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Top sights in London
London's iconic Tower Bridge is as extravagantly British as is possible for a bridge to be! It's undoubtedly a must-see. So how do you make the most of your visit to this unique triumph of engineering?
42 meters above the river, Tower Bridge's new glass walkway provides a knee-knocking view of the boats and pedestrians passing beneath your feet. Don't worry, it's quite safe!
The East Walkway not only offers great views across London's historic trading ports and buildings, but is also used as one of the city's most unique exhibition spaces.
Today the bridge is held up by Wi-Fi and selfies (probably), but the old engine rooms demonstrate the former logistic miracle that powered it, complete with authentic sounds and smells!
The short westward stroll leaving Tower Bridge offers a view spanning City Hall, HMS Belfast, and the Shard!
While at Tower Bridge, there are few excuses not to visit its historic namesake, the Tower of London. If you're short on time, the nearby gardens of St. Dunstan-in-the-East are a worthy substitute.
The closest Tube station to Tower Bridge is Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines. The Tower Gateway DLR station is just as close.
Bridge lifts are booked in advance for passing ships. There is no set schedule, but if you want to be sure to see the event, times can be easily found on Tower Bridge's official website. Failing that, you can book a bridge lift yourself for free. All you need is a very tall boat!
- When should I visit?
- You can view and walk across the bridge 24 hours a day - just watch out for when it opens up!
- Is it expensive?
- Free to walk across. The exhibition costs about £10 depending on ticket type
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. It's worth checking out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- This attraction is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional information
*It can get cold and windy by the river, so wrap up.
*Tower Bridge and the Tower of London itself make a great day out - it could be a good idea to get a ticket that covers both.
What people are saying about Tower Bridge
Great day out on the river trip from Westminster to Greenwich & back. The on board commentary was very informative & made the trip all the more enjoyable. Unfortunately had to queue for nearly an hour to board the boat for the return journey, not sure if this is usual as we weren't anticipating a delay & there was no explanation given. Just to mention as well that there are no loos at the dock so be prepared! Overall a great day out regardless & excellent value for money, would recommend.
We chose to sit up top on the boat, to get unobstructed views. If you do so, be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen (or being an umbrella on a rainy day). We passed by old and new, from the Tower of London to the London Eye and the skyline of modern buildings. The narration by the captain was excellent! Come prepared to leave an optional tip. We got off in Greenwich, where we saw the Maritime Museum and the Prime Meridian! Afterwards, we were able to get home by the Tube.
Our tour guide was awesome, if he saw you taking interest in something he’d come up to you and give even more information on it. 3rd time there but could never see the Crown Jewels because of line- sailed thru it! Special shout out to DENNIS who was amazing helping us catch up to the tour and Rob our tour guide! 3rd time in London, 1st time using your tour company-all of our tours thru you were amazing!! Thank you for making my 87 year fathers trip memorable!
Excellent sightseecruise on a very spacious boat. First class live commentary by very experienced staff. Extremely informative on all the individual points of interest, which gave an excellent insight into the history of not only the Thames but the surrounding areas. Food and drink available on board at very affordable prices. An excellent way to cruise the Thames and one I would certainly recommend.
I took my 85 year-old-father on this cruise as a birthday outing and he thought the whole thing was wonderful. The boat was comfortable and the commentary both informative and entertaining. Organisation was first-rate. Highly recommended.