London Bridge Experience & London Tombs
On Your Bike
Rentals cost £18 for the first day, £10 for subsequent days, £45 per week. Prices include hire of a helmet but not a lock. A deposit of...
Although the central tower dates from 1520 and the choir from the 13th century,Southwark Cathedral is largely Victorian. Inside are...
St Olaf House
St Olaf House , a diminutive office block fronting the Thames, was designed by HS Goodhart-Rendel in 1928 and is one of London’s finest...
The Rake offers more than 100 beers at any one time. The selection of bitters, real ales, lagers and ciders (with one-third pint...
Brindisa attracts a well-heeled, foodie crowd who know good tapas when they taste it. No bookings are accepted, so come early if you...
2-4 Tooley St · interesting places nearby
London Bridge Experience & London Tombs information
Stuffed away in the vaults beneath so-called New London Bridge (dating back to 1831), this historical attraction takes you on a whistle-stop tour of London’s most famous span – from the Romans to Peter de Colechurch’s ‘Old London Bridge’ (1209) lined with shops, to the American Robert McCulloch, who bought the bridge in 1967 for US$2.50 and transported it to Arizona.
It’s essentially for kids, so the roll call includes ‘the Keeper of the Heads’, who preserved (mummified) the severed heads of the executed for display on the bridge. Things ratchet up as you descend into a series of tombs and plague pits dating as far back as the 14th century, where darkness, rodents (animatronics) and claustrophobia meet zombies-from-nowhere (actors). It’s all great, occasionally heart-in-the-mouth entertainment and you save up to 20% (and the queues) by buying tickets online.