Tower bridge is the iconic image of London that is instantly familiar to all visitors. There is sometimes some confusion with people who believe this is London bridge which is actually further down the river. Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge that also includes 2 large towers and crosses the River Thames to the Tower of London.
Considered an engineering marvel when it opened in 1894, it includes moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships. This still happens for any vessel over 30 foot and about 850 times a year. Apart from the amazing photo opportunity visitors can also visit the exhibition and get panoramic views from the elevated walkways and glass floor.
Combine a visit to the Tower Bridge exhibition or walk across to the amazing Tower of London for a great day discovering London’s history.
Tower Bridge Information
Category: London Bridges, London Landmarks, Must See Attractions
London Area: Southwalk, Wapping
Entry Price: £10 - £20
Nearby Tube Stations: London Bridge, Tower Hill
Tags: History, River Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London
Address: Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK