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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 33.5 metres above road 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

- 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 and Victorian Engine Rooms.

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Tower Bridge highlights 

  • Stand on the iconic Glass Floor and see London life right beneath your feet.

  • Enjoy unique views of London from over the River Thames.

  • Explore the Victorian Engine Rooms and uncover the fascinating histories of cooks, coal stokers and engineers.

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Tower Bridge facts

  • The Bridge took eight years, five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers each day to build. It was opened in 1894 and became a visitor attraction in 1982.

  • Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge and today, the bascules are still operated by hydraulic power. Since 1976 they have been driven by oil and electricity rather than steam. The original pumping engines, accumulators and boilers are on display within the Victorian Engine Rooms.

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

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Don’t miss

Glass Floors
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. 

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 Bridge offers a one-way visitor route and various measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. See more information here.

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

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Getting in

  • Present your London Pass at the main entrance and you will be allocated a ticket for the next available time slot. 

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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. 

 

For more things to do in London, check out The London Pass® Blog

 

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Testimonial -

"We went to see so much more than if we had to pay individually. Was nice paying for it before the trip so didn't have to bring extra money and worry about running short. We also got the travel pass and restaurant discount book and discovered some very nice places to eat that we wouldn't have known about. Planning on coming back in 2014 and will buy another one! Recommend it 200%!"
Cindy from USA

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Visiting Tower Bridge

Visiting 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 9.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 9.30 - 18.00
Wednesday 9.30 - 18.00
Thursday 9.30 - 18.00
Friday 9.30 - 18.00
Saturday 9.30 - 18.00
Sunday 9.30 - 18.00
Last Admission: 17.00

Closed:

Tower Bridge is closed from 24 - 26 December.

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