The famous Tower Bridge in London (Tower Bridge) is the most famous bridge in the city, and without a doubt, one of the symbols of London. It is a Victorian-style drawbridge, located next to the Tower of London.
The Tower Bridge in London is one of the most photographed places in London, and not only can you enjoy seeing it from the banks of the River Thames, but you can cross it on foot and even visit its interior exhibition that is open to the public: the Tower BridgeExhibition.
Information on the Tower Bridge in London
The Tower Bridge in London was opened on June 30, 1894 by King Edward VII (when he was still Prince of Wales) and today is considered one of the most famous bridges in the world.
From 1894 to 1976 the bridge’s lifting system consisted of a steam engine, which was replaced by an electrical system.
The bridge platforms, through which millions of people and vehicles pass, are raised around 1000 times a year to let ships pass and even huge rubber ducks on some occasions (yes, this is true),
What to see on the Tower Bridge in London
The visit to the London Tower Bridge exhibition – Tower Bridge Exhibition – consists of an exhibition on the evolution of the bridge’s lifting system, as well as the importance of this bridge in the history of the city. The glass walkway located between both towers is striking.
The tour when visiting the London Tower Bridge exhibition starts at the North Tower. Here you will discover the history and importance of London’s Tower Bridge in the British city.
Tower Bridge Glass Footbridge in London: Who Said Vertigo?
You will then go through the famous glass walkways, where you will get amazing views of the bridge and the city of London. Here is an exhibition of photos of the most iconic bridges in the world, including, of course, Tower Bridge.
This glass walkway was inaugurated in 2014, and allows thousands of visitors to enjoy unique views of one of the most emblematic points of London every day. The walkway is 42 meters high and 11 meters long. From here you can take some amazing photos!
Weddings and banquets can even be held on top of the bridge!
Upon reaching the South Tower you will see a video by artist Stephen Biesty. You will go down being able to see the iconic buildings located along the Thames turned into works of art with LEDs.
Victorian Engine Rooms
The tour ends in the Victorian Engine Rooms. Here you can see how the bridge’s lifting system worked, by means of a steam engine, from its construction until 1976 and its subsequent replacement by an electrical system.
Hours to visit the London Tower Bridge Exhibition
April – September: 10:00 – 17:30 (Last admission)
October – March: 09:30 – 17:00 (Last admission)
London Tower Bridge is closed on: December 24, 25 and 26 and opens from 10am on January 1.
|Child 5 – 15||£4.20|
|Child under 5||Free|
Online or at the Box Office
It is possible to buy tickets online in advance or at the box office.
Tickets for the Tower Bridge in London
The London Pass sightseeing pass includes free entry to London’s Tower Bridge.
You can also see other London tourist passes.
Buy Combined Tickets:
It is possible to save on tickets by buying combined tickets for different attractions, such as:
The Tower Bridge in London is next to the Tower of London. The entrance to the London Tower Bridge exhibition is located at the base of the North Tower of the bridge. You will have to climb some stairs to reach the bridge, and start to cross it, immediately you will see the entrance.
Address: Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP.
What to do after visiting the Tower Bridge in London
For location, I recommend visiting the Tower Bridge in London on the same day that we visit the Tower of London. Our itinerary 4 “From Monument to St. Paul’s Cathedral” runs through this area of London, passing through the Tower of London, the Tower of London Bridge, and the south bank of the Thames. Before crossing the bridge, I recommend visiting the area of St Katharine’s Dock, as many tourists do not get to see this area. Walking along the South Bank of the Thames from here you will easily reach the London Bridge area, where you will find the tallest building in London, The Shard, and the famous Borough Market.