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Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge stands 65m above the shitty brown waters of the River Thames

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is London’s iconic landmark that most people instantly associate to the United Kingdom. Connecting Tower Hamlets to Southwark, this steel beast was completed in 1894 and stands just over 65m above the shitty brown waters of the River Thames.

Stop singing that damn London Bridge nursery rhyme. Tower Bridge is not the same thing as the London Bridge. The London Bridge is 1km upstream.

Over the years, it has received notoriety from being featured in blockbuster movies, and has gone through a series of face lifts to become the shining icon of London. Today, the bridge stands there doing bridge things and offers an exhibition; Admission to the exhibit runs around £10 for an adult, which is a bit steep for the lack of badassery.

Visiting the bridge is something reasonably neat to see; by no means is it a must-see destination, but if you’re in the area, make your Instagram friends jealous with some great pictures.

There are three ways to see it (almost all are legal).

  1. Walk the lower deck. There is single-lane automobile and pedestrian walkways (After all, it is a bridge).
  2. Visit the exhibition which gets you access to the upper walkways, towers and engine rooms for a fee.
  3. Fly your drone.

The British don’t like drones, especially in that area. You’ll probably have the police called on you – yeah, happened to me. In the words of Notorious B.I.G. – If you don’t know, now you know.

Interested in visiting Tower Bridge? Travel Blogger and author of DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN Sean Brown has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help make your trip a breeze.

What is the closest airport to the Tower Bridge?

Healthrow Airport (IATA: LHR), Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW) are the closest major international airports. London City Airport (IATA: LCY) is the closest regional airport.

What is the local currency at the Tower Bridge?

Pound Sterling is the local currency. The Tower bridge is free and there are no fees to visit.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK

Latitude: 51.505741

Longitude: -0.075210

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7403 3761


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