Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges • Observation Decks & Towers
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year. Within the Bridge's iconic structure and magnificent Victorian Engine rooms, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is the best way of exploring the most famous bridge in the world! Come learn about this incredible feat of Victorian engineering, discover how the Bridge is raised and enjoy stunning panoramic views across London from our high-level walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission )
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martinbrown2k
Barnsley, UK63 contributions
Aug 2021
Almost everyone whose heard of London has heard of Tower Bridge. It's appeared in numerous movies, perhaps the most recent was "Spiderman: Far from Home". It's an iconic landmark. Most tourists who visit London plan to visit it, walk across it and take photos. What most people don't realise however, is that the upper structure is a walkway that was built to allow pedestrians to cross even when the bridge was raised. This walkway is still open today, albeit for a fee, which also includes access to the old engine room and guides on hand to talk about the history of the bridge. When visiting, there are 2 ways to reach the top, by walking up 206 steps or by using the lift/elevator. The lift wasn't working on the north side on the day of my visit, which meant I climbed the stairs and I'm so glad I did as I got to see the original colour of the bridge, some great views out of the windows and saw lots of history including how the bridge opens and how a man once jumped the bridge in a red London bus. Once up the top a guide greets you and tells you interesting facts about the making of the tower and points to a photo of a man who fell from the tower during construction, then swam to the shore and climbed back to the top and continued working. Then comes the main event, the upper walkway. This is where Spiderman fought Mysterio in the movie. Right in the centre is a glass floor where people either jump up and down on it to prove they wont fall through, or cower at the sides. Through the floor you can see traffic passing over the bridge. At the sides of the walkway are windows which offer great views of the Thames and includes small sliding windows which open to allow you to take photos without reflections from the windows. Once across you can either go down the steps or use another lift. Once back at ground level you can visit the old engine room, see the old boilers, use the restrooms and visit the gift shop. Whilst it's not necessarily an attraction you'd keep coming back to, it is definitely something worth visiting, it's different from the usual tourist attractions but isn't expensive either.
Written August 10, 2021
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Kirsty S
Portree, UK81 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The Tower Bridge Experience is well worth the £10.20 entrance fee for adults. The employees are all very knowledgeable about the history and workings of the bridge. They were all happy to take time to answer questions. The glass floor in the walkways between the two towers are novel & add to the experience. We had to rush the end of the visit slightly due travel and would recommend an hour for this activity. We visited in March when visitor numbers were low, soon after opening & experienced no queues.
Written April 2, 2022
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Hannah M
Lifton, UK42 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Trying to find affordable child friendly things to do in London isn’t easy but Tower Bridge with it’s glass floored walkway was both fun and great value. However, once you’ve climbed the stairs (lift available for wheelchairs & buggy’s only) it’s a very short experience. The glass floor section is only a few meters long, so everyone up there is huddled around this one section and once you’ve managed to find a space to take a pic of the traffic below, you head back down again. We’re we’re only on the bridge for 15mins! You can then visit the engine room but my kids weren’t at all interested in that part of the experience. Overall I’d say it’s worth doing once, just to say you’ve done it as the unique view of the bridge below your feet is quite something.
Written November 3, 2021
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phawita d
54 contributions
Feb 2022
As a Londoner, Tower Bridge has always been iconic in many ways. Booked a guided tour many weeks ago, not knowing storm Eunice would try to disrupt our weekend.
However, we did not let this get in our way.
We were booked a 3 pm slot and found ourselves in the company of 8 other people making our group of 10.
Please allow up to 90 minutes for this tour and wear sensible shoes and clothing.
Our adventure starts with our expert guide - Katie, who originates from the windy city of Chicago and now working full time here at the bridge.
Katie had us captivated throughout our time with not only sheer historic facts regarding the origin of this great engineering feat during the industrial revolution, but also fed us morsels of insight of daily life around this area during the turn of the 19th century.
Her command of dispersing hard facts but in a easy and well timed manner was highly valuable and greatly appreciated by our entire group.
For those prone to vertigo, she will help and guide you to walk on the thick glass walkway, experience watching London traffic running below your feet.
The engine room and seeing the marvel machinery is a must visit.
Smell the scent of oily aroma in the room taking you back when London was the center of world class engineering, bar none.
Occasionally, we did have some members of the public also captivated by Katie's commanding voice, not too brash but firm in keeping her voice at a level for group's benefit. She also encouraged questions to be asked as answers were all too well forthcoming in spades.
If you're at all coming to London for a vacation or reside here, then I would urge you all to visit this super structure that is simply outstanding in so many ways.
However, do book a tour rather than D.I.Y to save a few pennies, as you're never going to gain the same knowledge and excitement without Katie's tour.!
Highly recommend it and I shall return with others.
Regards,
Sanjay & Phawita
Written February 20, 2022
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kimmy
Widnes, UK57 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
On arriving at our timed entry on the 26/10/21 1.10pm we were then told we still had to join a long queue (with a child this is something we wanted to avoid …more queues )
we then waited for another 35 mins to get in and have our bags checked .
We have been to other museums In London on our stay with timed entry and we got in on the allotted time with bags checked .
Once in we enjoyed the museum with the best bit for my son was the glass walk way & an activity sheet to do .
We also went to the engine room down the road which was interesting too.
Yes
It’s a museum I probably wouldn’t visit again once it’s been done .
Written October 28, 2021
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superssonic
Northampton, UK157 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Got a ticket online but when got there they said i had to join a que which allowed people with no tickets to buy them anyway,so this was rather pointless paying upfront and risk no refund if delayed. At least there was a lift as otherwise it would be a lot of stairs. Got up and the was a tiny little gap to avoid the glass floor which i was no way going to walk on. You were allowed to walk round at own pace and was good overall. The engine room and gift shop were in a seperate part so was up to you if you wanted to do this.
Written March 13, 2022
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lara
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I did enjoy this as provides a very interesting view of London. The engine rooms are something to marvel at. This is not something that would generally interest me, but you can't help but admire the men who built the engines and operated them. Plenty of steps to climb (220), although there is a lift. The glass floor, showing the world below makes for an interesting photographs. One thing to note is that even if you book a slot on line for a particular time, you end up in the same queue for those that have not booked, so no idea why they operate time slots. We were in the queue for 20 mins, so suggest you turn up well before your allotted time slot!
Written March 27, 2022
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Sim
Chelmsford, UK59 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We had the tour here, which included walking across the top, over the glass floor and down into the engine rooms. Every step you walk there is information on how / when etc the bridge was built and how it works. Very clean and well kept. The staff were all friendly, as covid is here at the moment, all the staff were following the guidlines. For £10 pp ( different rates for different users) what a wealth of information you get about one of Londons fabulous buildings- highly recommend!
Written August 16, 2020
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fork_handles
Luton, UK1,709 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Having not visited Tower Bridge since I was a child, it was enjoyable to go along again and experience the opening of the Bridge from up the top. The staff were very friendly and helpful whilst the displays were very informative, especially the Engine Room ones, which gave a great understanding of how the Bridge originally worked as well as some knowledge of those people who kept it going 24 hours a day.

I also thought that the visit was pretty good value and was a great way to spend a couple of hours in an iconic London attraction. It was also not too busy despite it being only a week before Christmas.

A must see.
Written December 21, 2021
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Paul Mak
London, UK353 contributions
Nov 2021
Absolutely spectacular. Went in November on a Saturday evening at 4:30pm and the views were amazing. Looking over London with it’s dusk sky and how beautifully it is lit, you can’t help but take a breath. Lots to do when you pay to do the experience from the history behind the building of the bridge through signs and videos. There is a glass floored walkway which is entertaining and good. Not too busy and really good fun. I would definitely recommend you visit the attraction but also do the experience too.
Written November 6, 2021
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