Discover the stories behind the engineering, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge.
Tower Bridge was built over 125 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world.
Since 1982, visitors have been able to see inside Tower Bridge and discover the history of the bridge and why it came into existence through fascinating exhibition content. Visitors can also experience the exciting new glass floor and spectacular panoramic views from the high-level Walkways as well as the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the beautiful steam engines that once powered the bridge lifts. This must-see attraction is the only way to explore London’s Defining Landmark!
Tower Bridge is accredited with Visit England’s Gold Accolade, Association of London Visitor Attractions (ALVA) and has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.