Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. Enjoy admission inside Tower Bridge without further payment

The London Pass View the city of London and the Thames from 42 metres above ground level from Tower Bridge's iconic glass floors. Normally £10.60 - Included with London Pass

Please visit the official attraction website for current opening times. 

Operating as a working bridge for over 125 years, Tower Bridge offers numerous exhibitions detailing its history, a range of family-friendly experiences as well as a unique viewing experience of the River Thames from its iconic Glass Floors in the 42-metre high walkways.

Enjoy access to Tower Bridge with the London Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.
- Stand over the Tower Bridge Glass Floor and view the bridge and passers-by below.
- Panoramic views over the River Thames and across London. 

Pass Perks

- London Pass® holders can benefit from ‘Skip the ticket Line’ access and dedicated priority queueing lanes.
- Additionally, pass holders receive a 10% discount at the Tower Bridge gift shop when showing their pass.



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- About Tower Bridge

- Tower Bridge highlights

- Tower Bridge facts

- Don’t miss

- Know before you go

- Getting in

- Make the most of your London Pass

- How to get there



About 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 recognisable landmarks in the world, it is one of the most visited attractions in London and remains a working bridge to this day. Visitors will also fall in love with the Tower Bridge Glass Floors that line the structure’s two walkways, which provide a fascinating.

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Tower Bridge highlights 

  • The Glass Floors in the Tower Bridge's walkways offer unique views of the River Thames below.

  • The famous bascules are regularly 'lifted' to allow tall vessels to pass underneath - visit the attraction website to see if your visit coincides with this exciting event.

  • Enjoy exhibitions of Tower Bridge's history and its people

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Tower Bridge facts

  • Horace Jones and George D. Stevenson's now world-famous design for Tower Bridge was chosen from over 50 proposals.

  • The bridge took eight years and 432 construction workers to build.

  • Tower Bridge was originally painted brown. It was painted in the red, white and blue colours we see today in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

  • A London bus driver once had to jump between the two rising bascules when his number 78 bus was caught on the bridge as it rose.

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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.

For more information, please visit the official attraction page here. 

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Know before you go

  • Tower lifts intermittently throughout the day, be sure to check the official attraction site for bridge lift times.

  • Tower Bridge is closed 24 - 26 December and open from 10:00 on 1 January.

  • An adult must accompany children aged 15 years or under.

  • On the third Saturday of every month, Tower Bridge opens at the later time of 10:00 to facilitate Autism Friendly Early Opening sessions.

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Getting in

  • Present your London Pass at the main entrance. London Pass® holders can use the designated Priority Lane.

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Make the most of your London Pass

- 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.

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How to get there

Underground

- Tower Hill - District and Circle lines
- London Bridge - Northern and Jubilee lines

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
- Tower Gateway

Train
- London Bridge - 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. 

 

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"My boyfriend and I purchased the London Pass ahead of time to use when we got to London and it was wonderful for public transport, avoiding cues and accessing all the sites without having to fawk out cash or paying per site. This also allowed us to see much more than we normally would have. Because you buy the card at a flat rate you are saving money too! It makes travelling around London a pleasure as a tourist."
Katherine from Australia

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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
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops Tower Hill - Red Route - Stop 16

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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