London Bridge Area Guide

Layers of history stretching back to the original Roman city of Londinium underpin this network of Victorian streets and alleyways at the centre of which is London’s oldest food market. Borough Market is a bustling destination for locals, tourists and gastronomes who love it for its outstanding selection of fresh produce, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, beers and coffees. Bars and restaurants clustered in and around the market offer a mouthwatering variety of culinary experiences, which include oysters at the Wright Brothers, Lobos Meat and Tapas, steaks at The Hawksmoor and award-winning slow-food delicacies at Gourmet Goat.

Reaching into the clouds by the recently re-developed station is London’s tallest building, The Shard. Pay to faint at the views from the top or enjoy an equally spectacular panorama halfway up at the Aqua Shard Bar, where you can sink a few glasses of wine in a comfy seat with some reinforced glass between you and the vertigo-inducing drop. A pleasant walk along the river takes you to the old power station that houses the groundbreaking art collections of Tate Modern, while The Globe Theatre, also on the riverfront, is the place to brush up your Shakespeare. The Jubilee and Northern line take you straight to the centre but many people chose to walk or cycle the short distance.

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