great bridge to look at, resplendent in its solidness and positioning. It is a great bridge to look from, judging by the brief glimpses I have of the Thames^side skyline in both directions. It is in a wonderful location: River Thanes, Palace of Westminster, the big whell (whatever they are calling it recently), Westminster Abbey. I could see most of the central London sights from here.

It is not, though, a great experience. Busy, crowded, people herded across like cattle. Traffic heavy and pollution on the nearby roadway. Very little time to stop and appreciate the wonderful setting. Too busy trying not to walk into the person in front. So glad when the crowds dispersed somewhat and I was on the other side.
Written March 29, 2020
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Luke V
Huntingdon, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I counted around 6 cup and ball games on this bridge a few weeks ago when I went. It is a disgrace to see illegal activity happen across the building that sets the laws of this land. Then again, they don't exactly follow the law either! Good reflection of what this country is now!
Written August 11, 2023
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Can't come to London and not walk across Westminster Bridge to see the Parliament Buildings and the London Eye and enjoy all the people taking selfies and group photos. We watched the sun go down, turning the buildings into silhouettes reflected in the water. Magical!!
Written June 10, 2024
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada5,577 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
This is a very busy bridge and becareful to not be pushed into traffic. Also everyone is stopping to take pictures and hard to get good ones because of so many people. Don’t spend too much time here and move on.
Written September 30, 2023
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