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Tower Bridge Exhibition

In the late nineteenth century, the commercial development of the East End led to the need for a new river crossing downstream of the historic London Bridge, with which Tower Bridge is often confused. The chosen design, by Horace Jones, featured two bascules (from the French word for “see-saw”) that can be raised to 86 degrees to allow river traffic to pass. Today, up on the bridge’s walkways, visitors can read about such history, and see two exhibitions: ‘Great Bridges of the World’ and 'Cities of the Modern Games'. There are special viewing windows that allow guests to take photographs unobstructed by glass. The tour culminates in the Victorian Engine Rooms, which display the steam engines which once powered the bridge.

Tower Bridge Road
SE1 2UP
Tel: 020 7403 3761
Opening Times: Open daily, Apr-Sep, 10am-6pm; Oct-Mar, 9.30am-5.30pm
Entry Charges: Admission: Child £3.40, Adult £8
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Photograph
  • Tower Bridge Exhibition Photograph 1
  • Tower Bridge Exhibition Photograph 2