Tower Bridge — Scheduled lift times

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London 51.505489 -0.075352
Dates & Time:
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Note: Whilst the Tower Bridge exhibition is open every day, the roadway only opens and closes on selected dates - see the list on the right
Tower Bridge’s opening times are 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-Sep); 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun, Oct-Mar); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
It's free to stand on the bank and watch the roadway go up and down (obviously), but you'll have to pay an entry fee to get inside the Tower Bridge exhibition
Adults £9; Senior £6.30; Children (5 to 15) £3.90; Infant (under 5) free; Family £14.10 to £22.50, depending on the number of people
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The contact number for Tower Bridge is +44 (0) 207 403 3761
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The following bus routes go near Tower Bridge: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1
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Along with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace (...and St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and the London Eye, etc etc), Tower Bridge is one of the must-see sights on every tourist's trip. Everyone in the world knows Tower Bridge, and if you don't get a photo of it then you will be in big trouble when you return back home.

The best time to take a photo is when the roadway is up and a big boat is passing underneath. But when does it open?

Here is a list of the scheduled lift times coming up in the next few months (timings are subject to change at short notice).

26 Oct -- 5 PM, 5.45 PM
27 Oct -- Midnight
29 Oct -- 6.45 PM, 7.45 PM, 10.45 PM, 11.30 PM
11 Nov -- 10.20 AM, 11 AM
12 Nov -- 9.25 AM
15 Nov -- 2.15 PM
9 Dec -- 6.30 PM, 7.30 PM, 11.30 PM
10 Dec -- 00.15 AM
31 Dec -- 11.55 PM
1 Jan -- 00.30 AM

It might seem like there are not very many, but these are just the scheduled lift times, and the bridge may open and close at other times too -- whenever requested by big boats passing up the Thames. On average the bridge opens and closes three times each day. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing what those times will be.

Note: Even if you don't arrive in time to see the bridge open and close, it's still worth going for the exhibition (admission fee applies). They let you inside the original steam engine rooms and you can walk along the top for some great views down the river of the Shard, HMS Belfast and the Tower of London. They've fitted it with a glass floor now as well, so you can see all the cars and buses passing by on the road below (er... that sounds a bit scary to me). If you'd like to read Craig's review then check out his London blog.

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