London has many bridges, some date back to the 17th century while some are modern. They are built beautifully with various architectural designs.
A closed illustration of the creativity of the human kind is the Tate Art Gallery built for the decoration of the bridge. This gallery received the first 65 paintings from a noble of the last century. Today, its rooms are full of thousands of paintings and sculptures which is considered a true national collection from the Renascence till date.
On one of the banks of the river, the huge building of the Lambeth Palace virtuously shows its dignity ― the London residence of the Canterbury archbishop.
Off the two towers of the Westminster Abbey, all reflected in a fairy-like light and out of the ordinary in the same time, due to the hue of yellow and green. This tower, as simple as it looks, has been around for almost 150 years.
Crossing Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge. Its name is given in the memory of the Waterloo Battle where the British won in 1815.
No later than 1179, King Henry the 2nd ordered the building of a new bridge, having at the half a chapel dedicated to the one that was Saint Thomas Beckett. It is known that the traitors' heads were exposed at the extremities of this bridge in those dark times. Compared to other bridges in London, it offers the largest traffic capacity.
Tower Bridge is an emblem for London, with its twin towers and the two mobile components between them. The mobile parts of 1000 tones each can rise in only 90 seconds, with the help of a super machine.
Built between 1886 and 1894, it became a tourist attraction in no time due to its spectacular galleries, where the history of its building and the ingenuity of its machines is revealed. It is worth mentioning the fact that it also offers an extraordinary view of Thames.
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