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Tower Bridge

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day London City Guide3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most recognized bridges in the world
  • An iconic symbol of London

Time required: 15 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7403 3761

Web site: http://www.towerbridge.o...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April - September: 10am - 6.30pm
October - March : 9:30am - 6pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 8 £
Students, 60+: 5.6 £
Children (5-15): 3.4 £
Children (under 5): Free

Public transport:

  • District Line: Tower Hill station
  • Circle line: Tower Hill station

Address: Tower Bridge London SE1 2UP

Things you need to know:

  • Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge next to Towers of London. It was opened in 1894
  • The bridge can be raised for ships to pass under it
  • The massive mechanics (steam engine and hydraulics) that moved the bridge was an unbelievable technical breakthrough of its time
  • It takes only 86 sec to raise the bridge
  • It was built in a neo-Gothic style and designed to harminoze with Towers of London

What to do there:

  • Take photos of this symbol of London
  • Enjoy the bridge being raised (if you are lucky)

Tips & Insights:

  • As part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, visitors can climb up to the top of the bridge for a bird's-eye view of the Tower of London and the Thames (43m)
  • After dawn the bridge is beatifully illuminated

Tower Bridge features in these preplanned City Guides: