Lake Havasu City, Arizona: London Bridge

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Address:
McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Directions:
The bridge is on McCulloch Blvd, perpendicular to, and just west of, Hwy 95. Look for the signs.
Phone:
928-855-4115
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London Bridge. London Bridge
The real 950-ft. long bridge moved here from England. A fake, deteriorating, Merry-Olde-Village was built next to it. Piranha 3D was filmed here in 2009. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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We just made a stop at the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. The fountain was clean and running. The area did not look run down. We did see the telephone booth, which looked like it has been painted. We did not see a double-decker bus. There were businesses, although many had closed signs; not surprising given the temperature was 111 degrees.

[Karen and Doug Meyers, 07/24/2014]
London Bridge

This area hasn't changed much in the past three years that we've visited. The fountain has never worked, the phone booth has a plywood back wall, and the store-fronts look more like movie set props. Every year, we stand our daughter inside the phone booth and take her picture to see how much she's grown.

The flags and wrought-iron gates are in excellent condition. The double-decker bus must have been removed before we visited because we've never seen it.

The bridge itself is in great condition. You can still see many of the numbered bricks from the rebuilding of the bridge. The underside of the bridge is covered in swallows' nests. There are lots of things to do under the bridge along the waterway, from eateries to souvenir shops. One of the shops even sells bird food for a quarter a cup. You can use this food to do your own rendition of the movie, "Birds", by just walking under the bridge and showing the pigeons. At the top of the bridge sits the visitors center. You can purchase pieces of the bridge for $1.00 there and find lots of other fun local attractions.

Swallows nest and numbered bricks.

Don't forget to take a water taxi ride while your visiting the bridge.

[Deborah, 07/28/2009]
Closed building in fake London. London Bridge

As a person who lives in Lake Havasu, I am as upset as many of the tourists who visit this town. Having grown up here it is tough to see how the once lively English Village has fallen into disrepair. After working at the London Arms Pub and Playhouse from open to its closing (forced closing), I greatly miss those times when it really was a tourist attraction. So I would like to fix it.

If someone is willing to give me 10 million dollars I'm sure I could make it even better than it once was. And to those of you who are still visiting, I'm sorry -- we know it's lame.

[Alicia, 05/13/2008]
London Bridge

I was recently at London Bridge, and the tourist area near the bridge is very run down. There is a large faux-Tudor building that had been the location of a number of British-themed shops. The building is now empty. There are a handful of shops, but they sell mostly generic (and tacky) "tourist souvenir" items. It's rather sad to see the area fall so much since it first opened.

[Steven F. Scharff, 11/23/2006]

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