A TALE OF TWO BRIDGES

London Bridge vs. Tower Bridge

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While researching London Bridge, this beautiful and stunning piece of architecture kept popping up. I figure that it was renamed to Tower Bridge and just left it at that. When I got to London, I was so stoked to visit the iconic bridge, not realizing that what I saw online was actually Tower Bridge and NOT London Bridge. They are two completely different bridges! It’s a mistake made all over the world, confusing London Bridge and Tower Bridge is easily done.

So why is it so easy to get them mixed up?

The simple answer is: THE NAME

London Bridge
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London Bridge is likely the most famously named bridge in the entire world. It’s even got a nursery rhyme centered entirely around it (“London Bridge is falling down…”). It’s a much plainer bridge. Really blah! So everybody knows the NAME London Bridge even though the majority of people don’t know what it looks like.

Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge is clearly a more beautiful bridge than London Bridge. And when you think of bridges in London, Tower Bridge is the one that always comes to mind. It’s used as a symbol of London and is recognizable to visitors from all over the world – even if the majority of people don’t know what it is actually called.

Hope this helps clear things up – if you were just as confused as I was.

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