Bridges in London

London is one of the major tourist attractions in the world. The city is known for its events, places and other attractions which are seen and explored by millions of tourists from all over the world.

One thing that is the characteristic of this city is its bridges that are made on various river that flow across the city. Some of the bridges date back to the 13th century and some of them served as the main shelter during the time of World War.

Some of the popular bridges of London are:

a. Vauxhall: This bridge was built in 1906 and was the first bridge on which the trams were circulated. There are a number of bronze sculptures and statues that have been placed at the ends of the bridge. There are a number of other important places of interest such as Tate Gallery and National Musuem that are situated on the close proximity to this bridge.

b. Westminster: This is another important bridge that was made ​​about 150 years ago. The bridge is situated on close proximity to important monuments such as St. Stephen Tower, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. The main attraction of this bridge is the lighting which is done during the night time.

c. Tower Bridge: As the name suggests, this bridge is situated on close proximity to the Tower of London. This bridge is the iconic monument of London and is known for its art galleries and paintings which have been kept here. This bridge was made during the end of the 19th century and thus has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

d. London Bridge: This bridge has its history that dates back to the time of Roman invasion. This bridge was commissioned by King Henry in 1179. Today, the bridge has undergone massive restoration work and handles a major chunk of traffic in London.

e. Waterloo: Built on the river Thames, the Waterloo Bridge is known to offer some of the spectacular views of London. This bridge was the first bridge that is made up of concrete and cement. During the time of World War I and World War II, the residents of London took shelter in this bridge.

f. Blackfriars: This is another important bridge that is known to offer some of the beautiful views of London. The bridge offers you views of the St. Paul's Cathedral and is one of the oldest monuments of London.