So, I want to visit the London Bridge - that walkway at the top of the bridge from there i want to get a tube to Millenium Wheel.
From Wemberly...i think i can get a tube all the way to London Bridge tube station ( i assume that is where London bridge actually is? is it called london bridge isnt it? that iconic lifting drawbridge etc? ) So, is that the closest tube.
And then do i get the same tube over to....Mansion House? is that the closest? direct from London bridge?
or...'more fun' to get a boat..is there a boat from bridge?
Questions, questions I know, but I am a relative newbie - i own an Oyster card though! - and thought someone might be able to reply.
I have obviously typed in / youtube videos etc...( that Geoff knows too much! confusing me most of the time! )... so i have a little knowledge but would prefer from the horses mouth so to speak.
If it’s the lifting bridge you want to see, that’s Tower Bridge - the nearest station is Tower Hill. From there to the Millennium wheel (now referred to as the London Eye - I’ve not heard it called by its old name for years!) you best bet is to take the train from Tower Hill to Embankment and change to the Bakerloo or Northern lines one stop to Waterloo.
Welcome to forum and to London, roberto9 . Here's a slightly more lengthy, line by line response.
1) As Tom said, Tower Bridge is the iconic drawbridge with a glass walkway, London Bridge is the boring grey concrete bridge from the nursery rhyme. To get to the London Eye (or as it used to be called before 2011, the Millennium Wheel), you can take the District/Circle to Embankment and then the Northern/Bakerloo to Waterloo.
2) From Wembley Park, you can get to Tower Hill (closest station to Tower bridge) by taking the Metropolitan line all the way down to Aldgate and changing for the Circle line.
3) From Tower Hill, you can take the Circle or District line westbound directly to Mansion House.
4) There are the Thames Clippers. There are piers at Tower Bridge and at the London Eye (and across the river at Westminster) but not at Mansion House. The boats are not at all the quickest way to get around, its kinda pricy (£7.70), and you may have to wait in the cold a bit. However, it's a great experience for tourists. You can take a boat from Tower to Westminster and cross the river to the London Eye. You can use your Oyster to pay. See the map for more detail.
5) Never be afraid to ask questions. The Oyster card is very important too - good job.
6) Geoff is a gem.
7) You're welcome, enjoy your stay. If you need any more help, don't hesitate to ask.
PS - You can plan journeys using TfL's journey planner, and the Tube Map. Keep in mind that sometimes (especially weekends) lines and stations may be closed due to strikes/planned works/incidents which can impact your plans, which you can see on the status page. For example, today Wembley Park has no service due to planned engineering works.
During the Olympics when I was doing Travel Ambassador duty at London Bridge, tourists frequently asked for directions to see London Bridge, and my colleagues and I always asked whether they wanted to see the bridge with a lifting roadway - ie Tower Bridge - often accompnied by exaggerated arm movements if language was a challenge. They nearly always wanted Tower Bridge! We got into the habit of telling people that they should go to London Bridge if they wanted to photograph/see Tower Bridge and go to Tower Bridge if they wanted to walk over it.
For London Eye from Tower Bridge, it's well worth exiting at Embankment and walking across the footbridge alongside Hungerford rail bridge. There's a splendid view of the Thames and Royal Festival (concert) Hall. There are plenty of signs to the London Eye.