Tower Bridge Exhibition
Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London's most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past.
Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.
Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. Come inside to explore its history, uncover its secrets and to enjoy stunning views from its high-level Walkways, situated 42 metres above the River Thames.
The Walkways offer fantastic views of many of London's most famous sights, including St Paul's Cathedral, sky-scraping Canary Wharf, maritime Greenwich and The London Eye. Special viewing windows make photography easy.Victorian Engine Rooms house the original steam engines, awesome machines whose immense power once raised the bascules of the bridge. A “virtual bridge lift” shows how the bascules still rise today to let ships pass beneath the Walkways.
This is London: Tower Bridge New Exhibition Brings Classic Childrens Book to Life
Tower Bridge is delighted to present 'This is London', a fabulous, family-friendly exhibition featuring the internationally acclaimed illustrations and playful prose from Miroslav Sasek classic childrens book. First published in 1959, Sasek charming, childs-eye view of London sights, buildings and people form an affectionate portrait of the city which has enchanted generations of children and adults.
In this special exhibition, Tower Bridge, in partnership with the Sasek Estate and Rizzoli International Publications, bring the world-famous book to life across 29 large-scale displays. The printed reproductions of Sasek jaunty artwork are complemented by information about London today, allowing these charming and evocative images to be your guide and see how much (or how little) London has changed since the 1950s. All set against the backdrop of the incredible views of the city from Tower Bridge high-level Walkways, a number of famous landmarks featured in the book can also be seen from the exhibition space which ones can you spot Look out for St. Paul Cathedral, The Monument and, of course, Tower Bridge itself. Be inspired by M.Sasek! There will be colouring sheets provided in the exhibition so can create your own masterpieces.
Days Of Operation:Daily
09:30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)**
Saturday 8 October last admission will be at 16:30, attraction closes 17:30
On the 3rd Saturday of every month Tower Bridge opens its doors early for those who prefer quieter spaces, such as those with autism, Aspergers and anxiety, as well as their siblings, families and carers. Entry to Tower Bridge will be closed between 09:30am to 11:50am on those days.
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP
Nearest Train Station: London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR
Nearest Underground: Tower Hill or London Bridge
Bus Routes: 15, 42, 78,100, RV1