When female vocalist, Fergie, sang about the always interesting and diverse London Bridge, she got everything right... except for the fact that the people are incredibly welcoming and helpful, there’s a healthy selection of theatres, museums and restaurants, and tucked away neatly beneath many of the busiest roads and back streets are wholesome, traditional little pubs and bars. The idea of a gorgeous young woman in London does, however, spring to mind how enjoyable it can be to have the companionship of one of the ever exquisite London Bridge escorts to join you for the experience.
The often busy area is so much more than simply a place for tourists to pass through. A huge attraction for any man who has grown up appreciating the complexities and incredibly important consequences a world war can have on a country, is the HMS Belfast. The macho, nine decked warship, gives its visitors the opportunity to reenact, temporarily of course, sleeping in one of the confined, isolated hammocks, immersing yourself in the action of the Gun Turret Experience and stationing yourself in the base of the ship where the HMS Belfast famously opened fire on German troops on June 6th, 1944. D-Day.
When you’re finished playing with the big boys toys, why not turn your attention, with your London Bridge escort in hand, to one of the very few remaining exclusively open green spaces alongside the Thames river: Potter’s Field. The enjoyable, relaxing and safe open space boasts a granite terraced border, beautifully situated on the Queen’s Walk, that has been rumoured to provide one of the most romantic sweeping views across the Thames at night. The immaculate, herbaceous gardens, engineered by world famous plantsman, Piet Oudolf, are the perfect compliment to the calming aroma and peaceful experience Potter’s Field ultimately entails.
If you’re looking for something to get your, or even your lady friend’s, pulses racing, a trip to the London Dungeons should be on any adrenaline-seeker’s list. London has a cruel, vast history of gruesome and scary characters lurking in the depths of the past, including the famous Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd, the untraceable serial killer, Jack the Ripper, and finally the mass-murdering, “Protestant killer”, Bloody Mary. Make sure that you arrive and leave with the demeanour of a Knight in Shining Armour, however, as your London Bridge escort may seek protection from the various ghosts and ghouls.
Should you find yourself exhausted by the end of the day and in need of some much needed respite, the London Bridge Hotel, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and flawless, ancient decor, provides the ideal place to rest. It’s only a fifteen minute walk from the Thames South Bank, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre should you want to plan something for the next day.
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For the men, there’s HMS Belfast