EXPLORE BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF LONDON’S DEFINING LANDMARK STARTING THIS NOVEMBER
· Behind-the-Scenes tours at Tower Bridge are back from the 4 November 2023 and will run until March 2024.
· This is a rare chance to explore the inner workings of the bridge, with exclusive access to out-of-bounds areas including the Bridge Control room and the Bascule Chambers housed beneath the river Thames.
· Ticket price: £75 per person. Tickets include a free souvenir guidebook and access to Tower Bridge’s thrilling high-level Walkways and Glass Floor for a unique perspective of London. Availability is limited.
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at Tower Bridge? Tours of London’s defining landmark are back by popular demand, offering visitors the chance to experience the inner workings of the famous river crossing, used by over 40,000 people every day.
Ticket holders will enjoy a rare and extended look around Tower Bridge: from its iconic Towers, high-level Walkways and Victorian Engine Rooms down to its hidden depths, not normally open to the public.
Led by one of the Bridge’s expert guides and members of the highly skilled Technical team, visitors will hear about the fascinating history of the Bridge’s design and construction, take in the unparalleled views from the spectacular Glass Floors and high-level Walkways, then get up close to the original steam engines, accumulators and boilers in the Victorian Engine Rooms.
This tour also goes behind-the-scenes to the Bridge’s operational areas including the Control Cabin, Machinery Room and the immense Bascule Chambers, which house the enormous 422-ton counterweights that form the unseen part of the iconic Bridge Lifts.
Tower Bridge Behind-the-Scenes Tours 2023
The tours will start from Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2023.
Adult (aged 16 +): £75.00 | Disabled Adult (aged 16 +): £72.00 |Student (aged 16 + with valid ID): 72.00 | Senior (aged 60 + with valid ID): £72.00| Child (aged 14 to 15): £70.00
Tour length: 2 hours
Attendees must be aged 14 years or older. Due to the bridge being a historic building, with some elements of the tour not usually open to the public, there are accessibility parameters to be aware of. More information can be found here including information on number of steps, uneven walkways and recommended footwear. Please pay particular attention to the waver section: https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/events/behind-scenes-tour .
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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. 650,000 visiting in 2022, 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 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 part of Bridge House Estates (BHE) whose sole 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.