A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, Tower Bridge is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Every year thousands enjoy spectacular views of the city from its walkways, 42 ft above the River Thames – from the West Walkway visitors can see beyond the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral as far as Westminster and the London Eye, and from the East Walkway the docklands, Canary Wharf and Greenwich. One amazing sight that was not visible from the Tower Bridge walkways, however, was the opening of the bascule bridge below to allow tall ships to pass . That is about to change – three narrow 24 ft long glass panels are to be installed into the floor of each walkway so that visitors will have a bird’s eye view of the bridge lifting – the most exciting development since Tower Bridge opened in 1894!
Work on the West Walkway begins on 14th September and is due for completion on 9th November and the East Walkway glass floor will be finished by 1st December. During this period all our customers visiting the Tower Bridge Exhibition will receive a free souvenir guidebook full of historical facts and photographs. As well as the new animated film about the building of Tower Bridge, there is a new “Swinging Sixties” photographic exhibition along the West Walkway, the popular Great Bridges of the World exhibition along the East Walkway and a display of contemporary art in the Victorian engine room. Don’t forget to check out our London combo offers that include free tickets to Tower Bridge, and see more for your money!