• Discover Tower Bridge with Behind the Scenes Tours from Saturday 2 November to February 2020
  • Explore the inner workings of London’s defining landmark, with exclusive access to out-of-bounds areas including the Bridge Control room and the Bascule Chambers housed beneath the river Thames
  • Ticket price: £50 per person. Tickets include a free souvenir guide book and access to Tower Bridge’s thrilling high-level Walkways and Glass Floor for a unique perspective of London

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Tower Bridge?  Back by popular demand is the Behind the Scenes Tours of London’s defining landmark, offering visitors the chance to experience the inner workings of the famous river crossing, used by over 40,000 people every day. 

Kicking off on Saturday 2 November, the tour will take visitors on a rare and extended look around Tower Bridge: from the iconic blue 65m high Towers, high-level Walkways and vast Victorian Engine Rooms down to its hidden depths below the Thames, normally out of bounds to the public. 

The Tour

One of Tower Bridge’s expert accredited Welcome Hosts will lead a two-part tour for £50 per person. Part One includes a fascinating exploration of the history of the Bridge, its design and construction. Visitors can experience the thrill of the high-level Walkways and Glass Floor, suspended 42 metres above the River Thames with panoramic views across the capital, alongside a brand new permanent exhibition in the Bridge’s two towers featuring newly discovered photographs and stories from the construction of the Bridge. 

Next participants will discover the cavernous Victorian Engine Rooms, which feature the magnificent restored steam engines, accumulators and boilers used to power the bridge lifts until 1976, alongside life-size photographs of past workers and oral histories and stories from relatives and former staff. 

A Tower Bridge Senior Technical Officers will escort visitors on a tour of areas out of bounds to the public, including the Bridge Control Room and the immense brick-lined Bascule Chambers below river level.  Visitors can discover just how the Bridge works today and ask our experts any questions they may have with a visit to the Machinery Room that houses the impressive hydraulics that lift 54.68 tonnes per square metre of the Bridge. 

Tower Bridge Behind the Scenes Tours 2019

The tours will continue from Saturday 2 November and run every Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Please note that tours do not take place on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.  

Cost: £50 per person, which includes a free Tower Bridge Souvenir Guidebook. Tours start from 10.30am and last for approximately 2 hours with each tour limited to 12 places. Visitors must be over 14 years old to attend one of the tours, persons aged 14 – 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. 

Further information and T&Cs are available