CREATE YOUR OWN CROWN AND DESIGN COMMEMORATIVE BUNTING TO CELEBRATE KING CHARLES III’S CORONATION AT TOWER BRIDGE
- London’s defining landmark, Tower Bridge, launches a series of royally good family activities to get communities crafting for the Coronation.
- During the Easter holidays (4th, 11th and 15 April 2023) visitors are invited to create and design their very own piece of commemorative bunting to be displayed at the Bridge over the Coronation weekend.
- On Coronation Day, Saturday 6 May, visitors will receive a commemorative ticket to mark their extra special visit and join in the fun with all the family at a specially curated series of events and activities.
Ahead of King Charles III’s Coronation taking place in London on Saturday 6 May, London’s defining landmark Tower Bridge will be running a series of family activities to celebrate the historic occasion.
During the Easter Holidays, visitors to Tower Bridge are invited to help get Tower Bridge coronation ready and create a fun and memorable piece of bunting that will be on display during the Coronation celebrations. Tower Bridge staff will also be getting in on the fun as part of their wellbeing programme.
Locals to Tower Bridge are invited to get involved and enjoy £1 entry for residents of City of London, Tower Hamlets and Southwark.
The specially created bunting will be displayed for all to see from Saturday 28 April – Monday 8 May inside Tower Bridge.
On the big day itself, Saturday 6 May, visitors will receive a commemorative ticket to mark their visit on this momentous day, a piece of history they’ll get to keep forever, and of course enjoy the fabulous bunting on display.
A variety of interactive, fun-filled family activities will be on offer across the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May including creating your very own crown in honour of King Charles III, with a nod to Tower Bridge’s golden crests that adorn the top of the towers, harking back to the Bridge’s very own Royal opening in 1894.
Book tickets and learn more at:https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/coronation
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- Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra).
- In 1982 Tower Bridge opened as a visitor attraction to the public for the first time since 1910. Since then, visitor numbers have grown annually with approx. 850,000 visiting in 2019, which was the 125th anniversary since the opening back in 1894.
- Tower Bridge opening hours are from 09:30 – 18:00 with last entry at 17:00.
- The Tower Bridge Community Ticket invites residents of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and the City of London to visit for £1 only.
- Admission prices for Tower Bridge from 1 April 2023:
- Adults: £12.30
- Children aged 5-15: £6.20
- Concessions: £9.20
- Family tickets from £22.20
- Under 5s free
- The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill
- Visit the iconic Glass Floor on the high-level Walkways, which gives visitors a unique perspective of London 42 metres above the Thames. Visitors are able to tread on the glass floor panels whilst traffic passes beneath their feet. It can withstand the weight equivalent to one elephant or two London Black Cabs.
- Tower Bridge received a Visit England Welcome Accolate for 2021-22. Following the Gold Accolade in both 2018 and 2019. These awards recognise quality visitor experiences on offer and is awarded to attractions that go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out.
- Tower Bridge is supported and managed by Bridge House Estates (BHE) whose Trustee is The City of London Corporation.
- Tower Bridge is London’s defining landmark and is a proud supporter of the BHE’s charitable arm, City Bridge Trust, generating over £6m a year, which goes towards helping charitable causes across London.