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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

30th April 1980 Ronald Harwood's Dresser, premieres in London

30th April 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London

30th April 1943 Noel Coward's This Happy Breed, premieres in London

30th April 1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower

30th April 1695 William Congreve's Love for Love, premieres in London

30th April 1290 Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I was married to the 7th Earl of Gloucester in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Harry Potter Bridge



The Harry Potter Bridge

Grade II listed and handy for crossing the river

Location: Lambeth Bridge Road, SE11

Description: 'Lambeth Bridge' is a five-span steel arch, designed by engineer Sir George Humphreys and architect Sir Reginald Blomfield, and was built by Dorman Long and opened on 19 July 1932 by King George V.

The previous structure was a suspension bridge, 828 feet (252.4 m) long, designed by Peter W. Barlow. Sanctioned by an Act of Parliament in 1860, it opened as a toll bridge in 1862 but doubts about its safety, coupled with its awkwardly steep approaches deterring horse-drawn traffic, meant it soon became used almost solely as a pedestrian crossing. It ceased to be a toll bridge in 1879 when the Metropolitan Board of Works assumed responsibility for its upkeep - it was by then severely corroded.

The bridge was declared a Grade II listed structure in 2008, providing protection to preserve its special character from unsympathetic development.

The bridge was used for the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for a scene where the Knight Bus must pass between two Volvo Super Olympians.

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The Harry Potter Bridge

Grade II listed and handy for crossing the river


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