Road runs on an east-west axis and passes through the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Between 1740 and 1746, the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge
bought land from the Archbishop of Canterbury and ground in Lambeth Marsh
from the Lord Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the approach to the bridge on the southern (then-Surrey) side. This was the start date of Westminster Bridge
The Roman Catholic St George’s Cathedral
, Southwark is between Westminster Bridge
Road and St George’s Road
, the frontage to the diocesan offices being on Westminster Bridge
Road. Morley College
, an adult education college, is located on the road, and so is the associated Morley Gallery.
The Lincoln Memorial Tower built by Christopher Newman Hall in the late 19th century in memory of Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation stands close to the junction with Kennington Road
The London Necropolis railway station rebuilt its terminus in 1902, moving it to Westminster Bridge
Road. The station was bombed in the London Blitz in 1941 and subsequently closed. Its entrance remains intact at 121 Westminster Bridge
The Canterbury Music Hall
stood at 143 Westminster Bridge
Road, commissioned by Charles Morton in 1852 when it was built adjacent to the Canterbury Tavern. It was destroyed by World War II bombing in 1942. The later Gatti’s-in-the-Road music hall opposite was commissioned by Carlo Gatti and opened in 1865. It later became a cinema and, after being badly damaged in the Second World War, was demolished in 1950.The Florence Nightingale Museum
is at the west end of the street within the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital.
Between 1964 and 1994 the office block at 100 Westminster Bridge
Road, then known as Century House, was home to the UK’s overseas intelligence agency, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), or more commonly MI6. The building was refurbished and converted into the residential Perspective Building, designed by Assael Architecture. in 2001.