Tower Bridge - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Tower Bridge

World famous Victorian bridge with a raising bascule.

The bridge itself is free to walk across, and their website lists when it will open for ships.

There is also a paid exhibition space, which runs in the upper walkways, and then across the road to the original steam powered engine rooms.

Offers great views of the city from the upper walkway.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Tower Bridge,
Tower Bridge Road,
London,
SE1 2UP

Link to Tower Bridge's website

 

Tower Bridge Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Tower Bridge

The nearest station is Tower Hill which is 0.3 miles away.


Tower Bridge - Latest News

Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge
Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge

As Tower Bridge doesn’t open for boats as often during the winter months, they’re resuming their behind-the-scenes tours that include trips into the huge bascule chambers under the bridge.

HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday
HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday

There’s a possibility of a naval ship arriving in London on Friday and passing through Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday
Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday

This coming Sunday will see Tower Bridge covered in nearly 1,000 photos of Londoners taken by the French artist, JR, who also happens to have an exhibition in London at the moment.

Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge
Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge

Normally limited to winter months when things are a bit quieter — the behind the scenes tours have resumed at Tower Bridge.

Unbuilt London: Replacing Tower Bridge with a tunnel
Unbuilt London: Replacing Tower Bridge with a tunnel

Considering how iconic Tower Bridge is as a symbol of London, it’s difficult to believe that just 50 years ago there were plans to replace it with a tunnel.

Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Tower Bridge
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Tower Bridge

This winter there’s a chance to go deep inside Tower Bridge to see the mechanisms that make it work and the huge bascule chambers that sits below river level.

Experimental hydrogen powered boat visiting London
Experimental hydrogen powered boat visiting London

This coming Thursday evening (3rd Oct) will be a chance to see an experimental boat passing under Tower Bridge.

Tickets Alert: Evening history talks inside Tower Bridge
Tickets Alert: Evening history talks inside Tower Bridge

To celebrate 125 years of Tower Bridge, it will be hosting a series of one-off talks inside the the South Tower.

Three historic documents go on show
Three historic documents go on show

Underneath the Guildhall art gallery is a small space that currently has three historic documents on display.

Special events to mark Tower Bridge’s 125th anniversary
Special events to mark Tower Bridge’s 125th anniversary

At the end of this month, the famous bridge will mark its 125th anniversary, and is offering entry for just £1.25 all weekend.

Pyrotechnics and filming at Tower Bridge
Pyrotechnics and filming at Tower Bridge

A heads up that a couple of evenings next week could see bang bangs and boom booms next to Tower Bridge.

One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London
One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government’s ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.

The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge
The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge

One hundred years ago, four German submarines slipped through Tower Bridge and into the Port of London, heart of the city’s cargo trade.

Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge

This winter, the behind the scenes tours of Tower Bridge return, offering access into the engineering spaces, and the huge bascule chambers under the main bridge.

Woolwich ferry to pass through Tower Bridge
Woolwich ferry to pass through Tower Bridge

Next Saturday marks (possibly) the very last time that the current Woolwich Ferry will pass through Tower Bridge.

How to get into Tower Bridge for a Quid
How to get into Tower Bridge for a Quid

A new Community Ticket has been launched that lets local residents into Tower Bridge for just £1 per person.

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.

Music concerts underneath Tower Bridge
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.

Tickets Alert: Music in a subterranean chamber under Tower Bridge
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge
Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge

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

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