One of the finest and most recognised bridges in the world, Tower Bridge is an iconic symbol of London.

Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognised bridges in the world as well as one of the most visited landmarks in London, while continuing to be a working bridge to this day. 

Discover the history of the bridge, the various stages of construction, its distinctive design, interactive exhibits, glass floor walkway, stunning views across London as well as its Victorian engine rooms when visiting the Tower Bridge Exhibition. 

Head to the top of one of the bridge towers and enjoy panoramic views of the capital where you can spot some of London’s much-loved historic buildings and landmarks including the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge and more. Explore exhibits featuring Great Bridges of the World as well as animated and digital displays outlining the history of the bridge and why it was built. Brave the Glass Walkway where you can look down on passing boats and pedestrians as you stand 138ft (42m) above the river. Descend into the Victorian Engine and discover the coal-driven steam engines that once powered the bridge as well as a multi-sensory exhibition taking through the development of technology through the years. 

Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

Highlights

  • Glass floor walkway
  • Panoramic views over the River Thames
  • Multimedia exhibits
  • Victorian engine rooms

Did You Know

  • Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894
  • A design contest was held to choose the Tower Bridge design with over 50 designs submitted
  • Tower Bridge is named after the Tower of London, which is located along the river on one side of the bridge
  • The two towers are each 213 ft (65m) tall
  • The walkways between the towers were closed in 1910 due to a bad reputation as a haunt for prostitutes and pickpockets as they were only accessible by stairs and seldom used by pedestrians. The walkway was reopened in 1982 as part of the Tower Bridge exhibition

Using your London Explorer Pass

Present your pass at the main entrance.

How to Get There

London Underground
Tower Hill: District and Circle lines
Tower Gateway: DLR
London Bridge: Northern and Jubilee lines

London Bridge Station (National Rail Network)

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Tower Bridge Exhibition Ticket (Pick Up at the Tower Big Bus Stop), then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

April to September
Monday 10.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Last Admission: 17.30
October to March
Monday 09.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
Friday 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 09.30 - 17.00
Last Admission: 17.00

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Address:

Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP

Telephone:

020 7403 3761