Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. The central drawbridge, originally powered hydraulically by steam engines, opens around 1,000 times each year to allow large ships to pass through.
The views from the bridge are amazing – St Pauls, the Gherkin, City Hall, HMS Belfast and Canary Wharf can all be seen – oh of course and also The Tower of London.
Explore its history, uncover its secrets and to enjoy stunning views from its high-level walkways, situated 42 metres above the River Thames.
The Robot suggests:
- Visit the Victorian Engine Rooms and its steam engines whose immense power once raised the bascules of the bridge.
London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations
Tower Bridge (District & Circle)
London Bridge (Northern & Jubilee)
15, 25, 40, 42, 47, 78,100, D1, P11, RV1
Tower Millenium Pier
1st April – 30th September: 10:00 – 18:30 (last admission 17:30)
1st October – 31st March: 09:30 – 18:00 (last admission 17:00)
Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP (Map)
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