Not too many people realize, but there is a little bit of London in Arizona. The London Bridge was dismantled and brought to Lake Havasu, Arizona over 50 years ago.
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The bridge was built in 1830 and was originally over the Thames River in London.
A wealthy entrepreneur, Robert McCulloch, purchased the bridge at auction from the city of London. He was one of the original founders of the city and thought the bridge would attract new residents.
Lake Havasu City is a popular Spring Break destination. It is located on the western edge of Arizona. About 200 miles from Phoenix.
Lake Havasu Attractions
The biggest attraction in Lake Havasu City is the lake itself. With 16 boat launching ramps and several great beach areas, the lake attracts a big crowd especially during Spring Break and Summer.
The other main attraction in Lake Havasu is the London Bridge that crosses the lake. The London Bridge was brought to Lake Havasu from London in 1971.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s cannons were melted down to create the lanterns on the London Bridge.
There are many shops and places to eat in the area surrounding the London Bridge.