Constructed between 1886-94, Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognized sights. It is the first of London's Thames bridges and the only one which can allow the passage of shipping underneath.
The bridge was engineered to be a two-level span: the lower level, a draw bridge which elevates to permit tall river traffic and the upper level, twin walkways for pedestrians. The electrical mechanisms for raising the lower bridge and the stairways for accessing the pedestrian walk are both contained within the massive towers.
The observation area in the north tower permits superb views of the City of London and the surrounding Docklands. The Tower Bridge Museum in the south tower contains the original steam-driven machinery that was used to raise the bridge.
Open daily from 9.30am until 6pm.
Tower Bridge Road
+44 (0)20 7403 3761
Nearest Tube / Rail Station
15, 25, 40, 42, 47, 78, 100, D1, P11
Wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties can access all the public areas of the Tower Bridge Experience. There are lifts in both the towers and special ramps have been positioned on both high level walkways to afford unrestricted views through the windows. Facilities include a toilet for disabled users.