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The London Bridge area is in the heart of the capital and is directly accessible from all major transport gateways.



Download our FREE visitor guide for the London Bridge area (2MB).
 
For attractions further west along the river path including Tate Modern, Shakepeare's Globe, The Royal Festival Hall, and The London Eye, visit Bankside and the South Bank.

Click here to see a street plan of the London Bridge area.

Train

London Bridge station - major terminus for South East England. The station is currently being redeveloped. Please see thameslinkprogramme.co.uk for information. 

Thameslink/First Capital Connect services from London Bridge station link directly with Kings Cross/St. Pancras (Eurostar), to Bedford (via Luton Airport) and to Brighton (via Gatwick Airport).

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains run from Bank and Tower Gateway stations to all areas in east London including Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Docklands, London City Airport and Custom House for Excel exhibition centre.

See nationalrail.co.uk for service times and updates. 

Tube

London Underground

Northern Line (London Bridge & Monument) - direct link to Kings Cross, St Pancras (Eurostar International Station) and Euston stations and to all other Underground lines.

Circle Line (Tower Hill & Monument) - circles central London providing a direct link to Paddington, Victoria, Marylebone and Kings Cross stations and to all other Underground lines.

District Line (Tower Hill & Monument) - direct link to Victoria station and to all points west and east.

Jubilee Line (London Bridge) - the modern extension provides direct links to Waterloo station, the Docklands (including Canary Wharf), Stratford (London Olympics site) in the east end and Bond Street in the west end.

Bus

London Bridge bus station is a major terminus from all directions on the east side of London. Many central London buses link directly at London Bridge, Monument or Tower Hill.

To find out which bus to catch and where from, along with a listing of over 90 destinations accessible by bus from London Bridge, click here:  LB bus destinations.pdf

Bicycle

More and more people are deciding to travel to and around London Bridge by bicycle, saving them both time and money while benefitting the environment and their health. 
 
Barclays' Cycle Hire stands are located on Tooley St, Tower Bridge Rd, Snowsflields, Shad Thames and Southwark Street. See map here
 
There are public stands to lock your bike to all along the southern side of Tooley Street, from opposite the Hilton Hotel to opposite Potters Fields Park.  Alternatively the platforms at London Bridge station offer bike parking provision for those using overground trains (go to platform 8).  Both the station and Tooley St. have CCTV cameras although all bicycles are left at the owners own risk.  (all parking stands mentioned do not provide locks)

Cycle lanes are provided along Borough High St. and Tooley St. to help cyclists on these busy roads. To find the best route for your journey visit www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
 
Cycling is not permitted on the More London estate which includes the river path in front of City Hall and the Scoop at More London. A small bike stand is provided at the end of Weavers Lane on the north side of City Hall, NW corner of Potters Fields Park. 

London Cycling Guides are provided by Transport for London and can be picked up from the enquires desk at London Bridge underground station, or from On Your Bike or Evans Cycles on Tooley Street.  Alternatively visit www.tfl.gov.uk/cycles to order or download a copy.  

Boat

All major boat services visit the Pool of London at either Tower Pier, St Katharine's Pier or London Bridge City Pier.
 
East and west bound KPMG Thames Clippers services visit London Bridge City Pier every 20-30mins.

See www.tfl.gov.uk for further details on bus, river and DLR services around the London Bridge area.

Car

Car Parking facilities are available at the following sites:
The Minories, Mansell Street, EC3
Tower Hill, Lower Thames Street, opp Sugar Quay, EC3
Provided by the Corporation of London. Tel 0870 2417492

London Snowsfields, Kipling St, SE1 3RU
Provided by NCP. Tel 0870 242 7144

46-50 Gainsford St, SE1 2NY
Provided by Q Park. Tel 020 7407 1584

Coach

Coach drop off and pick up bays are available at English Grounds. Turn into Battlebridge Lane from Tooley Street. The coach bays provide a safe, riverside meeting place for groups close to HMS Belfast.
Coach parking is available at Tower Hill Coach Park, Lower Thames Street (open 24 hours and all year round). For more information see www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

For further information on coach parking in London visit - www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches

Air Travel

London City Airport - 20 minutes direct link by Dockland Light Railway (DLR) into Tower Gateway station.

London Gatwick - 30 minutes direct link by over-ground train into London Bridge station.

Luton Airport - 45 minutes direct link by over-ground train into London Bridge station.


 
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