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What to see in and around Tower Bridge

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?

Glass Walkway

Glass Walkway

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!

East Walkway

East Walkway

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.

Victorian Engine Rooms

Victorian Engine Rooms

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!

North Bank

North Bank

The short westward stroll leaving Tower Bridge offers a view spanning City Hall, HMS Belfast, and the Shard!

Tower of London

Tower of London

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.

Our insider tips

How to get there?

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.

How often does the bridge open?

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!

Good to know

  • 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

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 7,548 reviews

Pleasant way to explore the city sights without time pressure

We opted for the river cruise rather than a bus tour because it was a nice day and the river seemed more appealing than city streets. We had long waits and unfortunately, very large rowdy groups of students who pushed and jostled us, talked loudly throughout the commentary so we could not hear the guide. It was nice to be able to get on and off as we pleased and spend as much time as we cared to at each of the stops. I would recommend this activity, but try not to get onto a boat with large groups who are more interested in selfies and socializing than in the tour. Some of the captains opted for their own narrative rather than the recording which made it much more interested when we could hear it.

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by

Must join this VIP tour of London of Tower and Tower Bridge

Tour guide is very experience & super friendly. I do not need to stand in a Long access queue, and was able to view the marching & opening of London.of Tower which is not open to the public cos only limited number of tours have this previleges. I was also able to view the Crown Jewel before the public enters London of Tower. This tour is complete if you include tour to Tower Bridge when you can walk or lie on the bridge built by thick glass panels where you can see the sea & vehicles travelling below us which is very thrilling.

Tower of London and Tower Bridge VIP Early-Access Tour Reviewed by

Really enjoyed both the river trips & the Tower Bridge experience.

We loved the whole experience, staff and crews were friendly and helpful. The views on the river hops were great and the on board commentary was informative and entertaining. The weather did help, it was a lovely sunny day. The Tower Bridge history, information areas and the Engine Rooms were excellent. The walk over the top of the bridge on the glass floor with the mirrored ceiling was brilliant. Thank you, we will be recommending to our friends.

A great experience with a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide

Our guide Rob met us outside the Tower Hill Station and right from that moment we knew we were in for a special tour. His humour and depth of knowledge on the history of London Tower (and so much more) was impressive. The tour itself gave us plenty of time to see and experience all that was available - no rush at all. I highly recommend this tour.

Very pleasant way to travel to Greenwich.

The boat was not as expected but fortunately there was enough room to sit outside. My rating would be different if that had happened. The photo online shows a boat with outside area on top and much bigger. This is a bit misleading. However the journey was fine and commentary entertaining.

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