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The Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge

This flamboyant piece of Victorian engineering, designed by Sir Horace Jones, was completed in 1894 and soon became a symbol of London.

The Tower Bridge's  two gothic towers contain the mechanism for raising the roadway to permit large ships to pass through, or for special occasions. When raised, the bridge is 40m high and 60 m wide. On the website you can check its lift times. The towers are made of a steel framework clad in stone, linked by two high-level walkways.

The bridge houses The Tower Bridge Exhibition, with interactive displays bringing the bridge’s history to life. There are fine rivers views from the walkways, including through the glass floor, and a look at the magnificent Victorian steam engine rooms that powered the lifting machinery until 1976, when the system was electrified.

Experience gallery



At a glance

  • Activity

    Culture, Sightseeing
  • Address

    SE1. London
  • Underground

    Tower Hill

"This flamboyant piece of Victorian engineering is a symbol of London."

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