The Golden Jubilee Bridges rank high on my list of favourite London bridges. The contemporary style is completely appealing amongst so many iconic London structures in the near vicinity. Either under the bridges or walking across, the views of London are brilliant.
On one side there is the London Eye, Big Ben, and County Hall. You’ll even have a glimpse of Westminster Palace from the bridge. On the east side of the bridge, the views include Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre, Southbank, St Paul’s Cathedral, The City of London and of course – The River Thames. I’m easily entertained and so I very much like watching London’s iconic red double-decker buses cross Waterloo Bridge with St Paul’s Cathedral and The City of London in the background.
While preparing for my London book I have spent countless hours in this area. Each time I am there – even today, I find new London scenes to photograph at night. You can’t go wrong discovering the sights from the Golden Jubilee Bridges.
Often, some of the lights are not working on the bridge leaving a dim blue hue. This sort of reminds me of the lighting in a nightclub, but without the loud banging music. You will, however, be met with buskers along the way playing a variety of music, and sometimes a man selling roasted nuts.
Typically, the Golden Jubilee Bridges are my link from Embankment to the Southbank. I often find walking in London is just as quick as public transportation, and the sights are far better, too. If you are pressed for time during your London travel but want one of the best things to do in London, take a walk across both of the bridges.
Below are a few images I’ve captured of the Golden Jubilee Bridges as well as scenes as I’ve walked across.
Map Showing the Location of Golden Jubilee Bridge