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

Visit Tower Bridge's new Glass Walkway, one of London's most unique experiences, and learn about the Victorian steam bascules

London 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 floor that lines the structure's two walkways, which provide a fascinating view of the Thames, London skyline and cars passing by down below.


  • The Tower Bridge Glass Floor walkway, a truly unique experience for those unafraid of heights
  • Spectacular panoramic views over the river
  • The “bascule” bridges (which mean 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 across the two towers

Did you know:

  • When London Bridge was built it was originally the only crossing over the Thames
  • 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:

The Tower Bridge Tour
There's a lot of history to this world famous attraction and there are a number of guided Tower Bridge tours on offer, designed to illuminate the structure's colourful past and present. The Behind-the-Scenes Tower Bridge tour is easily the most fascinating offering, as a host takes visitors into off-limits areas such as the Bridge Control Room, Machinery Room and the Bascule Chambers which sink below water-level. Guests can also opt for a personalised Tower Bridge Tour. For a truly unforgettable experience, the Private Evening Tower Bridge Tour is breathtaking and takes guests along the bridge's glass walkway at night when the night skyline comes alive with lights.

Glass Walkway
The attraction's exhibition has just launched its most significant development in Tower Bridge history since 1982 - the glass walkway. 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 walkway is a must-see - if you need any more convincing, the Tower Bridge 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
The Victorian Engine Rooms hold the coal driven steam engines that were once used to power the bridges. Interactive information panels help visitors discover the development of technology used over the years to keep the bridge in motion, complete with sounds and smells that take you back through Tower Bridge history. You can also experience a virtual Bridge lift illustrating how the bascules are raised.

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. The East Walkway also houses the exhibition ‘Great Bridges of the World’ showcasing over 20 bridges of inspiring engineering

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 tour, 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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Excellent Couldn't have been better. It made for a most enjoyable visit . I would recommend it to anyone, especially first-time visitors.
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Getting to Tower Bridge

Getting to Tower Bridge

  • Tower Bridge London SE1 2UP
  • Closest Underground Station Tower Bridge
  • Closest Bus Stop Stop P: Route 42 78 RV1
  • Big Bus 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


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

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