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Tower Bridge, London

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 17,000+ reviews on the web
Only a handful of bridges around the world have achieved iconic status, and Tower Bridge is one of them. Judging by its name and appearance, you might think the bridge is an original part of the adjacent Tower of London. Its construction, however, was completed in 1894, centuries after the fortress. Head into one tower and up to the walkway 42 m (138 ft) above the River Thames to reach the other tower. You'll have a panoramic view of the city along the way. Stop by the exhibit in the east walkway to watch a video about the bridge's construction, and to see a gallery of photos of 20 significant bridges around the world. Head into the Victorian engine rooms, where you can experience a recreation of the motor-based operation of the bridge at the time of its inauguration and view a virtual bridge-lift. If your visit to the area will be near dusk, stop to see the bridge lit up. Put Tower Bridge into our London itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in London.
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  • Nice place for a walk, many choices of restaurants and cafes nearby. Diversity of cultures in the same place. Very beautiful scenery, wonderful building.
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  • I really enjoyed the walk down this bridge. It is well maintained, with great views of the Thames. one of the Hop on Hop Off buses stops. 
  • My sister and I bought a London Pass and this was included in the cost. The engine rooms were closed so we didn't get to see them but we learned the history of the tower and got to take pics on the gl...  read more »
  • Beautiful structure with unbelievable detail and workmanship withstanding the test of time and so much heritage and history, but its iconic not only because of its beautiful exterior and interior decor but this bridge has led a triple life for a very,very long time now. While it amazes and entertains both residents and tourists with is open tours and exhibitions allowing you to not only view but feel the inside of this magnificent structure as you enter world of the real Tower of London and it's functional purpose's. Would definitely recommend this place and if you want history on this place definitely look it up! Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
  • Very cool, a must see if you are in London and the price and queue are both very reasonable. £9 for some great views. They have s list of when the bridge will be opening, I would next time plan around one of those, it happens 3 times a day.
  • I've stayed here twice, once on business, once for pleasure. Both times the rooms have been pleasant enough and food is nice too. Staff are obliging. They do need to get their lifts fixed much quicker though - only one lift working over a three day period for that many rooms is just lousy customer service.
  • The most beautiful bridge :) I never get tired to visiting and photographing it. Best time to visit it is around sunset when the lights come on. The bridge's website lists the times when the bridge opens to let the ferries go through it. So you can plan the visit if you're interested in seeing that.
  • Awesome views and a great place to go along with visiting family and friends. During the summer the views are amazing when the sun comes out. The bridge also opens up to let large ships through, it's amazing to see in action!
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