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Watch a video and sound event underneath Tower Bridge
Watch a video and sound event underneath Tower Bridge

Watch a video and sound event underneath Tower Bridge

The huge empty bascule chamber underneath Tower Bridge is the setting for a video projection & sound installation inspired by the Blitz photography of Arthur Cross & Fred Tibbs.

Feb
05
2018

Music concerts underneath Tower Bridge

The huge Bascule Chambers underneath Tower Bridge are to be again turned into a music venue for a few days.

Jul
08
2017

Tickets Alert: Music in a subterranean chamber under Tower Bridge

Underneath Tower Bridge are two huge empty chambers, but later this month they will be filled with music.

Feb
03
2017
Pour your memories into a Tower Bridge Time Capsule
Pour your memories into a Tower Bridge Time Capsule

Pour your memories into a Tower Bridge Time Capsule

There is a chance to have a personal item locked into a time capsule and buried under the pavement on Tower Bridge

Jan
27
2017
The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London
The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London

The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London

With a length of 34 metres, a massive suspension bridge made from Lego bricks has gone on display in London.

Dec
07
2016
Catching the Tower Bridge free ferry
Catching the Tower Bridge free ferry

Catching the Tower Bridge free ferry

It was supposed to happen last weekend, but didn't. It was supposed to happen yesterday, but didn't. It is supposed to happen next weekend, but wont.

Dec
04
2016
One of the last Royal Mail ships is visiting London
One of the last Royal Mail ships is visiting London

One of the last Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see one of the two remaining ocean going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.

May
30
2016
Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge
Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge

Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge

Rather than being full of glassy offices and a testicle, the south bank of the Thames by Tower Bridge should be a neo-Venetian folly.

Mar
05
2016

A music concert underneath Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge has announced the first-ever public event to take place inside its subterranean Bascule Chamber.

Jul
16
2015
Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper
Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper

Tours of a Royal Navy minesweeper

HMS Middleton, one of the Royal Navy's Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV) will be in London next weekend, and the ship will be open for public tours.

Apr
18
2015
A bale of straw for Tower Bridge
A bale of straw for Tower Bridge

A bale of straw for Tower Bridge

The ancient rule that requires a bale of straw to be hung from a bridge is to be enforced from later this month.

Sep
17
2014
Tower Bridge to resume Engineering Tours in the New Year
Tower Bridge to resume Engineering Tours in the New Year

Tower Bridge to resume Engineering Tours in the New Year

Tower Bridge has announced that it will be running its Engineering Tours again in the New Year, which is coincidentally also when the bridge has to deal with the fewest openings that can disrupt such tours.

Nov
27
2013
Flying boat to fly over Tower Bridge
Flying boat to fly over Tower Bridge

Flying boat to fly over Tower Bridge

An exceptionally rare sight -- as the UK's only air-worthy heritage flying boat will fly along the Thames next week, and over Tower Bridge.

Aug
16
2013
Tower Bridge Opens a New Exhibition
Tower Bridge Opens a New Exhibition

Tower Bridge Opens a New Exhibition

Although Tower Bridge is a permanent fixture on the list of things to visit eventually, it does also run a series of rotating displays to try and lure you in this year instead of some unknown date in the future.

Apr
28
2013
Tower Bridge to get a glass floor
Tower Bridge to get a glass floor

Tower Bridge to get a glass floor

Last week approval was granted for 6 sheets of glass to be sliced into the walkway floor so that people up there can look down as the bridge swings up - getting a pigeon-eyes view of the mechanical motion below.

Dec
10
2012

Large cargo ship passing through Tower Bridge on Friday morning

Something unusual tomorrow morning, a large cargo ship is to pass through Tower Bridge for a ceremonial naming event.

Oct
25
2012
Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos
Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos

Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos

If you watched the last moments of the Paralympics closing ceremony last night when the fireworks went off at Stratford, you might have seen a short clip of a small display happening at Tower Bridge as well.

Sep
10
2012
Two firework displays on the Thames this Sunday evening
Two firework displays on the Thames this Sunday evening

Two firework displays on the Thames this Sunday evening

If you are going to have a fireworks display on the river you might want to check that the timing doesn’t clash with someone else doing exactly the same thing a couple of hundred yards up the river. Yet this

Sep
03
2012
The moment that I was allowed to open Tower Bridge
The moment that I was allowed to open Tower Bridge

The moment that I was allowed to open Tower Bridge

Yesterday, thanks to an offer from the City of London, I had a chance to do something really quite special - I was allowed to open Tower Bridge to let a cruise ship pass through.

Jul
26
2012
Photos from the top of Tower Bridge
Photos from the top of Tower Bridge

Photos from the top of Tower Bridge

When tourists go up to the top of Tower Bridge to walk along the high-level walkways, they might notice that the stone uprights have another floor above where they stand, and might ponder what is up there.

Jun
20
2012
In photos – Raising the Olympic Rings to the top of Tower Bridge
In photos – Raising the Olympic Rings to the top of Tower Bridge

In photos – Raising the Olympic Rings to the top of Tower Bridge

If you had been willing to get up at an ungodly hour, then you could have seen a rather impressive bit of civil engineering take place, as a large set of Olympic Rings was hoisted up to the top of Tower Bridge to herald the forthcoming sporting event.

Jun
17
2012
Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge
Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge

Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge

A large number of people enjoying the evening sunshine, and a modest number of those in the know were treated to the rare sight of a couple of helicopters flying through Tower Bridge last night.

Jun
10
2012
Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge
Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge

Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge

One of those routine Port of London Authority notices that makes you sigh, open to see what it is then sit up and type WHAT is very loud letters. Such moments are why I subscribe to them – for those

May
21
2012
A chance to go into Tower Bridge’s hidden Bascule Chambers
A chance to go into Tower Bridge’s hidden Bascule Chambers

A chance to go into Tower Bridge’s hidden Bascule Chambers

Although it has been possible for group tours to go down under Tower Bridge and into the Bascule Chambers, it hasn't been an option for the individual visitor. Until now.

Nov
15
2011