Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1893. It was officially opened in 1894 by The Prince of Wales King Edward VII. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become the icon of London. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways. Tower Bridge is always a busy crossing of the Thames: it is crossed by over 40,000 motorists, cyclists and pedestrians every day. The bridge is 240 m in length. Before its restoration in the 2010s, the bridge was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. Its colours were subsequently restored to blue and white. The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a display housed in the bridge's twin towers, the high-level walkways and the Victorian engine rooms. It uses films, photos and interactive displays to explain why and how Tower Bridge was built. Visitors can access the original steam engines that once powered the bridge bascules.

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Open Hours:

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    10:00 - 17:30

  • Tue

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Wed

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Thu

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Fri

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Sat

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Sun

    10:00 - 17:30

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  • Edwin Tan

    - 22 May 2018 -

    the pretty bridge :) the one everybody presume is the London Bridge is.

  • Kawika Terry

    - 19 May 2018 -

    Walk across for great views from the other side of the Thames.

  • Cinthya Manzano

    - 16 May 2018 -

    Gorgeous! Loved it!

  • Ahlam Alshmlani

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Khalid Aljaafary

    - 09 May 2018 -

    Very nice place

  • ranaaim

    - 06 May 2018 -

    u can view all of london but itโ€™s always crowded

  • Sole Angel

    - 27 April 2018 -

    Great sight. A must visit place.

  • Michel Tardy

    - 21 April 2018 -

    One of the most beautiful landmarks in London!

  • Raed

    - 20 April 2018 -

    No one visits London and forgets to come to this historic landmark

  • Heba ๐Ÿ’œ

    - 09 April 2018 -

    Take the bridge both side and read all the historical signs

Tower Bridge tours

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible open dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. With three family-friendly routes and three transport link services available, this hop-on hop-off bus in London offers a perfect day of sightseeing. Admire Tower Bridge, the London...

Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets

Explore the famous Tower Bridge from the inside and walk on high level walkways. Make your visit to the most famous bridge in the world a memorable one and enjoy unique views of London.

The View from The Shard Entrance Ticket with Optional Champagne

Nab your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and experience one of the finest views that London has to offer. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top attractions...

London Eye River Cruise with Optional Standard London Eye Ticket

Take an Coca-Cola London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Highlights of the 40-minute circular cruise include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern and the Millennium...

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Enjoy a evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the River Thames. Glide past some of London's most spectacular landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as you cruise from the center of London to the Thames River barrier and back.

Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

What could be better than a tour of London by black taxi? With your own personal driver guide, you'll see London at your own pace. You can stop whenever you like to take photos, decide how long you want to spend at each attraction, and you can even plan your own customized itinerary!

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