TOWER BRIDGE LAUNCHES NEW INTERACTIVE TOURS EXCLUSIVELY FOR FAMILIES THIS SUMMER
- Londoners with kids aged 6 years + planning a day out in the Big Smoke this summer won’t want to miss Tower Bridge’s new interactive tour exclusively for families.
- The ultimate way for young explorers to discover London’s defining landmark, the tour will combine unusual fun facts and fascinating stories from the history of the Bridge.
- Tower Bridge Family Tours run from 19 July, every Friday at 10:30am during the summer holidays.
- Tickets on sale 5 July: Child (5-15 years): £20 | Adult (16 years +) £25
- Pre-booking is essential at: towerbridge.org.uk/family-tour
Hosted throughout the summer holidays from 19 July, every Friday until 27 August, the tours will take families through the blue Towers to discover the thrill of the high-level Walkways and Glass Floor 42m above the River Thames, alongside the Victorian Engine Room that houses the engines once used to power the mighty Bridge lift.
From an astonishing 31 million bricks used to build the Bridge, to the dark brown colour it was originally painted – rather than the vibrant blue, white and red we know today; children will learn why the Bridge was built and how the crossing works, discovering some surprising facts about the world-famous river crossing along the way – all delivered by an expert guide.
Bring comfortable footwear, as this 90-minute tour will take families to both indoor and outdoor areas of the Bridge, all starting outside the Engine Rooms and Gift Shop.
Ideal for children aged 6 years + tickets for the event costs £20 for children (5-15 years), £25 for adults (16 years+) and includes entry to Tower Bridge.
Book now at: https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/family-tour
For further information, images or interview requests please contact:
T: +44 786 779 4989 / +44 786 733 5242
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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)
- In 1982 Tower Bridge opened to the public for the first time since 1910 with a permanent exhibition inside. Since then, visitor number have grown annually with approx. 850,000 visiting in 2019, which was the 125thanniversary since the opening back in 1894.
- Tower Bridge opening hours vary so please check the website for the latest update.
- The Tower Bridge Community Ticket invites residents of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and the City of London to visit for £1 only.
- Standard Entry prices for Tower Bridge:
- Adults: £10.60
- Children aged 5-15: £5.30
- Concessions: £7.90
- Family tickets from £18.00
- Under 5s free
- 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.
- Family Trail (App or Booklet): You can download the app or pick up an Explorer Trail booklet when you arrive. Both are designed for families to work together to unearth amazing stories from the Bridge's history. From instructions on how to build your very own paper boat to a game of eye-spy using the panoramic views of London from the high-level Walkways.
- Family activities online Families can have fun at home exploring our online resources. Learn how to make a stop motion animation film, discover the language of semaphore or just enjoy some relaxing colouring in, there are activities suitable for all!
- Tower Bridge is London’s defining landmark and is a proud supporter of the City Bridge Trust, generating over £6m a year, which goes towards helping charitable causes across London.
- Tower Bridge is one of only 20 UK visitor attractions to receive the Visit England Gold Attractions Accolade in both 2018 and 2019. The accolade recognises quality visitor experiences on offer and is awarded to attractions that go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out.
- The City Corporation, which owns and manages Tower Bridge, is the fourth largest funder of heritage and cultural activities in the UK and invests over £100m every year. The City of London Corporation is a core partner of Culture Mile, a home for contemporary culture in the ancient heart of London’s working capital.https://www.culturemile.london/
- The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
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