Taking Relaxation to New Heights

Taking Relaxation to New Heights: Yoga Classes Return to Tower Bridge Exhibition’s High-Level Walkways

  • Exclusive London experience: start the day with a Vinyasa Flow yoga class on Tower Bridge Exhibition’s high-level Walkways
  • Take your morning yoga session to new heights and watch the sun rise from inside the most famous bridge in the world
  • Adventurous yogis have the opportunity to practice on the glass floor on a first-come-first-served basis to see the Thames flowing beneath their feet as they flow through the poses
  • £25 per morning class: Available monthly on Wednesday 21 October, Wednesday 18 November and Wednesday 16 December (7:30am – 8:20am, arrivals at 7.15am)
  • Yoga classes delivered by independent London-based Vinyasa yoga teacher, Sarah McFadden
  • Please use the hashtag #stepinside
  • Tickets will go live from Friday 9th October: http://tower-bridge-yoga.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Press enquiries: towerbridge@kallaway.com or 0207 221 7883

The most exclusive Vinyasa flow yoga classes are making a return to the high-level Walkways of the most famous bridge in the world this winter. London’s yogis are invited to practice their downward facing dog 42 metres above the Thames, in an exhilarating Vinyasa flow class that will kick start the day.

The series of sessions begin at 7:30am on Wednesday 18 November at Tower Bridge Exhibition as the sun rises over the city. Yoga enthusiasts of all levels can take up their position on the West Walkway with its far-reaching views, and the most daring can set up on the glass floor and see the flowing Thames beneath their feet whilst they practice. Participating yogis may also have the possibility of witnessing the magic of the Bridge’s famous bascules raising for a river vessel – an experience not to be missed. Positions on the glass are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The glass floor across each Walkway 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. The Walkways original steel lattice structure has been preserved under the glass.

Tower Bridge Exhibition tells the history of the Bridge through animations and displays, across its towers, high-level panoramic Walkways and the atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms. For further information, visit www.towerbridge.org.uk.

A limited number of mats are available so 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.


Notes to Editors:

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)

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 Exhibition:
    • Adults: £9
    • Children aged 5-15: £3.90
    • Groups of 10 or more: £3.40
    • Concessions: £6.30
    • Family tickets from £18
    • Under 5s free
  • The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill
  • The experience visiting the high-level Walkways has now been bolstered with the addition of the new glass floor, which gives visitors a unique perspective of London 42 metres above the Thames. Guests are able to tread on the glass floor whilst traffic passes beneath their feet – the glass floor panels can withstand the weight equivalent to one elephant or two London Black Cabs.
  • The popular Great Bridges of the World exhibition has been refreshed, now featuring 40 of the world’s most revered bridges, each of which represents a breathtaking feat of engineering.
  • Tower Bridge are supported by The City of London Corporation – a uniquely diverse organisation, in that it not only promotes and supports the City and provides it with a full range of services, but provides wider services for London and for the nation as a whole. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.

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