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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Westminster Bridge

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Westminster Bridge.

Westminster Bridge features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day London City Guide3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Excellent spot for taking photos of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

Time required: 10 minutes

Public transport:

  • Circle Line: Westminster station
  • District Line: Westminster station
  • Jubilee Line: Westminster station

Address: Between Westminster, Middlesex bank, and Lambeth, Surrey bank

Things you need to know:

  • Westminster Bridge arches over the River Thames next to the Houses of Parliament
  • It links the Palace of Westminster (west bank) with County Hall and the London Eye (east bank)
  • The bridge was designed by the Swiss architect Charles Labelye and built between 1739 and 1750
  • It is made entirely of stone
  • London Marathon used to finish here in the early years of the race

What to do there:

  • Walk along the bridge and take pictures of the famous London landmarks: Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye and the River Thames

Tips & Insights:

  • You can buy great pancakes at the west bank foot of the bridge
  • Return to the bridge after dawn to enjoy the beautiful view of the illuminated city

Westminster Bridge features in these preplanned City Guides: