First opened in June 2000, the Millennium Bridge springs from a dynamic collaboration between engineering, art and architecture to provide the first new Thames crossing since Tower Bridge. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, it’s aim is to allow pedestrians unimpeded views up and down river. A thin ribbon of steel by day, it is illuminated to form a blade of light at night.
Though beset by some problems in its early years, the Millennium Bridge forms a stunning architectural feature, providing a great access route across the Thames, linking up many of London's riverside attractions.
Directions from Safestay
Bus 45 from Hampton Street towards King's Cross; alight at Blackfriars Station/South Entrance (stop C).
Alternatively take First Capital Connect train from Elephant and Castle towards Luton Rail Station; alight at Blackfriars.