St. Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2JH
- Westminster Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Waterloo Station (0.6 km)
- Waterloo Railway Station (0.5 km)
Gipsy Lane, Barnes, London SW15 5RG
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11 reviews of Westminster Bridge in English
I admit my mind has been distorted by the noisy, heavy traffic, crowds of tourists you have to try and get through, risking your life as the crowd spills on to the speeding traffic.
I am sure the view is fantastic, but I just want to escape or jump onto a bus to 'get the hell out of there'. I have managed to avoid Westminster Bridge for a while. Also I hate the tourist Chinese made 'British ' tat they sell there, what low standards we have.
I would only there on a Sunday evening. I don't want to be trampled to death!
I think traffic should be banned at certain times so the people can enjoy this bridge, and take photos without being shoved.
Bridge Addict Verdict: 2/10 - If it was quiet and safer, it would get a lot more marks.
A lovely bridge with gorgeous views in both directions . Its at its best if you walk across from the south towards the Houses of Parliament . It can get fairly busy with tourists trying to get good photos – or maybe trying to commit suicide by taxi . I even like the little booth at the start of the bridge selling overpriced touristy crap .
Westminster Hall is the starting place and end of Houses of Parliament Summer Opening 2009. Dating back to 1099 it is still one of the largest mediaeval structures in existence. It has the largest surviving single span mediaeval timber roof in Northern Europe and has witnessed pivotal events in British History. There are brass plaques set into the floor to commemorate those who have laid in state such as The Queen Mother. Impressive stained glass window. Features an informative exhibition. Friendly staff who engage and are interested in your thoughts on your experience.
A lovely bridge with spectacular views. If you are feeling fit and healthy then you shoud make a point of walking acros this bridge. Remember to pack your camera,take a friend and do not forget your water bottle. You can see great views of parliament and the London Eye. A real mix of old and new.A must for all Londoners!
A fantastic place to visit I went recently on a special open day.Marvel at the splendid interior’s,sit back and take in the history of this fine building.Then visit the house’s of parliament cafe for refreshment’s at a reasonable price.Dont think it is always open to visitors though you need to check.
There’s nothing spectacular in itself about Westminster Bridge but there is a great view all around it.
Crossing from the Parliament side, the east side of the bridge had for a year been boarded up and undergoing repair but the view is now clear. On my last visit it seems they were doing parts of the west side.
The Bridge does get very busy with tourists all stopping to either photograph Big Ben or the london Eye. Often i’ve seen tourists step into the road to cross the bridge because the footpath is taken up with snappers! Beware, our buses will mow you down!
Beware of the mad woman who likes to try and sell you a tinfoil flower for a pound on the Bridge. I don’t know where the money goes but I doubt its 'for the kiddies’.
She talks like she’s straight out of 'My Fair lady’ but unfortunately looks nothing like Audrey!
One of the best places for a postcard view of london in every direction.
It was a beautiful day today so it was pretty busy with tourists practically throwing themselves under cars in an attempt to get a good shot of them in front of the Houses of Parliament or the London Eye. The views are fabulous though, so maybe it’s worth a near fatal collision with oncoming traffic.
Last week it was miserable weather when I crossed the bridge and it seemed to sum up the terrific moodiness of London, reminding me of great writers who have written about living in this city- like Woolf and Orwell. a very arty farty moment.
I’m sure there’s a great deal of tremendous history about it but I have to go for a walk while it’s still sunny so you can look it up on Wikipedia yourself.
I added Westminster Hall separately from the Houses of Parliament because I’ve only visited Westminster Hall, and because I think the Hall deserves its own entry. I visited the Hall during Open House weekend (what a fantastic event!), and was blown away. Westminster Hall was begun in 1097 (yes, you read that right), and much of the Hall dates from the 14th century. It has a magnificant hammerbeam roof, and the size of the hall is overwhelming. The Hall is the site of many many historic events, including the divorce trial of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
Don’t miss seeing Westminster Hall. It is worth taking a tour of the Houses of Parliament just to see the Hall!
I find there is a rather special feeling about Westminster Bridge. If you can cope with the appalling access (hey it’s old) and all the hundreds of people who would mow you down without a second glance, it’s a great view point.
I like the view of the South Bank, you can see the food stalls and the hawkers, but also some of the entertainers.
In recent years the London Eye has lent it’s own character to the scene.
The other way of course, is the Houses of Parliament and St Michael’s tower. This view has been captured in paint and photos so many times.
To me, Westmister Bridge means I’ve just got off a river tour
or I’m either heading to or from Waterloo station, or the National Theatre. It has also symbolised driving a relative to their hotel after a they performed at the RFH.
A truly great bridge…
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