Massive Victorian steam pumping engines and hydraulic machinery in the original engine room form part of the visit to this celebrated landmark. Also exhibitions, superb views & gift shop. Glass floor on the high level walkways.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
City of London
Tower Bridge Road London Greater London SE1 2UP
Apr-Sep Daily 1000-1730. Oct-Mar 0930-1700. (Closed 24-26 Dec.)
By Bus: various
By Rail: Tower Gateway / 0.5 miles
When Tower Bridge was first built, it raised between 20-30 times a day. The Engine Rooms were once the beating heart of Tower Bridge with over 80 people needed to maintain the engines and raise the Bridge.
Tower Bridge was built over 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world.