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The London Bridge Experience is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to the English capital that are keen to learn about the more macabre history of this wonderful and vibrant city.
Open to guests of all ages, the scare factor is turned up to 11 for those that dare enter the Tombs of this popular attraction, but for all those hoping for a less horror-filled experience, there is always the option of taking a Guardian Angel Tour.
Things to see & do in the Guardian Angel Tour
A toned-down version of the standard Tombs experience for guests, the Guardian Angel Tour is the perfect option for visitors with young ones or those that are more apprehensive about scares and the dark.
Wending its way along the same route as the standard tour, the Guardian Angel version provides the same wealth of information for all those eager to learn about the grim past of London, but without the many actors and actresses that dress up to scare the living freebies out of the usual tour guests.
Squeezing through confined spaces and facing all manner of unspeakable horrors, the Tombs are a traditional end to a visit to the London Bridge Experience. However, for all those with young ones in tow the sights and sounds can be a bit too much, so to combat this the Guardian Angel tour was created.
Age parameters for the Guardian Angel Tour
A Guardian Angel Tour for the Tombs of the London Bridge Experience is open to children only and to adults in the company of children. It is suitable for kids ranging from five to 15 years old.
Anyone hoping to enjoy a Guardian Angel tour should make themselves known to the attraction’s staff prior to the start of the tour, at check-in.
Admission and opening times
The London Bridge Experience is open throughout the year for visitors to enjoy, with tours taking place from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30 am and 5 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 6 pm.
Tickets for the Guardian Angel Tour cost the same as for those planning a regular visit to the London Bridge Experience and are as follows:
- Adults (aged 16 years and over): from £20 per person
- Juniors (aged from five to 15 years): from £15 per person
- Students (aged 17 and over with valid student ID): £16 per person
- Seniors (aged 65 and over): £16 per person
- Families (two adults aged over 16 and two children from five to 15): £60 per group
How to book tickets for the Guardian Angel Tour
Individuals keen to make a booking for their place on a Guardian Angel Tour at the London Bridge Experience can do so by heading online to the attraction’s official website, or by contacting the venue’s sales department from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30 am and 4.30 pm.
Group rates are available for school outings and visitors with a large number of children.
Other things that can be experienced on the Guardian Angel Tours’ ticket
A range of other great experiences can be had for those that book specific tickets for the London Bridge Experience and Tombs.
Individuals that hold an Attraction Pass can gain entry to The London Bridge Experience & Tombs, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and City Cruises Sightseeing. It costs £29.95 per person, but means visitors can gain entry to three popular attractions in the heart of London for less.
Meanwhile, visitors can also buy the Ultimate Thrill pass for £52 per person. This enables visitors to enjoy all the attractions of The London Bridge Experience & Tombs, as well as a 50-minute adrenalin cruise aboard the Thames Rib Experience from Embankment.
Both of these special tickets can be purchased at the London Bridge Experience box office.
Other attractions to explore while being here
The London Bridge Experience is a fantastic place to head to for all the family, but it is by no means the only outstanding attraction of the local area. Indeed, central London has a wealth of great places to visit and sights to see for the intrepid traveller, so here are just a few other notable nearby attractions:
- Coca-Cola London Eye (1.7 miles, 12 minutes’ travel time via public transport)
- Tower of London (0.7 miles, 12 minutes)
- The London Dungeon (1.7 miles, 13 minutes)
- Tower Bridge (0.5 miles, six minutes)
- Sea Life London Aquarium (1.6 miles, 13 minutes)
- Golden Hinde II (0.3 miles, six minutes)
- Shakespeare’s Globe (0.6 miles, seven minutes)
- The View from the Shard (0.1 miles, three minutes)
- Temple Church (1.4 miles, 13 minutes)
- Monument to the Great Fire of London (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
- Museum of London (1.2 miles, 16 minutes)
- IWM (1.4 miles, 18 minutes)
- Tate Modern (0.8 miles, nine minutes)
Parking and travel for the London Bridge Experience
Travel in the centre of London can be stressful for the unprepared, so it always pays for anyone heading to the see the city’s many attractions to plan their journeys in advance.
For those that hope to drive during their time in London, the area around the London Bridge Experience offers some excellent facilities for parking, including:
- The Shard Parking (0.2 miles, four minutes’ travel time on foot)
- NCP Car Park London Bridge (0.4 miles, seven minutes)
- Borough Market Parking (0.3 miles, six minutes)
- Crucifix Lane Car Park (0.3 miles, seven minutes)
- Newington Causeway Car Park (0.8 miles, 17 minutes)
- Q-Park Tower Bridge (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
Individuals keen to drive during a London getaway should remember that traffic volumes can be high and parking limited throughout the day, most notably during the morning and evening rush hours.
In order to forego the stresses of parking and travel by road, London visitors might like to make use of the world-famous London Underground network, which offers swift and easy access to every part of the capital.
Nearby Tube options for visitors to the London Bridge Experience include:
- London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
- Monument (Circle and District lines)
- Borough (Northern line)
Overground rail services can also be found in the local area at London Bridge Station, which offers connections not just to the rest of the capital, but to all areas of the UK and beyond via its myriad links.
Full details of all public transport options for travellers can be found by visiting the official website of Transport for London, including station opening times, service timetables and more.