Tower Bridge


Tower Bridge is such an iconic symbol of the UK capital that it is sometimes erroneously referred to as ‘London Bridge’, the next river crossing upstream. Built in 1886-1894, the suspension bridge includes two road platforms that can be raised to allow ships to pass through the River Thames below. Despite dating back more than 120 years, the bridge is to this day considered an engineering marvel, as well as one of the most recognisable structures in London. Paying visitors can ascend the tower to the two high-level walkways, 42 meters up, which include glass floors for a dizzying view of the traffic below as well as London landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral. Also on display are the Victorian engine rooms, which house the steam engines that once powered the lifts of what is, arguably, the most famous bridge in the world. Just don’t call it London Bridge!

  • Historic buildings
  • Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
  • City of London
  • Tower Hill (District Line, Circle Line)
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  • Summer Opening Hours: April to September 10:00 – 17:30 (last admission); Winter Opening Hours: October to March 09:30 – 17:00 (last admission). The Tower Bridge Exhibition is closed 24 - 26 December and open from 10:00 on 1 January.
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