Go behind the scenes at Tower Bridge

Address:
, Tower Bridge Road, London 51.505489 -0.075352
Dates & Time:
to
10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Saturday and Sunday only, during January and March
Tickets & Cost:
£50. Tours are limited to just 12 people each and book up very quickly
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Note: This tour has steep stairs and confined spaces
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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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The best London underground train stations to visit Tower Bridge are Tower Gateway Tower Hill
Note: The actual closest train station to Tower Bridge is Tower Hill
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig’s review of Tower Bridge  I’ve been here before. Check out my London blog for a review, with photos

Have you ever wondered what it's like to go behind the scenes at Tower Bridge?

The Engineering Tour will start off by explaining the Bridge's design and how it was built, and give you some spectacular views from the high-level walkways (including a view through their new glass floor!). You will also see the original steam pumping machines and boilers in the Engine Room.

But it's the second part of the tour that makes it worth the money -- this will take you into some of the areas that are normally out of bounds to the public. One of the Senior Technical Officers will show you around the Bridge Control Room, the Machinery Room, and the immense Bascule Chambers below the water level, where the roadway sits when the bridge is raised. This Bascule chamber is what you really came to see -- it's a dark cavernous space that echoes with the water and traffic rumbling outside.

Craig has never been on this actual Engineering Tour, but he has written a review of Tower Bridge on his blog, and included a few photos of the view through the glass floors.

Note: This tour has steep stairs and enters some confined spaces.

 

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