Historic London

London Bridge Hotel is situated in the heart of historic London, making it the perfect destination for any history buff, and with the  ‘Great Weekend Deals’ package it has never been a better time to visit. Rates start from £99 for an overnight stay with free internet access and add a full buffet breakfast for only £10 when booking in advance. For full details of the package and to make bookings visit: www.londonbridgehotel.com/offers/offer-details/amazing-london-bridge-weekends 

Here is our top pick of Historic Locations:

HMS Belfast 

HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and played a leading role in the Battle of North Cape and the Normandy landings. Now a museum moored on the Thames,visitors can experience nine decks of living history on this huge and complex warship which provides a unique insight into naval history.

Open daily from 10am until 5pm and adult tickets cost £16.00

Photo: © Pawel Libera/London and Partners

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge was built over 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world.

Since 1982, Tower Bridge Exhibition has told the history of the bridge and why it came into existence through fascinating exhibition content. Visitors can also experience the exciting new glass floor and spectacular panoramic views from the high-level Walkways as well as the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the beautiful steam engines that once powered the bridge lifts. This must-see attraction is the only way to explore the most famous bridge in the world!

Open daily from 10am until 5.30pm and adult tickets cost £8.70

Photo: © Pawel Libera/London and Partners

Tower of London 

Despite the Tower of London‘s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Don’t miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the first London Zoo.

Discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements, get to grips with swords and armour, and much more!

Open Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 5.30pm and Sunday and Monday 10am – 5.30pm. Adult tickets cost £28.

Photo: © Pawel Libera/London and Partners

Golden Hinde II 

Experience the life of a 16th century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde, a full-sized reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake used to circumnavigate the globe between 1577-80.

Located in historic Bankside, with stunning views of the Thames, they offer interactive tours and programmes, complete with actors in period dress.

Whether you want to explore the decks for hidden treasures, have a go at raising the ship’s anchor, or simply soak in the atmosphere of an Elizabethan expedition on the high seas, a visit to the Golden Hinde has something for everyone. 

Open daily from 10am until 5.30pm for self-guided tours and adult tickets cost £7. Booking online is recommended as the ship is sometimes closed for private functions.  

Photo: © Golden Hinde

Notes to Editors: The independent London Bridge Hotel combines cool and contemporary accommodation with the buzz of the city.  Situated in the heart of the historic and thriving Borough of Southwark within the dynamic London Bridge Quarter, London Bridge Hotel provides the perfect setting off point to enjoy all the attractions of the capital and the River Thames.

With 138 stylish rooms and suites, perfect for both leisure and business guests alike, bold interiors and modern furnishings combine to create a comfortable and relaxing setting.  Three luxury apartments are also available, each offering two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining room.

For more information visit www.londonbridgehotel.com

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