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Tower Bridge Exhibition in London

Plan your tour to Tower Bridge Exhibition

Category
Landmarks & Historic Sites
Address
Tower Bridge Road
London
London
SE1 2UP
Opening times
April - September: 10.00 - 18.30 (last admission 17:30)
October - March: 09.30 - 18.00 (last admission 17:00)
Ticket prices
Adults: £7.00
Children (aged 5-15): £3.00
Students (with identification): £5.00
Seniors (aged 60 +): £5.00
1 Adult & 2 Children: £11.00
2 Adults & 1 Child: £14.00
2 Adults & 2 Children: £16.00
2 Adults & 4 Children: £18.00
Under 5: Free
Disabled/Carer: Free
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower bridge, commonly mistaken throughout the world as London bridge is one of the most recognisable bridges in the world and one of the iconic structures which define London's skyline. The naming mistake probably comes from the fact that most people associate it with London so strongly that it's taken to be THE bridge of London, hence the error.

The Tower Bridge Exhibition aims to dispel any myths and instead help visitors learn all about its history and workings.

At one time, only one crossing of the Thames existed, London bridge, but as London grew so did the population and traffic and more bridges were added mostly all to the west of London bridge. During the 19th century, East London was densely populated and a new bridge was urgently required east of London bridge because pedestrians and all traffic journeys were diverted far west and delayed for hours. In 1876 the problem was solved with the design and build of Tower Bridge.

Construction on Tower Bridge took 8 years and upon completion was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed. The word "bascule" comes from the French for "see-saw". The bascules were powered by steam hydraulics but today the steam has been replaced with oil and electricity.
    • Elliott James
    • It's a little twee, but my son really enjoyed it. You get to go inside, see the engine rooms, and the best bit is the walkway at the top...the views are magnificent, even if it was a bit damp and grey when we went.

      Kids are well catered for as all the information is picture based and at a low level and he could collect stickers to stick into his "passport" that he was given. Overall a good visit.
    • 4 stars Elliott James