TOWER BRIDGE OPENS SPECTACULAR GLASS WALKWAY AS NEW DAYTIME WEDDING VENUE FOR THE FIRST TIME
- New for 2020, couples will have the opportunity to get married within one of the most iconic bridges in the world, as Tower Bridge opens its East Walkway for exclusive daytime wedding ceremonies.
- The unique setting boasts an incredible glass floor and panoramic views of the city skyline, 42m above the River Thames.
- Couples can book this once in a lifetime opportunity during September through to December 2020, with further details here.
LONDON, 9 September 2020: London’s defining landmark, Tower Bridge is offering couples the chance to get wed inside its iconic walkways during daylight hours – for the first time in the Bridge’s history. The historic location, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year, is renowned for its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the heart of the city.
Renowned as perhaps the most romantic bridge in London and a symbol of our love affair with the city – couples looking for a ceremony as unique as their union will be able to exchange their vows on the Bridge itself throughout September to December 2020.
There are few settings that could be more memorable than Tower Bridge for a perfect riverside wedding venue, with natural light and stunning city views of countless London landmarks across Greenwich and East London, as well as a bird’s-eye view 42m above the River Thames below.
For £3,000, the iconic wedding venue includes:
- Three-hour private hire of the East Walkway (daytime)
- Event set up for the happy couple & up to 24 guests
- Two members of staff to ensure the day runs without a hitch
- Microphone and sound systems to help make the ambience even more special
Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge, said: “My heart goes out to so many couples that have had their wedding plans scuppered by the uncertainty during this time. So, I’m really proud that we are able to offer a truly memorable and unique wedding for those still longing for that magical wedding experience. Love will literally be in the air!”
The East Walkway is currently open to ceremony bookings. Tower Bridge is closely monitoring government guidance around receptions to toast the happy couple and their guests.
How to enquire
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- 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 125th anniversary since it the opening back in 1894.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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