“We haven’t had a bridge for a while, so this week we’re heading to Lambeth Bridge. The five-arched current bridge (which was grade II listed in 2008) was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and was opened in 1932 by King George V.
It’s a pretty workmanlike bridge. The beauty comes from the wonderful views from it, along with the way the Thames winds one way, and then the other either side of it.
The reason that it’s predominantly red is that it’s meant to match the colour of the benches in the House of Lords (Westminster Bridge is mostly green to match the House of Common’s benches.)
It’s not be quite as famous in the movies as it’s green companion, although it has been in a Harry Potter film and Blood Diamond.”