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Tower Bridge, London

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Only a handful of bridges around the world have achieved iconic status, and Tower Bridge is one of them. Judging by its name and appearance, you might think the bridge is an original part of the adjacent Tower of London. Its construction, however, was completed in 1894, centuries after the fortress. Head into one tower and up to the walkway 42 m (138 ft) above the River Thames to reach the other tower. You'll have a panoramic view of the city along the way. Stop by the exhibit in the east walkway to watch a video about the bridge's construction, and to see a gallery of photos of 20 significant bridges around the world. Head into the Victorian engine rooms, where you can experience a recreation of the motor-based operation of the bridge at the time of its inauguration and view a virtual bridge-lift. If your visit to the area will be near dusk, stop to see the bridge lit up. Plan my London trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • I went inside Tower Bridge; it was a fantastic experience if you live in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, or the City of London. I believe there is a one-pound admission fee. I would highly recommend it... 
    I went inside Tower Bridge; it was a fantastic experience if you live in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, or the City of London. I believe there is a one-pound admission fee. I would highly recommend it...  more »
  • It is one of the magnificent suspension bridge in the world and in U.K , well know landthe bridge ,but you need to pay access to upper walk way ! 
    It is one of the magnificent suspension bridge in the world and in U.K , well know landthe bridge ,but you need to pay access to upper walk way !  more »
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  • The Tower Bridge. Now while there’s no cost to cross the bridge I would highly recommend purchasing tickets to go across up top. It’s well worth the steps. If you need to take a lift one is available but seeing the staircases, and all the factual, historical information they give you on the way up makes it all the more worth it. We bought tickets for 13.30 and arrived a bit early, and the staff didn’t mind us getting in the queue. It was a bit long but moved very quickly, again you could take the lift or the stairs we chose the stairs (we were told there’s somewhere around 260 of them). As you walk up the stairs there are posts and placards that tell you all sorts of facts regarding the material that went into the bridge and other fascinating details. The wood creaking stairs only adds to the experience. Once at the top there’s a spot to rest even before going to the upper bridges. You may think the entire upper bridge is “glass bottom” it isn’t, but each side does have a small section where if not to crowded you can even lie down and take a photo. You’ll walk all the way across one, down the other and turn around where then you can decide you next move. Once down the stairs they send you off to the Engine Room which is also included and the gift shop. This alone has been such a worth while part of our visit, I would highly recommend it.
  • This is a most iconic bridge in London. It is a beautiful history getting to see. Very impressed with the quality of exhibition inside tower bridge. Pleasant to hear the story of tower bridge on how it was built and operated. It was a great experience into the transparent bridge two walkways above street and river level. The glass floors were really cool. For the people who has height issue, there is a wooden walkway to the side. Moreover fabulous view of city on the bridge, if you're lucky you see the bridge being raised. There is a schedule for it in their website. The streets around the tower bridge are lively having plenty of cafe, ice cream van, bar and restaurants. Overall a good experience and a good time to spend time with family.

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