New Autumn Dates Announced: Yoga in the Walkways at Tower Bridge
- Unique London experience back due to popular demand: kick-start the day with vinyasa-flow yoga at the most famous bridge in the world
- Strike the perfect pose, with the possibility of witnessing the magic of a Bridge lift
- Tower Bridge’s high-level Glass Walkways, provide an unrivalled view of London Life
- Yoga classes to take place the third Wednesday of every month from October to December inclusive
- The 50-minute sessions will start at 7:30am on Wednesdays, tickets are available to book on Eventbrite £25 per person (spaces are limited and booking is essential). For further details visit www.towerbridge.org.uk.
Tower Bridge, London’s most iconic attraction, announces the brand new Autumn season of its sell out ‘Yoga in the Walkways’ classes.
Back by popular demand, the sunrise vinyasa-flow yoga classes take place on the high level glass floor walkway, a thrilling 138ft above the River Thames.
Designed to revitalise and recharge , the classes are open to all abiliities and offer a unique setting to perfect the plank whilst taking in unrivalled panoramic views of the London skyline.
The energetic early morning classes, run from 7:30am to 8:20am on the third Wednesday of each month* from 17 October to 19 December inclusive. Booking a class on Eventbrite in advance is essential.
The glass floor across each Walkway, installed in 2014, comprises of six panels, each weighing 530 kilograms, supported by a carbon steel framework weighing approximately 1,000 kilograms, and designed to withstand the weight equivalent of one elephant and two London Black Cabs. A mirror has been installed above the West Walkway – bringing a new dynamic to the view of the Thames and the bustling London life below.
A small number of mats are available but participants are advised to bring their own. However to maximise the experience on the new glass floor, it is recommended to use gripped gloves and socks. Space on the glass floor is limited so positions will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Spaces are strictly limited. To avoid disappointment, book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yoga-in-the-walkways-at-tower-bridge-tickets-45722330722?aff=erelexpmlt
- Wednesday 17 October 2018
- Wednesday 21 November 2018
- Wednesday 19 December 2018
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Tower Bridge (http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/)
- 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)
- Tower Bridge opening hours:
o Summer Opening Hours: April - September 10:00 - 17:30 (last admission)
o Winter Opening Hours: October - March 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission)
- Admission prices for Tower Bridge:
- Adults: £9.80
- Children aged 5-15: £4.20
- Groups of 10 or more adults: £8.30
- Concessions: £6.80
- Family tickets from £15.30
- Under 5s free
- The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill
- Visit the Glass Floor up on the high-level Walkways, which gives visitors a unique perspective of London 42 metres above the Thames. “Look up on London” – a mirror installed over the West Walkway’s Glass Floor offers visitors a dizzying experience of the city. Guests 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.
- Download the Family Trail appto explore Tower Bridge like never before with an innovative app and activity packed booklet for 5-10 year olds.
- Offering refreshed collections and bespoke ranges of gifts and souvenirs, the Tower Bridge Gift Shop reopened to the public in November 2016 following a 6-week redevelopment. In 2018 the shop won the Museums + Heritage Award for ‘Best shop with a turnover more than £500k’. Now in its 16thyear, the Museums + Heritage Awards recognise projects of excellence, and innovative groundbreaking initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions from across the globe.
- Winner of the 2016 Sandford Award for Heritage Education. This prestigious award recognizes the importance of formal, curriculum-linked education opportunities offered to schools by heritage sites.
- Tower Bridge is recognised as the most famous bridge in the world and generates over £3m a year for the benefit of City Bridge Trust.
- One of only 20 UK attractions to receive the Visit England Gold Attractions Accolade in 2018. The accolade recognises 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 owned, funded and managed by theCity of London Corporation. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.
- The City of London Corporation, which owns and manages Tower Bridge, invests over £100m every year in heritage and cultural activities of all kinds. It is the UK’s largest funder of cultural activities after the government, the BBC, and Heritage Lottery Fund. The City Corporation is also developing Culture Mile between Farringdon and Moorgate – a multi-million-pound investment which will create a new cultural and creative destination for London over the next 10 to 15 years. This includes £110m funding to support the Museum of London’s move to West Smithfield and £2.5m to support the detailed business case for the proposed Centre for Music.
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