Activity code: BT
- Walk the Bridge 42 Metre High Walkway
- Step onto the spectacular glass floor
- Learn the History of Tower Bridge
- Visit the Victorian Engine Rooms
One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge has a fascinating history spanning over 135 years. Did you know it took 8 years to build and over 11,000 tonnes of steel were used for the Towers and Walkways? Discover interesting stories and more as you wander through the walkways and engage with the interactive displays and exhibitions.
A visit to Tower Bridge wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the incredible Walkways and Glass Floors. Walk across the high-level Walkways and enjoy panoramic views of London’s famous locations and landmarks. At 42 metres above the Thames, you’ll soak in sights of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf, the historic Greenwich, Tower of London, the City, The Shard and much more.
Installed in 2014, the Glass Floors allow you to admire the hustle and bustle of the capital from right beneath your feet. Watch London’s double decker buses and black taxis pass by as well as the boats and cruise ships. Amazingly, 800 vessels still pass through the bridge each year!
Once you’ve taken in the sights, travel back in time to the Victorian age as you venture into the atmospheric Engine Rooms to uncover the machinery and people that worked here. Operated by hydraulic power, you’ll explore the original steam engines that raised the bascules of the bridge and see how these bascules still rise today to let ships pass through.
- On the 3rd Saturday of every month Tower Bridge opens its doors early for those who prefer quieter spaces, such as those with autism, Aspergers and anxiety, as well as their siblings, families and carers. Entry to Tower Bridge is closed between 09:30am to 11:50am
- On Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March 2023 Tower Bridge will open to the public at the later time of 10:50am.
- Tower Bridge is closed between 24 - 26 December and open from 10:00am on 1 January.
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
Nearest Train Station: London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR
Nearest Underground: Tower Hill or London Bridge
Bus Routes: 15, 42, 78,100, RV1
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