Visitors to the English capital are in for a real treat should they take the time out of their trip to experience the thrills and excitement of the London Bridge Experience.
Open seven days per week – with extended opening hours during the summer months – the attraction offers the chance for guests to learn all about the often unsavoury past of one of the world’s most interesting cities.
What to expect from the London Bridge Experience
Visitors will come face to face with a host of figures from London’s rich and diverse past, with guests screaming and cheering their way through more than 2,000 years of the capital’s history.
An interactive journey awaits for all those heading to the London Bridge Experience, with visitors able to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic and important figures from London’s bygone years.
Guests will meet members of Queen Boudica’s Iceni tribe and find out all about the Roman invasion and occupation of Britain. They will also have the chance to be regaled with tales of terror at The Star Inn on Fish Lane – finding out all about the macabre exploits of Jack the Ripper.
The Tree Root Maze, the Basement of Lost Children and a visit by the ghost of engineer and architect John Rennie – the designer of London Bridge – are just some of the many attractions visitors can look forward to during their time at the London Bridge Experience.
Guests will also pass through the Chapel of Thomas Becket and learn about Medieval London in all its grim glory, as well as taking a “vortex” back to the present day, before making their way down to the award-winning London Tombs, if they dare.
Indeed, the tombs are an experience not for the faint of heart, as guests will be confronted with all host of frights in the dark.
Evil clowns, nesting spiders, a maniacal butcher and an array of other unspeakable horrors await here, meaning this is one part of the tour that should be reserved for adults only.
That said, the Guardian Angel Tour is available for young ones or for those who do not want to brave the full horrors of the tombs, with the group still able to explore the sights and sounds of the London Tombs, just without the fear of being confronted by the attraction’s disturbing occupants.
The London Bridge Experience & Tombs is an attraction for all the family (in the most part), with shows taking place each day between 10am and 5pm during the week and until 6pm at weekends.
Admission will cost £17 for an adult pass and £15 for a junior ticket. Families can get a pass for up to two adults and two kids for £55, while students and senior citizens can get in for £16.
How to get to the London Bridge Experience
Visitors to the area have a wide range of options in terms of the best methods of transport to reach the London Bridge Experience, which can be found at 2-4 Tooley Street in the London Borough of Southwark.
A number of nearby London Underground stations can be made use of by travellers, including:
- London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
- Borough (Northern line)
- Monument (Circle and District lines)
- Tower Hill (Circle and District lines)
- Mansion House (Circle and District lines)
- Aldgate (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Aldgate East (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)
- Liverpool Street Underground (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
Meanwhile, national rail services can be reached via the nearby London Fenchurch Street station and an array of local bus services also run to this popular area of the capital around the clock. Full details of timetables, services and stops can be found by visiting the Transport for London website.
Many more nearby attractions
It is not just the London Bridge Experience that draws millions of visitors every year to this busy part of London though, as the area offers a wealth of outstanding attractions that travellers will not want to miss.
A floating celebration of British naval history can be explored at the nearby HMS Belfast, the Monument to the Great Fire of London is located just over the River Thames, the Fashion & Textile Museum is in easy walking distance of the London Bridge Experience and the Tower of London is also just a stone’s throw away.
Other fantastic attractions in the area include the Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London School of Musical Theatre, the Bank of England Museum, The Clink Prison Museum, the Millennium Bridge, and many more besides.