The Shard

The Shard


London Bridge bus station is located on Tooley Street with buses travelling across Greater London. Away from central London, the nearby places of interest include the Southwark Cathedral (0. 1 mile) and Guy's Hospital (0. 1 mile). There are a number of hotels in the immediate surrounding area including The Halkin Hotel (1 mi), Aldridge Hotel London Bridge (1 mi), and Premier Travel Inn London Bridge (0. 1 mile). Businesses in the City of London will have direct access to a bus station serving three routes into and across Central London.

The facility will also be accessible by pedestrian only footbridge which has been installed as part of the Shard's construction with Sellar Property Group, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Transport for London and Transport for London, My City of London ( I’ve been visiting London Bridge a lot recently and have begun to realize that the bus station is far more interesting than I once thought. It’s connected to The Shard and considering the amount of routes across Greater London, it seems odd that no one really knows about it.

This year we had the pleasure of helping design and build a new website for Bus. london, an online journey planner that gives real-time information and updates on transport in London. BUS. london is currently one of the most visited transport websites in the UK. With the iconic Shard as a backdrop, this bus station offers the perfect opportunity for a photograph of the fantastic London Bridge architecture. The best way to take in the full view is by taking a walk along Tooley Street.

The London Bridge Bus Station is located directly outside The Shard on King Street. There are many ways to reach The Shard by public transport, including the following. Dungeness that lies on the east coast of Kent is one of England’s most dramatic and beautiful headlands. It’s also home to a beautiful but simple house and garden lovingly preserved by artist Derek Jarman who spent the last 20 years of his life in this tranquil corner of England.


The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. Nestled within the borders of London's most populous borough, Southwark, the Shard's location is more than just ideal; it is a megaphone for one of the most powerful cities on earth. Its commanding presence stands apart from the unique history of London and sets a stage for a future full of possibilities. One of the most iconic skyscrapers in London sits within the congestion charge zone and, at over 306m high, provides amazing views of London from 67 floors up.


Numerous cycle hire stations are located around the city. The bikes are all over the place, but there is one that is common to many tourists which is near London Bridge, close to the Tate Modern (19), Napoleon's Needle (20) and Borough Market. It's quite near so if you don't have much time in London you can use it as a starting point. The Santander Cycle Hire scheme includes seven cycle hire stations in the Docklands area of London.

The stations are located in the City Fringe development of Canary Wharf, Heron Quays together with Union Street and West India Quay near the Tower of London, Minories near Liverpool Street station and South Place at St Katharine Docks. Two of the Cycle Hire stands are located within an easy walk from London Bridge Station, at Snowsfields and Southwark Street. The third is a little further away: it’s just outside The Shard, on Tooley Street, which is around a 30 minute walk from the station.

On Foot

The New York Times  said the following about Blackfriars in fall of 2013: "In a city known for its disregard for pedestrians, Blackfriars was seemingly built with us in mind, with the narrow passageways and alleyways evoking a bygone age when people walked instead of drove. Now operated by a developer who restored this former power station to its industrial-chic best (it was once home to ITV and Granada television), the complex is home to Nike, Warner Music and Universal Music.

". ON FOOT.  I refuse to use the tube to travel less than 20 minutes in any direction. By foot avoiding delays caused by strikes and overcrowding and helping with my journey planning: I can take the scenic route, stop for a coffee or look at some of the amazing architecture London has to offer. The Jubilee line is the closest underground station; but will add 10-15 minutes to your journey. It’s permissable to walk on the South Bank of River Thames; and from Blackfriars along the Embankment, which is a beautiful promenade.

There are no parking restrictions in this area of London. Being in the centre of London is especially convenient for those who are on a budget. I was able to find loads of affordable living options in central London close to the bridge.  I can recommend cheap apartment rental in Blackfriars as well as cheap hotels in Blackfriars. Public transport is also great with the train station just a 5-minute walk away. The stations are served by London Overground, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express.

Thames Clipper

Hardest part of these boats is deciding which one to get on, they are all equally good and it is a choice between getting one that leaves in a few minutes or one that leaves in 20 minutes. The choice is yours! All the boats go to Bankside Pier in the centre of London Bridge City. They are run by Thames Clippers and have great views downriver on the way there as well as many riverside pubs to stop off at along your journey.

The Thames Clipper is a river bus that provides fast, regular and frequent services across much of the River Thames. Operated by Serco in association with TfL, there are two routes across the river, one stops at 9 piers on the north side and another 23 piers on the south. Each route operates every 20-30 minutes with a crossing time of around 25 minutes depending on the tides. Being only a little over a year old, the Thames Clipper service is an exciting and new way to experience London.

There are several routes you can take with the Thames Clipper and most of them offer a one-way ticket only for £6. 50 (usually £7. 00) – a saving of £1 each way. Every 20 or 30 minutes from London Bridge City Pier, the ferry takes you to Essex and one of the world’s famous ports. At the other end, there is something for everyone, as boats run all year round on this just-under-an-hour route.

This pass gives you Unlimited travel between London Bridge & Temple Pier for either Eastbound or Westbound service. There are a number of ticket options available which give you free trips anywhere on the Thames Clippers network. AMECO Group just bought Thames Clipper.  It’s the first acquisition of AMECO by an independent private equity group, a historic event for our company.  There are also bus routes (see details on the left). By public transport, London Bridge station is just a 5-minute walk from Blackfriars, 15-minute walk across London Bridge from the City a pleasant 30-minute walk along the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo station.