Although a number of different 'London Bridges' have existed over the years, the latest opened by The Queen in 1973, London Bridge is more than just a structure, it is an iconic part of London for both business and tourists.
The area of London Bridge is most commonly thought of as the riverside section to the south of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. With the Shard nearby, it’s no surprise that this area is known as a commuter hub and a centre for business, leading to a demand for serviced apartments in London Bridge, but it also contains HMS Belfast and City Hall, and is generally extremely popular with visitors to the city.
Famously, London Bridge was sold to American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch in 1968 for just under $2.5 million, being deconstructed, shipped to America and then reconstructed in Arizona, a project which was completed in October 1971. The current London Bridge was completed in 1972.
London Bridge has an incredibly busy station with underground services on the Northern and Jubilee lines, as well as an over ground station. On the north bank, Monument tube station is on the District and Circle lines, and Cannon Street railway station is also close by.