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  • Address: Tower Bridge Road, London, England SE1 2UP
  • Hours: Open every day except December 24-26. Summer hours 10am - 6:30pm, winter hours 9:30am - 6pm
  • Admission: Exhibition costs £7.00 for adult ticket

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in London. It was opened in 1894, designed to echo the nearby Tower of London although the two have no association except proximity. The bridge is a bascule bridge which means the span lifts to allow ships and yachts through headed for the Pool of London, the port area just upstream of Tower Bridge. River traffic takes priority over road traffic and cars have to wait when a boat wants to come through.

The bridge has two high towers suspended by wires from the land and linked by a high-level walkway between. This was designed for pedestrians to be able to cross the river even when the bridge was open and you can still walk across it today. A common confusion is that Tower Bridge is actually called London Bridge but in fact that is the next one upstream, a much plainer bridge.

Practical Info

Entrance to Tower Bridge is on the north side of the river, the Tower of London side. The nearest tube station is Tower Hill. Or you can arrive the old-fashioned way: by boat, many of the river cruises stop here. Try and time your visit with when the bridge is opening: times can be found online.

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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, London, null
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Explore London's wealth of history in style on a private walking tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, with an expert to guide you. Accompanied by your ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.08
Tower of London and Tower Bridge Walking Tour, London, Walking Tours
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Tower of London and Tower Bridge Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Imagine witnessing the Tower of London Beefeaters conducting the official daily opening ceremony and then entering the Tower of London fortifications to view ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.16
London Food Walking Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market, London, Walking Tours
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London Food Walking Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Your guides are real foodies, and they have made it their goal to introduce visitors to the ‘excellence of British’ traditional food. The guides ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.55
Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London, London, Food Tours
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Choose from a 3.5-hour or 7-hour tour completely customized tour. Explore central London taking in the major sights and hidden gems. Discover this fascinating ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $307.33
Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Tour of London, London, Custom Private Tours
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Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Tour of London

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy a private 4-hour tour of London with a private guide and a driver. This tour offers a flexible itinerary, you can choose what you visit. See famous Big ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $368.15
London Full Day Tour, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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London Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

This tour will take you to the most iconic landmarks in London: Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral the Tower of London and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $352.15
Vintage Bus Tour of London Including Westminster Abbey and Thames River Cruise, London, Walking ... 
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Vintage Bus Tour of London Including Westminster Abbey and Thames River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See London’s highlights by retro double-decker bus and cruise boat on this 5.5-hour tour, which includes a guided tour of Westminster Abbey. Take a seat on a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.75
River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London, London, City Tours
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River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a fun filled, adrenaline fuelled experience, enjoy sightseeing, speed and awesome aquabatics. This 50 minute experience passes some of London's most ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.38
Time-Traveling Tour of London by Vintage Bus, London, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Time-Traveling Tour of London by Vintage Bus

Travel through London’s past, present and future on this entertaining tour of the British capital by vintage bus. Sitting comfortably aboard a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.61
Private Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London, London, City Tours
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Private Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Discover London in a new light with a 3.5-hour tour that is completely customized for you. Custom pick-up time and itinerary allows for maximum convenience. ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $307.33

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