What to do in London Bridge QuarterWednesday 22 April 2015 by Hollie Swain All the best attractions and things to do in London Bridge Quarter
The Harry Potter Muggles Tour, from London Bridge Station
Follow in Harry, Ron and Hermione's footsteps and discover the film locations and places that inspired J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter books. Learn about the weird and wonderful goings-on during the filming and see a whole new side to London that you’ll never forget. The tour lasts 2.5 hours and is mostly on foot apart from one Tube journey. For dates and prices please check the tour website.
Take a trip to London’s oldest market! Dating back to the 13th Century Borough Market is not only the oldest market in the city, it’s also the busiest and most popular due to its incredible selection of produce. From fresh bread and rare meats, fish, game, fruit and veg, to cakes and all manner of preserves, oils and teas; head out hungry to take advantage of the numerous free samples.
The Shard - Viewing Gallery, 32 London Bridge Street
For hands-down one of the best and most iconic vistas over London, head to the one and only Shard. If you’re in the area – you can’t miss it! At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers unparalleled views from floors 68, 69 and 72.
The Clink Prison Museum, 1 Clink Street
Visit the original and most notorious medieval London prison that gave its name to all others – The Clink. Learn about its fascinating and slightly gory history, including the types of prisoners, the conditions they were kept in and why they ended up in The Clink in the first place! Perfect for history buffs and anyone looking for something a little bit different (suitable for children aged 7+).
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument Street
For spectacular views over The City of London at a fraction of the price of The Shard (but with a lot more leg-work) take a trip to The Monument. One of the City of London’s most outstanding landmarks and visitor attractions, it is a proud reminder of the perils of the 1666 Great Fire of London. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, The Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world and was completed in 1677. It stands at an impressive 202ft high (that’s 311 steps!) and is positioned 202ft from the spot in Pudding Lane at which the Great Fire is believed to have started.