Bridges of London

The heart of London is the Thames River, so it's only natural for its bridges to be a highlight. They're like monuments; each one has their own personality and purpose when they were made or why they are famous now.  Some have opulent designs while others are simple yet stately in nature and some do both! Which Central London bridge crossing over the mighty river does your heart call home?

London has a variety of bridges for all kinds of people.  Some like to walk across Chelsea Bridge, others may enjoy Westminster Bridge with its grand views of Big Ben while crossing over it. London also offers beautiful riverside views with its Golden Jubilee Bridges - as well as Tower bridge, which is one iconic landmark you cannot miss when in town!

I am a Londoner.  The colours of the bridges in the city are something I take for granted every day - until 2012 when they were all lit up by Olympic fever. But now that it is over, these lights have been switched on permanently with no intention to switch them off again. This has tainted these wonderfully unique landmarks in some cases because instead of looking like an ordinary bridge at night time- it looks like Disney World or some other plastic imitation where everything is too perfect and nobody can tell what's real anymore.