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Behind the scenes tours at London's Tower Bridge

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Staff Writer | Tuesday February 19, 2019 6:17AM ET
Tower Bridge
Britain   Discover the fascinating history of the Tower Bridge's design

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at London's defining landmark, Tower Bridge?


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Their renowned Behind-the-scenes tour will take you on a rare and extended look around Tower Bridge: from its iconic Towers, high-level Walkways and Victorian Engine Rooms down to its hidden depths, normally out of bounds to the public.

Discover the fascinating history of the Bridge's design and construction from one of their expert accredited Welcome Hosts.

Take in unparalleled views through bridge's spectacular Glass Floor and high-level Walkways, and get up close to the original steam engines, accumulators and boilers in the Victorian Engine Rooms.

Then join one of bridge's expert Senior Technical Officers in the Bridge's operational areas including the Control Cabin, Machinery Room and the immense Bascule Chambers, which house the enormous 422-ton counterweights that power the mighty Bridge Lifts. This is a thrilling discovery not to be missed.

Where: Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 to 12:30 (approx.)
Tickets: £50 per person (includes a free Tower Bridge guidebook).

Good to know: Due to the operational nature of some of the spaces this tour is not fully accessible.

Attendees must be over 14 years old; those aged 14 to 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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