Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

There is a popular belief that if you make a wish, keep your breath and make a step on the bridge that wish will come true. Try it! Although this is the youngest bridge in London, its biography already has a lot of pages. The official name of the London Millennium Footbridge was given during the new millennium celebrations. However, it is more commonly known among the citizens as the Wobbly Bridge due to its shaky nature. The inauguration of the bridge attended by Her Majesty Queen Victoria took place in June of 2000. However, only two days later it became clear that due to a huge tide of tourists the bridge is shaking dangerously. It was temporarily closed for a reconstruction and in 2002 it was inaugurated for pedestrian crossing once again. Now the people rambling along the bridge can prove that the Wobbly part of the name has already nothing to do with reality, as the construction can carry the weight of 5,000 tourists simultaneously. The bridge participated in the shooting of the Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince movie where it was destroyed with the help of special effects. However, the real one still stands connecting the banks of the River Thames and several sights – Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Many tourists love the bridge for its convenient location and marvelous views over London at night. Surely a lot of the city's guests keep their memories of that beautifully illuminated artwork by architect Norman Foster in their night walk photographs around the capital's sights.

Address: Thames Embankment
How to reach: Mansion House, Blackfriars metro stations; buses 45, 63, 388; Bankside Pier, Blackfriars Pier.
Coordinates: 51.50965, -0.09855