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

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • Access to the Glass Walkway
  • Entry to the Victorian Engine rooms and exhibitions
  • The chance to see some of London's famous landmarks including Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, and more

One of the finest and most recognized bridges in the world, Tower Bridge is an iconic symbol of London and one of its most visited landmarks. This commanding structure has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is not just a working bridge, but an exhibition space and historic monument too.

Discover the history of the bridge, learn about the stages of construction, and its distinctive design. Head to the top of one of the bridge towers and enjoy panoramic views and spot some of London’s much-loved historic buildings and landmarks. You’ll see the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, and much more.

Once you've taken in the incredible view, explore the 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. It's a fascinating place to explore for anyone interested in history, architecture, and engineering.

Tower Bridge

Glass Walkway – brave this nerve-wracking experience 138ft above the river and you’ll be rewarded with an incredible view of passing boats and pedestrians right beneath your feet.

Victorian Engine Rooms – Descend into the heart of the bridge 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. 

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 Explorer 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

National Rail Network:
London Bridge Station

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Tower Bridge 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 09.30 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.30
Thursday 09.30 - 17.30
Friday 09.30 - 17.30
Saturday 09.30 - 17.30
Sunday 09.30 - 17.30
Last Admission: 17.00

Closed:

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

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Address:

Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP

Telephone:

020 7403 3761