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Amazing things to do in London Bridge

Situated in the heart of the capital, London Bridge is a great place to visit with your friends or family. From delicious food options to historic buildings, there's something for everyone at this tourist hotspot. 

With so much on offer, it can be tricky knowing where to start. So, to help you narrow down your itinerary, check out our list of amazing things to do around London Bridge and get planning your epic day out. 

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Catch a free show at The Scoop  

For those visiting the Big Smoke on a budget, there are plenty of free things to do in London Bridge. However, none quite compare to catching a show at The Scoop. At this outdoor amphitheatre, you’ll find screenings of sporting events and films, as well as live music and theatre to enjoy with the whole family. And during the London Bridge City Summer Festival, most activities are free of charge. 

If you get peckish while you’re here, you can bring your own picnic food or grab a bite to eat at one of the riverside restaurants nearby.

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Take on the Secret Food Tour 

Are you a foodie on the lookout for quirky things to do in London Bridge? If so, The Secret Food Tour is ideal. Taste the very best of classic British foods, including award-winning fish and chips and sausage rolls from street vendors around the London Bridge area. 

If you want to enjoy a drink on the tour then there’s also a drinks upgrade package to take advantage of. Book today to avoid disappointment as tickets can sell out fast during popular times of the year.

Explore the Borough Market 

Borough Market is a must-visit location in London Bridge. With cuisine from all over the world including Mexico, Sri Lanka and Spain, there’s something for every visitor to consume – even the pickiest eaters. 

Located just a five-minute walk from London Bridge station, this is the ideal first stop for those travelling on one of the trains to London for a grand day out. 

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Visit Southwark Cathedral

If you’re a fan of all things history then London Bridge has plenty to do nearby – the most famous being Southwark Cathedral, which can be found at the foot of London Bridge. Built in 1895, the cathedral still looks as astonishing as the day it was constructed which is why so many tourists flock to visit it every year. 

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Enjoy an evening meal at The Shard

A meal at The Shard is one of the best things to do at night in London Bridge. There are seven restaurants to choose from, including the luxury Chinese restaurant Hutong or the Sky Lounge, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the illuminated city. Take your pick and enjoy views across the capital.

Visit London Bridge with Thameslink

Get to London Bridge in no time when you hop onboard the train. Book tickets digitally with Thameslink today so your trip to the capital is sorted. 

Buy tickets now

You can buy tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them at the station from a ticket machine or staffed ticket office.