Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
4.5
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9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
About
An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year. Within the Bridge's iconic structure and magnificent Victorian Engine rooms, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is the best way of exploring the most famous bridge in the world! Come learn about this incredible feat of Victorian engineering, discover how the Bridge is raised and enjoy stunning panoramic views across London from our high-level walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission )
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Geoff T
    Doncaster, United Kingdom119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Bridge and a Half
    What an amazing place. Booked on line before arrival. Straight in no problem. There is a lift to the top which solves any mobility problem. The staff are very good. Make sure you have a camera as the views are fantastic. The engine room was brilliant. Give it at least 90 mins to get round. There is a lift down to the engine room too. We booked The Ivy for lunch after our visit. 30 seconds away. Great !
    Hi 48geofft Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to learn about your experience visiting inside Tower Bridge! Warm regards, Tower Bridge Marketing team
    Written 7 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • umedsingh04
    Basel, Switzerland12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent staff, amazing View, perfect location ,
    Excellent staff, amazing View, perfect location , Thank for Manager OMKar provide us a nice room on 5th floor had a beautiful view of the Tower Bridge it make our Trip and the value of money. Nice Hosting Sam, Raj, Ali Housekeeping keeep our Room clean and everytime full of Mineral and Drink excellent service, Rest staff was cool on Busy Buffet they keep cool and Doing perfect job without stress . had Great experince we love to visit again . thank Umed
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Louis Cecile
    London, United Kingdom344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Essential tourist attraction
    The world-famous bridge provides excellent photo opportunities. It is the perfect visit day or night for contrast. It is a short distance from Tower Gateway and is close to St Katharine's Dock and The Queen's Walk. There are options to explore the tower and booking is recommended to avoid the queues. A must-visit for London and the surrounding area provides plenty for refreshments and shopping.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 6 March 2023
  • remyaroundtheworld
    Valencia, Spain8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dog Friendly Tower Bridge!
    Did you know you can cross the Tower Bridge from the inside AND it is dog friendly! We loved being able to see this famous attraction from a different perspective as well as bring our dog along. The staff were very friendly to us and our pup! If you are planning to go and you have a dog, bring them along! Dogs get in for free 🐶 and they might just get a sticker too!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • yasmine j
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good views of london and fun walk on the glass walkway
    Visited with my husband and grandson. Husband in wheelchair. The staff were helpful and polite and the main areas accessible. There was a lot of walking but the views were worth it. We had discounted tickets so felt it was value for money, not sure if full price was worth it, but then it is such an iconic site. The films were very interesting.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Jasper1812
    Hanoi, Vietnam45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-do in London
    Surprisingly interesting climbing up the tower and reading about the bridge's history and construction. At the walkway above the towers, sections of the walkway are glass with mirrored ceilings above, so some great photo opportunities for selfies above the bridge and the river. Amazing panoramas of the London skyline. Staff were super friendly and offered to take pictures of us standing on the glass walkway. The ticket also included entry to the Engine Rooms.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Angie J
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    A chance to climb to the walkway of Tower Bridge and walk across from the North to South Tower. The views are amazing and with a glass floor on each side you can walk over the traffic and pedestrians going about their business below. On one side there is also a mirror ceiling which makes for great photo opportunities. The whole thing is enclosed so don't worry if you are scared of heights and you can bypass the glass floors if necessary. There are a lot of stairs but also a lift if you don't think you can make it. Once you decend back to the pavement level you can follow the directions to the engine room (make sure you still have your tickets) where you can see how they raise the bascule bridge to let shipping through. This place is well worth a visit and very good value for money
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bridge's towers are noticeably tall
    Tower Bridge is a special sight, a characteristic crossing of London's Thames River that's recognizable around the world. . The spectacular Tower Bridge should not be confused with London Bridge. The towers are noticeably tall. You can walk on Tower Bridge; at least you can say you've done it.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Tigeriffic69
    Leyland, United Kingdom1,246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    March 2023 visit
    This is a must see in London, and when I visit London. I always try to make an effort to go and see this place, and take something to eat, as I watch buses go over the bridge, and the boats go under. Take your camera.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Johnny
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    A beautiful bridge and feat of architecture I didn’t actually realise you can go inside this magnificent structure. Absolutely amazing views from the walkways both from the windows and also through the glass floor they have on both sides. Afterwards follow the blue line to see the engine rooms to see the impressively maintained machinery that was once used to raise and lower the bridge. I’ll definitely be back with the rest of my family so they can experience this really fascinating London landmark for themselves.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2023
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ian ternet
Brighton, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This attraction doesn't disappoint, great views from the overhead walkways, and lots of fun to be had on the glass floor sections (which are complete with overhead mirrors). The stairwells give a good insight into the construction of the bridge, and there are lifts if you need them (toilets too).
Leaving the south tower, a short walk down the marked route, is the boiler and engine room exhibition; the original steam powered machinery is in place with explanations of its operation.
Written 4 March 2024
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AustintoBoston
Boston, MA324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We chose just to enjoy the view near the bridge and walking across it as opposed to paying to see inside. The structure itself is incredible, and definitely surreal to see such a well-known landmark in person. We had a lot of other ticketed events on our agenda that day and didn't feel the need to add this one to the list. Perhaps next time.
Written 3 March 2024
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Mariela and John
Paris, France10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Spectacular view of London. This is a must during the day and at night as well. You can buy the tickets on line so you don’t need to make the line. Take a selfie stick for the pictures inside the tower. You will thank me later. It is good for the glass floor section. There is a Greek Restaurant right when you exit the tour tour that I highly recommend.
Written 3 March 2024
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Vendela Akua S
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The visit to Tower Bidge in central London with my husband and child was really great. It was crowed as it is to be expected, but we managed to move through the people and walked from London bridge to the Tower bridge without any problems. But we reacted to the amount of people that were jogging in central London, by the Tower bridge knowing that it's a turist area full of people from all over.
It was oslo expensive to buy food in the area we thought.
Written 29 February 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Amazing world famous iconic structure
* Truly "brilliant" incredible one-of-a-kind architecture
* One of the leading symbols of London and Britain

CONS
This is an active busy thoroughfare always full of vehicular traffic and pedestrians

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because I love it- I am truly enamored of it. I love every single detail and I wanted to study it and see it from every perspective and every level and every angle. So please see and "like" my many "helpful" 👍photos from the street, from on the bridge, from in the bridge and on the walkways at the top, from the Tower of London, from Sky Garden, from the Uber boat dock and from the Queens Walk as well as from the underground below machine room.

For the practical aspects of my experience-

I bought an on-line dated and timed ticket with my best estimation for after I finished my "visit" of the Tower of London. My calculation was "off," but upon entry to the Tower, my dated pass was not scanned, so I could leave, visit the bridge and return, which is what I did.

Scanning of ticket and entrance to the inside was easy quick and no waiting.

I chose the stairs to the top, rather than the elevator. The stairs are vintage, probably original from the construction in the ke1880s- again, see my many "helpful" 👍photos.

There are descriptions and demonstrations and exhibits of the design and construction of the tower and its history, including grainy videos.

Walking across the two parallel walkways is incredible- the views and the glass floor. In addition, I studied the constructions of the tower from that level. From the glass floor, I "stepped" on several gigantic double-decker buses and photographed that.

I went and rested on the Queen's Walk but did not go to the immediately nearby attractions of City Hall and the HMS Belfast, nor did I go to the Shard, but I admired it from afar.

I descended into the machine room and walked through it- I didn't understand a thing.

I returned to the street level walkway of the bridge to do people watching and candid photography of passersby. I also made selfie videos of myself doing a Queen- style waving to those on the upper deck of the tourist boats, and I was thrilled to get a roaring raucous waving and response from those tourists (video sent immediately to daughter-in-law, who does and mimics the formal and somewhat disinterested wave that our late and beloved Queen used to do).

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Yes- absolutely- something on the order of 10GBP, with a senior reduction

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN
For sure

ADVICE
* Purchase dated and timed tickets on line
* Combine this activity with the Tower of London and/or HMS Belfast, the Shard and/or Sky Garden.

FULL DISCLOSURE
"I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach many "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
Written 27 February 2024
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Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself visiting Tower Bridge. Please do not hesitate to see us again in the future, we wish you a pleasant rest of your day! Thank you again, The Tower Bridge Team
Written 28 February 2024
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Gina S
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Tower Bridge is a standout landmark that deserves a spot on every London itinerary. The iconic structure is not just a feast for the eyes but also rich in history. Walking across the bridge offers stunning views of the Thames and the London skyline, making for some excellent photo opportunities. The engineering marvel of the bridge's lifting mechanism is fascinating to witness. While the visitor experience is generally superb, it can get quite crowded, and the ticket price might seem a bit steep for some. Despite these minor drawbacks, Tower Bridge remains a must-visit for its architectural beauty and the unique experience it offers. A solid four-star experience!
Written 27 February 2024
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Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself visiting Tower Bridge. Please do not hesitate to see us again in the future, we wish you a pleasant rest of your day! Thank you again, The Tower Bridge Team
Written 28 February 2024
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nozzzzz2015
Worcester, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Recently did the tour around the tower. Its initially a bit chaotic as you have to find the correct line while the pavement is of course open to people walking past.

Once inside its a fab place, few steps but nothing too bad. Lots of information as you go up the steps. The walkway around the top with the glass panels and mirror above is fab. Also lots of small windows you can slide open for photo ops as well.

Then a short walk to the engine room as well which was also very informative. Whole thing was great, took around 45 minutes to do it all. Worth a visit if nearby.

Staff all really friendly & helpful.
Written 26 February 2024
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Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself visiting Tower Bridge. Please do not hesitate to see us again in the future, we wish you a pleasant rest of your day! Thank you again, The Tower Bridge Team
Written 28 February 2024
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Timtom124
Manchester, UK411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Visited yesterday (22.02.24) great structure, good photo opportunities, definitely worth a visit if in London and if you like bridges you will be in your element
Written 23 February 2024
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place to visit even in the gloomy February weather. Easy access from the Tower of London side, elevator to the top. Short history introduction and a movie started our walkthrough, did not need a guide, everything is labeled. The walkways are comfortable temperature, enclosed, with small slide to open windows for those who want to take photos from the top. Engine rooms are housed in a separate building just follow the blue line on the sidewalk. Gift shop and restrooms are located there as well. It was not crowded, there were however several lower grade school groups present, well behaved. After you finish with the bridge, check out the Gillie and Marc sculptures around the Queen’s walk nearby.
Written 21 February 2024
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Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself visiting Tower Bridge. Please do not hesitate to see us again in the future, we wish you a pleasant rest of your day! Thank you again, The Tower Bridge Team
Written 28 February 2024
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,649 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We had a nice walk over Tower Bridge from one side to the other. It was good to walk over such an iconic bridge and marvel at the workmanship and architecture. Unfortunately it didn't lift when we were there, but we had a nice walk across and took the obligatory selfies anyway!
Written 21 February 2024
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