Site hosted by Build your free website today!

The Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge Experience


Location: Fenchurch Street, SE1
Telephone: 0171-407 0922


Admission Times:

  • April - October
    Daily: 10.00-18.30
  • November - March
    Daily: 09.30 - 18.00
  • Last admission 75 minutes prior to closing every day!
    December 24 - 26, January 1, and Good Friday

Admission Fees:
    Adults: £5.95
    Children (ages 5-15): £3.95
    Students (with ID): £3.95
    Seniors (60+): £3.95
    Children under 5: FREE
    Admission FREE for holders of The Great British Heritage Pass

Tower Hill, London Bridge

The Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge's image is synonymous with London. Other than Big Ben, the bridge is probably the most recognizable attraction in London. It is certainly the most decorative and spectacular bridge spanning the Thames and is also a functioning drawbridge. It was painted blue in honor of Queen Victoria's favorite color.

Construction of the Tower Bridge lasted from 1886-1894 and the final cost exceeded £1,500,000. The hydraulic twin bastules weigh 1,000 tons each. They are lifted when necessary to allow ships entry to the Pool of London, the area of the Thames River between this, the most easterly of the London bridges, and London Bridge. The former pedestrian walkway spanning between the two towers of the bridge is a breathtaking 112 feet above the surface of the Thames River.

The Tower Bridge is now a museum. It can be toured for a modest fee. It is well worth the admission price, however, to get the unobstructed view of the the city and Thames River that is afforded from the old pedestrian walkway.


Links to my other London Attraction pages

Trafalgar Square & Admiralty Arch
The Tower of London
St. Paul's Cathedral
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey

Windsor Castle
Buckingham Palace
Kensington Palace
St. James' Palace
Hampton Court Palace
St. Margaret's Church

Tower Bridge Experience Official Website
Didn't find what you needed? Click Here

Last Updated: 27 January 2003

All photographs ©1997-2003 M.D.Cerny unless otherwise indicated. Contact me prior to reproduction/use in a public forum to obtain my permission. Please leave your contact information and the URL where the photograph(s) will be used (if applicable) via the email link above. In exchange for their free use, a small, name text link to my site is required on each page where my photographs are posted. Click here for full legal copy and information about obtaining permission to use my photography.