222. Albert Bridge, London, United Kingdom
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Most who visit London never head this far west as they just explore the London Bridge or the Tower Bridge for example. However, the Albert Bridge was built in 1873 and is older than Tower Bridge :-). it does not open, but serves as a connector between the Battersea and Chelsea communities. It’s worth a visit the next time you’re in town.
The Albert Bridge sits in the west of London spanning across the River Thames. Its right next to Cadogan Pier and connects Chelsea to Battersea.
How To Get Here
You can use National Rail or Trainline.com to book tickets. You can then head to Battersea Park or Imperial Wharf Tube stations and walk the rest of the way to the Bridge.
Take National Express or MegaBus to Victoria Station London. Then take the number 170 bus to the Albert Bridge.
The nearest major airport is London-City Airport (LCY). However, you can fly into London to any of the following airports: London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHR), London-Luton (LTN), London-Stansted (STN) and London-Southend (SEN). Then take a combination of train, bus or the London Underground to the Bridge.
The following airlines serve the London City Airport (LCY):
Alitalia (AZ), Aer Lingus (EI), aurigny channel islands (GR), British Airways (BA), CityJet (WX), flybe. (BE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Luxair (LG), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), SkyWork Airlines (SX), Swiss Airlines (LX) and TAP Portugal (TP).
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Head over to Direct Ferries and by P&O Ferries to make bookings to London. Then take a combination of bus, train or the London Underground to the Albert Bridge.
By River Bus
The London River Bus system is connected. You can take it to the Cadogan Pier stop.
Where To Stay
There are many places to stay in Central London as well.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
You can find a good array of places for a meal in the area.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Check out the Bridge and enjoy the views from the bridge. It was build in 1873, if you can imagine that The neighborhoods of Chelsea and Battersea are also worth visiting while you are there. You can walk across the bridge and enjoy he vies of Central London as well. The bridge has never been replaced as almost all in London have. The size of the traffic that crosses it is restricted though.
Language: British English
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
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