Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge in London has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

The London Pass London Pass Benefits: Skip the Line Access to Tower Bridge Normally £9.80 - Included with London Pass

Tower Bridge in London has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

Visit Tower Bridge's Glass Floor, one of London's most unique experiences, and learn about the engineering, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge is one of the most impressive structures and sites in the capital and has stood over the River Thames since 1894. As well as being one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, it is one of the most visited attractions in London and continues to be a working bridge to this day.

Its fascinating exhibition delves into significant moments in Tower Bridge history and how it was built, through interactive displays and videos about its impact on the River Thames. Visitors will also fall in love with the Tower Bridge Glass Floors that line the structure's two walkways, which provide a fascinating view of the Thames, London skyline and cars passing by down below.

Highlights:

  • The Tower Bridge Glass Floor, a truly unique experience for those unafraid of heights
  • Spectacular panoramic views over the river
  • The “bascules” (which means see-saw in French) are lifted to this day on a schedule to allow boats and barges to pass
  • An exhibition filled with Tower Bridge history, detailing its development through time as a fully functioning bridge
  • A high-level walkway between the two towers

Did you know:

  • Over 50 designs were submitted to be considered for the winning design
  • The build of the Bridge took 8 years to build with 432 construction workers
  • Before 1977 the Bridge was brown until it was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, a significant moment in Tower Bridge history
  • A London bus driver once had to jump between the two raising ‘bascules’ when his number 78 bus was caught on the Bridge as it rose

Don't miss:

Glass Floors
Housed in the West Walkway, visitors can admire Tower Bridge from a unique perspective and look down on passing boats and pedestrians underfoot and even catch the bascules rising if you time it right. From 42m above the river, the Glass Floor is a must-see - if you need any more convincing, the Glass Floor is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis. So you're pretty safe!

Victorian Engine Rooms
Set amongst the original steam engines, coal burners and accumulators that once powered the raising of Tower Bridge, uncover the fascinating histories of cooks, coal stokers and engineers. Immerse yourself in this atmospheric space, where exciting interactives, newly commissioned films and never before displayed photographs will explore and explain the role of this dynamic workplace at the heart of Tower Bridge.

East Walkway
Experience the breath-taking views from the high-level walkway, East Walkway, and observe the wealth of museums and historic buildings that surround the Thames, including HMS Belfast and the Tower Of London.

Family Trail
For those travelling with children, it's worth downloading the Tower Bridge Family Trail app before you embark on your adventure. It's full of interactive activities for the entire family to add another dimension to your Tower Bridge visit, slipping in significant moments of Tower Bridge history amongst origami boat folding lessons and a panoramic map of the London skyline.

How to get there:

- Tower Hill underground (district and circle lines)
- Tower Gateway (DLR)
- London Bridge underground (northern and jubilee, national rail network)
- Tower Bridge is situated in zone 1 of the London Transport Network so your travel will be included in your package if you opt for The London Pass with Oyster Travelcard

Make the most of your London Pass:

- Save on entry costs and enjoy breath-taking views over London 
- Tower Bridge is close to one of London’s most unusual restaurants, the Medieval Banquet, where you can enjoy a four-course banquet and a show of festive pageantry – London Pass holders get 15% off

All London Pass holders receive a 10% discount at the Tower Bridge gift shop when showing their London Pass.

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"I would absolutely recommend buying the London Pass if you have 3 or more days to spend exploring London. Buy it ahead of time, online and research what is available and decide what attractions you might be interested in. A top 10 sort of thing, and then any others that might be of interest. It gives you the freedom to visit many popular sites without the hassle of standing in long lines for tickets. I also liked that I wasn't spending all kinds of money every day on attractions and money did not enter into my decisions on what I wanted to do since my admissions where already paid for. I very much enjoyed my visit in London and I think having the London Pass allowed me to see more than I would have, had I not had it. Thank you!!"
Debbie from UK

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Getting to Tower Bridge

Getting to Tower Bridge

  • Tower Bridge London SE1 2UP
  • Closest Underground Station Tower Hill
  • Closest Bus Stop Stop P: Route 42 78 RV1
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops Tower Hill - Red Route - Stop 16

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Opening Times

Monday 09.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 18.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 18.00
Thursday 09.30 - 18.00
Friday 09.30 - 18.00
Saturday 09.30 - 18.00
Sunday 09.30 - 18.00
Last Admission: 17.00

Closed:

Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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