Hotel Near Tower Bridge
No London trip is complete without a visit to one of its top attractions. A defining landmark in London’s and Great Britain’s history, Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed heritage site dating back to 1894, having taken eight years to be build. The only bascule bridge in all of London, Tower Bridge is raised around 800 times each year. The bridge opened for a number of significant vessels over the years including the Royal Yacht Britannia returning from the first Commonwealth tour undertaken by Her Majesty the Queen back in 1954.
With a pre-booked entry ticket, you can explore not only the impressive Towers and the Victorian Engine rooms but you can also walk over the famous Glass Floor 42 meters above River Thames, taking in spectacular panoramic views of the city.
Tower Bridge is open to the public all year round and it is a perfect family activity. The little ones can learn how the bridge works and enjoy some free interactive activities. To make the most of your visit check out the bridge lift timetable.
If you cannot leave the house without your beloved pooch, you will be please to know that Tower Bridge is one of London’s dog friendly attractions.
Planning a friends city break to the capital? You should add Tower Bridge to your to do list, groups are welcome to the site with guided tours available too. This London attraction is included in most London tourist passes. While you are in the area check out Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy a delicious Classic or Vegan British Afternoon Tea at Grill Restaurant. For more inspiration check our Day out Near Tower Bridge blog post and plan the perfect day in London.