Step inside the most famous bridge in the world...
Tower Bridge Exhibition is the most exciting way to explore the most famous bridge in the world. From the modern high-level Walkways and its spectacular new glass floor to the historic Engine Rooms and towers; Tower Bridge Exhibition tells the history of the bridge explaining how and why it came into existence.
By way of our grand Victorian staircase or fully accessible lift, visitors are invited to travel back in time to the nineteenth century. From the North tower, explore the fascinating history of Tower Bridge: its significance and its function; its place in history and in the heart of the nation.
Moving through to the high-level Walkways, visitors will be able to experience our biggest and most exciting development to the Exhibition since it originally opened: the Glass Floor – a unique viewpoint of London life. Make sure to plan your visit for the chance to see the magic of the bridge lifting beneath your feet!
Rather not look down? Visitors can admire stunning panoramic views from the Walkways, spying popular London landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and The Monument to the west and St Katharine Docks leading to Canary Wharf to the east. Marvel at the 40 bridges featured in our 'Great Bridges of the World' refreshed display, each of which represents a breathtaking feat of engineering.
Discover the secrets of Tower Bridge’s hidden architecture in a short animation in the South Tower. After which, visitors can take the stairs or the lift back down to ground level to follow the new 'Walk of Fame' from the South Tower to the atmospheric Engine Rooms.
Here, soak in the atmosphere of the working Bridge amongst the spectacular the steam engines, coal burners and accumulators that were once used to power the raising of Tower Bridge’s 1200 bascules. Exciting hands-on mechanisms, new digital interactives, films, and information panels will shine a light on the ingenious hydraulic technology and ordinary workers who kept an icon in motion.
Visitors are advised to allow additional time for validating their online booking, security checks and lift access up to the Walkways. Entry into the Walkways cannot be guaranteed for a specific time at peak times or during bridge lifts.