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Westminster Bridge
Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge, London

The Basics

Many city tours cross Westminster Bridge on their way between the South Bank and the Palace of Westminster. Open-top hop-on hop-off buses offer a unique vantage point of several Thameside landmarks, while bike or walking tours allow time to admire the bridge’s decorative features and pose for pictures against the scenic backdrop. Cruise tours often pass beneath, providing panoramic vistas of both banks, as well as an intimate glimpse of the iconic structure itself.

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Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour
Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour
$44.65 per adult
Traveler Favorite
WWII a MUST do!!
This activity was one of our favorite London experiences. The tour guide, Richard kept us engaged with interesting facts mixed with funny antidotes about England's history, monarchy and Winston Churchill. A perfect afternoon to do with the Churchill War Room tour. Please be advised, the departure point is at the Battle of Britain monument, not the RAF monument with the golden eagle on top. We were at the wrong departure point, but our guide found us with a much appreciated phone call.
Jim_M, Apr 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Film and TV buffs may recognise the landmark from Doctor Who, James Bond, or 28 Days Later.

  • The V&A–crested lamps and neo-Gothic features are popular with architectural enthusiasts.

  • The bridge’s flat, wide paths are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Westminster is the closest Underground station, within a minute of the bridge, while Waterloo is the closest mainline station. River-bus tours stop at Westminster pier, and the bridge is also served by many local and sightseeing-bus services.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Visit in the late afternoon to enjoy some of the best sunset views across the Thames. Visitors to the capital around New Year can purchase tickets ahead of time to watch the annual firework show from the bridge.

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The Green Arches

As you explore, notice the green coloring of the Grade II–listed bridge, which corresponds to the green leather seats in the House of Commons. The next bridge south, Lambeth Bridge, is painted red, to match the red leather seats in the House of Lords. It’s possible to see these, and learn more about the unusual structure of British parliament, on a tour of Westminster Palace itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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