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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Castle
“The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. You can walk here from the property in c 20 minutes”
  • 471 locals recommend
  • 57 Experiences
Bridge
“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. Walking along the Thames to Tower Bridge should be one of the highlights of your stay.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Tower Bridge has a spectacular view and if you manage to see the bridge opening its even more incredible. ”
  • 134 locals recommend
  • 43 Experiences
Bridge
“ Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust's bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.”
  • 140 locals recommend
  • 28 Experiences
Harbour / Marina
“Take a break the hustle and bustle of Tower bridge, find a bench, sit and contemplate.”
  • 109 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Bridge
“Just 3 x stops away on the tube - Tower Bridge Exhibition - Step inside the most famous bridge in the world and explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and Glass Floor, fascinating exhibitions and atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms.”
  • 38 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Italian Restaurant
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“Old-school Italian restaurant with an authentic feel, whitewashed dining room and copper bar. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Route
“A dynamic London quarter, with plenty of high quality restaurants and bars.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic riverside pub with amazing views. Very historic - one of London's oldest!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pub
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“About 30 minutes walking there but with great views of the River, Tower of London and Tower Brigde. Food and services are great and the price is also good.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Tower Hill station is about 10 minutes' walk from our flat and is served by the District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Will get you almost anywhere you need!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“Walk over the bridge, take photos on it. If it's raining, go inside and explore the towers and the glass walk-ways”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“Interesting pub for just a drink, or food (especially Sunday roast)... a nice crowd-less walk following the river.”
  • 52 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A perfect spot for a romantic meal or fancy dinner. Has a bar to sit at if you only want drinks”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pub
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“Pub on the river. Does a great carvery for Sunday lunch and has the best beer selection and nicest atmosphere of the pubs in the area. Has a great beer garden out the back as well”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“‘Famous for fish’ & an Essex legend since 1958, Smith’s Brasserie is now peddling its piscine wares just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge (spectacular views guaranteed). Like its elder sibling in Ongar, this outlet focuses on sustainable seafood, with a familiar, user-friendly menu that hauls in everything from sardines & scallops to salmon & skate. Lobsters & crabs also figure prominently, alongside plates of deep-fried calamari with garlic mayo, monkfish meunière, & halibut steak with brown butter & capers. Meat eaters & veggies have their say with the likes of roast rump of lamb or warm goats’ cheese on beetroot salad, while puds could feature Brit standbys such as Eton mess or Bakewell tart. Plenty of fish-friendly wines are on hand to seal the deal.”
  • 29 locals recommend