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What you'll do
Explore one of London’s most iconic structures. Tower Bridge is an unmissable site that should be top of your city itinerary.
Visit Tower Bridge with Go City®
- With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
- Access to the Glass Walkway.
- Entry to the Victorian Engine rooms and exhibitions.
Tower Bridge is one of the finest and most recognizable bridges in the world. The commanding gothic towers have stood over the River Thames since 1894, becoming one of the most symbolic landmarks of the city. Discover the history of the bridge, learn about the stages of its construction and discover the stories attached to its uniquely distinctive design. You can head to the top of one of the bridge towers to enjoy panoramic views of the city too, from the Tower of London and HMS Belfast to St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge and much more.
Once you've taken in the incredible view, explore fascinating exhibits featuring the Great Bridges of the World, as well as animated and digital displays outlining the history of the bridge and why it was built. It's an exciting place for anyone interested in history, architecture, and engineering.
Tower Bridge Highlights
Glass Walkway – brave this nerve-wracking experience 138ft above the river and you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of passing boats and pedestrians right beneath your feet.
Victorian Engine Rooms – descend into the heart of the bridge and discover the coal-driven steam engines that once powered the bridge as well as a multi-sensory exhibition taking you through the development of technology throughout the years.
Audio Guide – unlock the Bridge's history with their bespoke audio guide. Download the Smartify app to hear expert commentary from the team, and to access exclusive imagery and rarely-seen photographs.
Did You Know
- Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894.
- A design contest was held to choose the Tower Bridge design with over 50 designs submitted.
- 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.
- The two towers are each 213 ft (65m) tall.
- The walkways between the towers were closed in 1910 due to a bad reputation as a haunt for prostitutes and pickpockets as they were only accessible by stairs and seldom used by pedestrians. The walkway was reopened in 1982 as part of the Tower Bridge exhibition.
Experience Tower Bridge and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.View the All Inclusive Pass
Know before you go
Getting in: passholders do not need to book in advance. Enter the admissions lobby via the ‘Buy tickets’ lane. After the security/bag check, present your pass at the ticket desk for scanning and validation. Once your ticket has been validated, you will be issued with an entrance ticket. Please retain the ticket to gain admission to the Engine Rooms at the end of your visit.
Please note: Tower Bridge is busiest in the afternoon. For the best experience, we recommend visiting before 2pm.
For groups of 15 people or more, you must email email@example.com with your preferred date and time of visit at least three working days in advance.
For more information, please visit the Tower Bridge website.
From 8 January to early March 2024, Tower Bridge will be undergoing some scheduled maintenance work which may affect access to the attraction. For more information, please visit their website.
Where you'll be
Tower Bridge Rd, null, London, GB
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