Tower Bridge Exhibition Announces Once-In-A-Lifetime Visitor Experience: Yoga Classes Across Its Glass Floor
- Unique London experience: kick-start the working day with energetic vinyasa-flow yoga, with a bird’s eye view from the most famous bridge in the world
- Strike the perfect downward facing dog, with the possibility of witnessing the magic of the Bridge’s famous raising bascules
- Tower Bridge Exhibition’s £1million glass floors stretch across the Bridges’ high-level Walkways, providing a never-seen-before view of London Life
- New glass floor panels along Tower Bridge Exhibition’s high-level Walkways each measure 11 metres long and 1.8 metres wide, and can withstand the weight equivalent to one elephant and two London Black Cabs
- A one-off programme of four yoga classes to take place every Monday over the course of four weeks, starting Monday 16 February
- The 50-minute sessions will start at 7.30am, tickets available to book http://bit.ly/1AR63er) - £15 per person (spaces are limited and booking is recommended). For further details visitwww.towerbridge.org.uk.
- Yoga classes delivered by independent London-based yoga teacher, Billie Woodcraftwww.billiesyoga.com
Tower Bridge Exhibition, one of London’s most iconic attractions, has announced an exclusive one-off programme of yoga classes that will take place across the newly unveiled glass floors, along its high-level Walkways – 42m/ 138ft above the Thames.
Beginning Monday 16 February, London-based yoga teacher Billie Woodcraft will deliver the energetic vinyasa-flow yoga classes over the course of one month. Designed to revitalise and inject energy into Londoners with an exciting and never-seen-before view from the most famous bridge in the world, the yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice whilst enjoying the river views suspended over the Thames, as well as road and pedestrian life – all moving at pace 42 metres/138ft below. 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.
The new 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.
All class participants will be provided with mats. However to maximise the experience on the new glass floor, it is recommended to use gripped gloves and socks.
- 16 February: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/glassflooringyoga16feb
- 23 February: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/glassflooringyoga23feb
- 2 March: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/glassflooringyoga2march
- 9 March: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/glassflooringyoga9march
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Notes to Editors:
- 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 Exhibition opening hours:
- Summer Opening Hours: April - September 10:00 - 17:30 (last admission)
- Winter Opening Hours: October - March 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission)
- Admission prices for Tower Bridge Exhibition are: adults £9, children aged 5-15 £3.90 or £3.40 for a group of 10 or more, under 5s free and concessions £6.30, family tickets from 18. 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 three interactive touch screens showcasing how the Bridge raises in its modern context. Whilst 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 and the Monument are provided 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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