Tower Bridge Tours

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With its Gothic towers and central bascule flanked by dramatic suspension bridges, Tower Bridge is both a remarkable feat of engineering and one of London’s most instantly recognizable landmarks. The famous bridge is a popular subject of London postcards, leading many to mistake it for London Bridge, which is actually the next one upstream.

The Basics
Whether taking a city walking tour, admiring the bridge from a River Thames cruise, or driving across the bridge on a hop-on hop-off city tour, a tour of London’s historic sights isn’t complete without a stop at Tower Bridge. A popular choice is to cross the bridge on a walking tour, perhaps including a visit to the Tower of London (which stands at the northern end of the bridge) or continuing along the Thames riverfront past landmarks such as Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. 

If you want to learn more about the 19th-century bridge and take in the views from the high walkways, visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition, housed in the bridge’s northwest tower. Entrance to the exhibition is free for London Pass holders, and combination tickets are available for the exhibition and the Monument—a tribute to the Great Fire of London.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tower Bridge is a must for architecture and engineering aficionados, and all first-time visitors to London. 
  • While you can walk, cycle, or drive across the bridge, the most spectacular views are from the top walkways—part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition. 
  • River traffic takes priority over road traffic, and vehicles and pedestrians have to wait when a boat wants to come through. 
  • The bridge is accessible to wheelchair users and strollers.

How to Get to There
Tower Bridge is the easternmost of central London’s main bridges. Entrance to the Tower Bridge Exhibition is from the Tower of London (north) side of the river. The closest Tube stations are Tower Hill (District and Circle lines) on the north side and London Bridge  (Northern and Jubilee lines) on the south side. Riverboats stop at Tower Pier on the north bank and London Bridge City Pier on the south bank.

When to Get There
It’s almost impossible to avoid crowds along Tower Bridge, especially in peak season (July and August), but opting for an early morning or late evening stroll across the bridge offers the best chance. If you’re hoping to capture a dramatic photograph of the bridge, arrive in time for sunrise, when the lighting is perfect and the crowds are thin. If possible, time your arrival to coincide with the opening of the bascule bridge; times are listed on the Tower Bridge website.

The Tower Bridge Exhibition
At the Tower Bridge Exhibition, you can discover the tower’s fascinating history, peek into the Victorian engine rooms, and learn about its complex mechanics while watching a virtual bridge lift. The highlight is the chance to walk the 138-foot-high (42-meter) walkways at the very top of the towers. The East Walkway offers great views along the River Thames, including the HMS Belfast and London Bridge, while the Glass Walkway lets you look down through a glass floor to the cars and pedestrians on the bridge below. Guided tours also offer behind-the-scenes access to areas including the bridge control room, the machinery room, and the bascule chambers.
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Address: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP, England
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London Tower Bridge Exhibition Entrance Ticket

Go inside London's iconic Tower Bridge to gaze beneath its glass floor, browse its exhibitions, and visit the Victorian engine rooms. With your entrance ticket, you'll ride up in the elevator to the walkways. Learn about the history of the bridge that was considered an engineering marvel from the exhibits, and discover the inner workings of the bridge as you explore the engine rooms that once powered the bridge's gates.
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
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Tower Bridge Exhibition and The Monument Entrance Tickets

Discover two iconic London landmarks when you book tickets to Tower Bridge and the Monument. At the former, you won’t just stroll across the world-famous bridge: you’ll explore its elevated walkways, admire panoramic city views, and even venture into its engine rooms. Then, continue to the Monument, built to commemorate the Great Fire of London. Climb the 311-step spiral staircase to reach its top, and receive a certificate for your efforts.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
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Secret Food Tour in London: London Bridge and Borough Market

From timeless recipes to creative new cuisine – get a taste of real British food on this 3.5-hour walking tour of London Bridge and the famous Borough Market. Follow your foodie guide to local pubs, market stalls, artisan stores and bakeries, and learn about the latest gastronomic trends as you pass landmarks like Tower Bridge and the HMS 'Belfast.' Sample British cheese and chutney, fish ‘n’ chips and award-winning Lincolnshire sausages, washed down with London ale or cider, then indulge in a portion of treacle sponge pudding or some tasty homemade fudge.
  • Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private 3.5- or 6.5-hour tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Discover two of London’s most famous sights on this private walking tour. With an expert guide who specializes in art history, you’ll visit the Tower of London, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortresses in the heart of the City of London, and Tower Bridge.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hrs
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Private Full Day London Walking Tour

Check off all your must-visit sights on a full-day private London walking tour – ideal for first-time visitors or families. Learn about London’s rich history as you pass landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, pose for photos by Tower Bridge and watch the Changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace. Customise your tour to suit your interests and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide, with time to see the Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, or sample street food at Borough Market.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Tower of London and Tower Bridge Walking Tour

Experience the remarkable architecture and age-old traditions of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge on a 3-hour walking tour of historic London. Arrive early to view the official opening ceremony of the Tower of London Beefeaters, take a peek at the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive, then tour the legendary White Tower and hear the tales of torture and execution that the Tower is notorious for. Finally, head to the Tower Bridge Exhibition, where you can learn about the 120-year-old bridge and enjoy panoramic views over London.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Tour of London

Beat the crowds—and see more of London in less time—on this private, half-day tour of the British capital. Meet your driver and guide at your accommodation at the time of your choosing, and set off via comfortable vehicle. The itinerary is flexible, so you can choose what you want to see. Discover Buckingham Palace and witness the Changing of the Guard, see Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you — set your own itinerary and explore London your way on this private 3.5-hour tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions of your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.  
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour City of London

Explore the City of London with your own private guide on this 3-hour walking tour. Among the tangle of streets, discover top attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Cross the River Thames via the Millennium Bridge to see Borough Market and a replica of the Golden Hinde II, which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the globe. Learn about London’s history, politics and royals from your guide’s informative commentary. You’ll also ride a double-decker bus for the full London experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Pokemon Adventure Around Tower of London

This Pokemon London adventures aim to increase your Pokemon knowledge via pokestops, hunting specific Pokemon for your pokedex, improving your catching capabilities and increasing your own team gym prestige.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tours and a River Thames cruise.
  • Duration: 3 days
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible, single-day pass, pick any date you’d like to hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers three route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include three city walking tours, a River Thames cruise and local discounts.
  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 80 Attractions

Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass. Choose a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-, 6- day pass, and enjoy free entrance to more than 80 attractions including skip-the-line access to Kensington Palace and London Zoo. Your London sightseeing pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus ticket and valuable shopping and dining discounts.
  • Duration: 6 days
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine and entertainment on this 3-hour showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise

Take to the Thames for a sparkling 2.5-hour river dinner cruise past London’s waterfront sights, with live music included. Choose to sail on the handsome ‘Harmony’ or stunning ‘Symphony’ cruiser at two different departure times, and settle at your table to savor a delectable 4-course gourmet dinner. Admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live jazz from the onboard band. Then, if you wish, wrap up your memorable Thames dinner cruise with after-dinner dancing.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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London Night Sightseeing Tour

Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a 1.5-hour trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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London Explorer Pass: Up to 35% Off Top Attractions

Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. You choose whether to get a pass that grants you access to three, four, five, or seven attractions. Pick from a list of 20 of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Plus, your pass allows you to receive discounts at select restaurants and retailers in the city, too.
  • Duration: 30 days
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the River Thames to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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London Eye River Cruise with Optional Standard London Eye Ticket

Discover London’s main riverside attractions by boat with a 40-minute Thames River cruise and optional London Eye flight. You’ll witness the city’s great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, and contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and the sleek Millennium Bridge. After your cruise, take a 30-minute ride in the London Eye for sweeping city views (upgrade required).
  • Duration: 1 hour
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3-Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

Check off London’s most famous landmarks and lesser-known sights on this private, half-day tour. Travel around the English capital in an iconic black cab and pass by the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and other top attractions. Then, head off the beaten path in search of Henry VIII’s cow shed, Winston Churchill’s cigar chair and other quirky sights.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and London Eye Ticket

Enhance your experience of London’s iconic skyline with a hop-on hop-off bus and London Eye combo package, perfect for first-time visitors looking to shake up their sightseeing experiences. Plus, you’ll receive a pass for three free walking tours — including a Jack the Ripper tour — and Thames River sightseeing cruise. After ticking off top attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London, you’ll absorb sweeping city panoramas from a capsule on the London Eye.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: London Harry Potter Tour by Black Cab Including Thames River Cruise

See real-life Harry Potter filming locations on this private, 4-hour tour of London. With your very own guide chauffeuring you around by black cab, you’ll visit spots that featured in the big-screen adaptations of JK Rowling’s best-selling books. Get up close to Gringotts Bank, drive across ‘Knight Bus Bridge,’ see the Leaky Cauldron and visit Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic and more. Then, follow the same route Harry took when he flew over London on his broomstick with your included hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise ticket.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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London Thames River Lunch Cruise

Combine London’s riverside landmarks with a delicious 3-course meal on this 1.5-hour lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Thames River. Escape the city’s midday crowds, and relax as you admire the iconic sights ranged along the riverbanks. Enjoy stellar views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and more; all as you savor a starter, main course and dessert freshly conjured up by the expert onboard chefs. A delightful way to spend lunchtime in London with family and friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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