You may be familiar with the popular nursery rhyme London Bridge.

Although typically most favourited by a younger audience, the rhyme has been a part of many lives as it describes the story of London Bridge falling down.

However, was the nursery rhyme singing the truth or was it all a load of lies?

Well, we've found the exact answer for you so you can finally find out if London Bridge did fall down, and the answer may just surprise you.

Did London Bridge really fall down?

The first version of London Bridge was built back in 43 AD by the Romans but was later replaced by a stronger wooden bridge in 948, according to the London Bridge Hotel.

East London Advertiser: London bridge in 1209.London bridge in 1209. (Image: Getty)

But, the bridge was destroyed by Vikings invading London in 1014 seeing the first stone version erected in 1209. 

The new and improved bridge was 20 feet wide and 300 yards long, even including a drawbridge to help river traffic.

However, over the years London Bridge struggled under the weight and pressure of the growing merchants and traders on the bridge.

In 1212, the first fire broke out on the bridge, seeing parts of the bridge burned down and many people losing their lives.

London Bridge was built again but faced another fire in 1623 which saw traders leave the bridge.

For over 200 years, the bridge stood strong, but in 1821, a government committee was created to support new bridge developments.

Under the watchful eye of Scottish civil engineer, John Rennie, the new London Bridge was created.

East London Advertiser: London Bridge in 1892London Bridge in 1892 (Image: Getty)

Built 100 feet west of its inspiration, it measured 928 feet long and 49 feet wide and opened to the public in 1831.

The new London Bridge lasted for more than 140 years, sadly in 1962 the bridge started to sink.

So from 1968 to 1972, the current London Bridge was created as new foundations were placed above the former.

Now, London Bridge remains strong and supported as it helps millions across the River Thames every year.

So in ways, London Bridge did fall down over the years, and the nursery rhyme didn't completely lie.