Events down by the river…

Down on the south bank of the Thames are some very special restaurants, each of which has a terrace and an exceptional view of Tower Bridge.

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One of the London restaurant scene’s most famous names, Le Pont de la Tour got a total overhaul last year, keeping its killer terrace and gaining a slick new look and a new menu, courtesy of Head Chef Frederick Forster.

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At the recently-refurbished Butlers Wharf Chop House the concept is simple: great ingredients, cooked beautifully, and what’s more it has a terrace overlooking one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Local charcuterie and 42-day aged steaks take centre stage, and there’s a relaxed bar area to enjoy London spirits and the best of modern British fare.

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Blueprint Café offers one of D&D London’s most versatile spaces and comes complete with its own terrace. The view of Tower Bridge is matched with equally special food, with an emphasis on seasonality and many ingredients made in-house.

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As the name might suggest, Cantina del Ponte matches that view of Tower Bridge with some classic Italian cooking. Influences are taken from regions all over Italy, with breads and pasta made in-house, and a wine list which operates on the same Italy-centric principle. There’s also a riverside terrace and a team that will give you a welcome as warm as any Nonna.