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“A great British icon!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge
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Tower of London and Tower Bridge Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 1,570 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year. Within the Bridge's iconic structure and magnificent Victorian Engine rooms, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is the best way of exploring the most famous bridge in the world! Come learn about this incredible feat of Victorian engineering, discover how the Bridge is raised and enjoy stunning panoramic views across London from our high-level walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30(last admission )
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A great British icon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Despite being well into my fifties I had never done the Tower Bridge tour before. I was with a group of 20 who all did this tour together. After climbing the 206 stairs (lift u/s) we saw the film which wasn't quite as cheesy as I had feared...it presented the facts in an easily digested fashion for non-techies. For us techies there was plenty to admire in the Victorian structure revealed beneath the Portland Stone skin of the Towers. The walkways afforded spectacular views...Wembley Stadium one way, Crystal Palace TV mast the other. The sun was low in the sky and gave amazing views over HMS Belfast and towards The Shard. The restored but still steam engines were magnificent and, as we left, the bridge opened to let a cruise liner through! It was the icing on the cake of a most interesting experience.

Visited August 2014
Thank Terry J
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“One of the iconic sights of London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

An iconic sight, along with Big Ben, which everyone associates with London. Didn't get to cross it, but did go under it twice on a river cruise. Very impressive sight.

2 Thank Scott P
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cool views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This attraction takes you up and over the Tower Bridge. It shows you how and why it was built and then down into the 'engine rooms' to show you how it works. It is very specific in its appeal. If you aren't into engineering/mechanical feats this may not be for you but it is well presented and the views as you walk across the high pedestrian bridge are stunning. It is all enclosed so it's not windy or cold or wet. It might be considered an alternative to the Eye since you are afforded lovely views of the city. We enjoyed it.

Visited July 2014
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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“What a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Fairly cheap (compared to other attractions) for the visit. We made the most of the tickets (and the military discount) and viewed not only up the bridge at the lovely views and building. But also underground into the engine rooms. Very interesting and informative visit.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

It is an awesome tower, every time I go there I get taken aback. Walking on this bridge at night time when there isn't much people was one of my favourite moments. I didn't pay for anything, just walked around the bridge and on it.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Sam A
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