Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

Visit this historic bridge, which spans the River Thames and connects Westminster on the north side to Lambeth on the south side.

Westminster Bridge is one of the oldest bridges spanning London’s River Thames. Walk across the bridge and admire picturesque views of London and see the iconic South Bank Lion.

Constructed in 1862, the Westminster Bridge is one of the oldest of many bridges spanning the River Thames. This site’s first bridge was built in 1738 during the reign of King George II. This original bridge was said to sway frequently and began sinking within the first decade after its construction. View the current bridge stretching 827 feet (252 meters) long and consisting of seven arches.

Notice the bridge’s color, a reference to the green leather seats in the House of Commons, located nearby on the bridge’s Westminster side. The wrought iron detail of the bridge was created by Charles Barry, the same architect who designed the Parliament building.

As you walk across the bridge, admire the views of the parliament building. Looking upstream, you can also see the Lambeth Bridge, colored red to match the seats in the House of Lords. Downstream, spot the Hungerford rail bridge and the London Eye’s rotating capsules.

Try to stop here at night, when the scene is particularly enchanting with many of the surrounding landmarks illuminated against the dark sky. The view was memorably described by William Wordsworth in his sonnet Upon Westminster Bridge.

Don’t miss the South Bank Lion on the southwest corner of the bridge. Designed by William F. Woodington in 1837, the lion is one of three once guarding the entrance to the Old Lion Brewery. Weighing 14 tons (13 tonnes), the lion is made with a ceramic stone called coade, which is known for being extremely durable. When the brewery was demolished in 1949, the lion was moved to Waterloo Station and to this spot on the bridge in 1966.

The Westminster Bridge connects the Palace of Westminster on the north side of the river with County Hall on the south side. To walk across it, take the Tube to Westminster station, which will bring you close to the north bank of the Thames. There is no fee to access the bridge.

Top Trending Hotels Near Westminster Bridge

The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is Rs11,303 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (581 reviews)
"This hotel is a great price and in a great location. Just be advised that the rooms are a bit small and not air conditioned. The staff and service are exceptional. The rooms are also clean. Exceptional location."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

The Royal National Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
The price is Rs20,911 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,262 reviews)
"The carrying staff"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is Rs12,030 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (336 reviews)
"Excellent location, walking distance to the subway, and bus services. Very friendly staff, responded quickly to our requests. Our room was clean and nice. Outstanding breakfast. I will come back whenever I visit London again. Thanks"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

The President Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Westminster Bridge

The Strand Palace Hotel
The Guardsman
The Piccadilly London West End

Popular places to visit in Westminster Bridge


Top Hotel Deals

Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is Rs8,154 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Zedwell Piccadilly
The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is Rs11,303 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The Royal National Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
The price is Rs20,911 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is Rs12,030 per night from 24 May to 25 May
The President Hotel
The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, England, SW1P 4QP
The price is Rs15,745 per night from 29 May to 30 May
The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Park Plaza County Hall London
Park Plaza County Hall London
4 out of 5
1 Addington Street, London, England, SE1 7RY
The price is Rs16,640 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Park Plaza County Hall London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England, WC2R 0JJ
The price is Rs14,978 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
The Strand Palace Hotel
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
5 out of 5
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7PB
The price is Rs31,972 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Park Plaza London Waterloo
Park Plaza London Waterloo
4 out of 5
6 Hercules Road, London, England, SE1 7DP
The price is Rs15,259 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Park Plaza London Waterloo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.