Westminster Bridge was used as a film location in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Opened in 1862 this Grade II structure links Westminster and Lambeth, it is painted green to reflect the green benches in the Palace of Westminster.
Westminster Bridge poem by Sonnet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Earth has not anything to show more fair
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Where is Westminster Bridge? It is a 1 minute walk from Westminster Station in zone 1. Westminster serves the Jubilee, District, Circle lines.
What is nearby on foot? Downing Street 9 mins, Horse Guards Parade 11 mins, Churchill War Rooms 10 mins, The Cenotaph 7 mins, Jewel Tower 8 mins, Palace of Westminster 7 mins, Westminster Abbey 7 mins, Parliament Square 7 mins, Elizabeth Tower 6 mins, London Eye 6 mins, Buckingham Palace 19 mins.
Did you know? Harry and the Order of the Phoenix fly past Westminster Bridge en route to 12 Grimauld Place.