Tower Bridge Achieves Record-Breaking Summer Visitor Figures

London, Tower Bridge, London’s defining landmark, announces its blockbuster summer 2023 visitor numbers, the highest on record. 


The summer of 2023 witnessed a surge in visitor numbers to Tower Bridge, with August leading the way with an astounding 113,842 visitors to the Bridge from around the world — an equivalent of 3,672 visitors per day. This represents a substantial increase of 32.67% year-over-year (YOY), demonstrating Tower Bridge as a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike.


The Bridge bucked wider industry trends that saw an August dip as people escaped to the coast over the summer months according to the latest tourism insights from London & Partners. 


To date, three months in 2023 have seen visitor numbers exceeding 100,000 visitors, which has only happened a total of five times in the Bridge’s visitor history, exceeding even pre-COVID numbers. The subsequent uplift in visitor spend was also a welcome boon, income generated at Tower Bridge goes towards City Bridge Foundation's charitable work across London, which includes maintaining our bridges and supporting London’s communities.


Chris Earlie, Director of Tower Bridge, says: 


“2023 has been an epic year. We have been so pleased to welcome a record number of people to Tower Bridge from our closest neighbours to visitors from around the world. Our excellent visitor experience offer taking people inside the Bridge and over the famous Glass Walkways, the new programme of family activities and special tours, combined with our competitive pricing and compelling location, means we can offer the very best of London’s history and a great day out accessible to all.”


Another driving factor contributing to this success is Tower Bridge's commitment to community engagement. The introduction of the £1 Community Ticket for residents who live in the neighbouring Tower Hamlets and Southwark boroughs has seen a notable uptick in adoption this year, seeing a 57% increase in 2023 from the previous year, continuing to make the iconic landmark more accessible to its surrounding communities.  













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  •       Tower Bridge is part of City Bridge Foundation. Tower Bridge is one of five Thames crossings owned and maintained by City Bridge Foundation, a London funder, that also distributes over £30m per year to charitable causes.


Every purchase supports Tower Bridge. Income generated at Tower Bridge goes towards City Bridge Foundation's charitable work across London, which includes maintaining our bridges and supporting London’s communities.


  •       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 annually. 2024 will see Tower Bridge celebrate the 130thanniversary since 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.


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