The Millennium Bridge was the first pedestrian crossing to be built over the river in more than a century, and links the South Bank to The City (from Tate Modern to St. Paul’s Cathedral). It was designed by Britain’s most famous contemporary architect – Sir Norman Foster.
It opened to general acclaim in the year 2000, but the plaudits soon petered out when it was found to wobble alarmingly whenever a large group of people marched across. It was then closed for a couple of years whilst £5 million worth of repairs were carried out.
Its lack of towering supports and under-arches below its center has lent it the nickname
blade of light – best seen at night when you can appreciate the lights.
If you enjoy this then try: London Bridge (you can walk it 10 mins); St. Paul’s Cathedral (you can walk it in 6 mins); Tate Modern (you can walk it in 4 mins); Tower Bridge (walk it in 22 mins or catch a train from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge) and Westminster Bridge (walk it in 24 mins or catch a train from Blackfriars to Westminster Bridge).