Tower Bridge Exhibition announces new dates for Behind the Scenes Tours this autumn/winter 2017

  • Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Behind the Scenes Tours are returning from Saturday 4 November to give visitors the opportunity to see the inner workings of the most famous bridge in the world
  • The behind the scenes two-part tour includes access to out-of-bounds areas including the Bridge Control room and the Bascule Chambers
  • Ticket price: £50 per person which includes the new souvenir guide book and access to Tower Bridge’s thrilling high-level Walkways and Glass Floor for a unique perspective of London, 42 metres above the Thames

Ever wanted to get behind the scenes at the iconic Tower Bridge? Now is your chance. Saturday 4 November sees the return of the Bridge’s exclusive Behind the Scenes Tours, offering visitors the chance to experience the inner workings of the most famous bridge in the world, used by over 40,000 people every day.

The Tour

Led by one of Tower Bridge’s expert accredited Welcome Hosts, the two-hour tours, which cost £50 per person, are divided into two parts. Part One includes a fascinating in-depth history of the Bridge and its construction from our knowledgeable Welcome Hosts. Visitors can experience the thrill of the panoramic Walkways and Glass Floor, suspended 42 metres above the River Thames withfar-reaching views across London, before discovering the atmospheric setting of the Bridge’s Engine Rooms. These feature the magnificent restored steam pumping engines, accumulators and boilers that were used to power the bridge lifts until 1976, alongside the new permanent interpretation unveiled earlier this year featuring life-size photographs of past workers alongside oral histories and stories recounted by relatives and former staff. 

Part Two of the tour is led by one of the Bridge’s Senior Technical Officers who will escort visitors to several areas normally out of bounds to the public, including the Bridge Control Room and the immense Bascule Chambers below river level.  The tour also includes the Machinery Room, which houses the impressive hydraulics that power the lifting of the Bridge. Visitors can discover just how the Bridge works today and ask our experts any questions they may have.

Tower Bridge Behind the Scenes Tours 2017

The tours will continue from Saturday 4 November and run every Saturday and Sunday until the end of January and throughout the month of March.

Cost: £50 per person, which includes the new Tower Bridge Souvenir Guidebook. Tours start from 10.30am and last for approximately 2 hours with each tour limited to 12 places. Individual tickets can be purchased for these tours so, for this special period, there is no need to be part of an organised group with a minimum number. Visitors must be over 14 years old to attend one of the tours, persons aged 14 – 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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