Bridge Lift Times: Wednesday 17 October at 18:00 | Wednesday 17 October at 18:45 | Wednesday 17 October at 22:00

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Historical Door

Accessibility

We look forward to welcoming you to Tower Bridge . If you can't find the information you require, please contact us

Phone: 020 7940 8396
Email: enquiries@towerbridge.org.uk


Getting Here

The accessibility features for public transport can be found on the Transport for London website.

  • Step free access from Tower Hill station, walking distance 500m (0.32 miles) to the Ticket Office situated on the west side of the Bridge.
  • Step free access from London Bridge station, walking distance 1km (0.62 miles) to the Engine Rooms entrance.
  • Step free access from Tooley Street bus stops 47, 343 and 381, walking distance 450m (0.28 miles) to the Engine Room entrance.

Map of Tower Bridge and surrounding areas


Parking

Tower Bridge Road is a designated red route and this indicates no stopping or parking at any time.

Five Blue Badge Parking bays are available in the City of London Corporation  Minories car park (entrance is on Mansell Street). Step free access from the Minories car park to Tower Bridge ticket office entrance is a walking distance of 500 meters (0.32 miles).


The Visit

Welcome Hosts in blue uniforms are available for information and guidance at each key stage of the visit.

Concessions are available for disabled visitors and those aged 60+. A companion ticket can also be provided free of charge. Visit the  Opening Hours and Admission prices page for more information.

Free plans of Tower Bridge's layout are available at the Ticket Office and Engine Rooms entrances; these show the location of lifts and the accessible toilets.

Tower Bridge has two parts to the visit - the Bridge itself and the Victorian Engine Rooms. The visit can commence at either entrance and is fully accessible. View  detailed information about Tower Bridge or visit the pan-disability accessibility checker Disabled Go for specific details.

Assistance dogs and pets are welcome.


Lifts and access to the walkways

There are two lifts up to the walkways, one in the North West corner of the Bridge, the other in the South East corner. Tower Bridge is fully accessible.

Signage for lift and stairs at Tower Bridge


Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities

Toilets are located in both Towers and in the Engine Rooms. There are accessible toilets in the South Tower and in the Engine Rooms. Baby changing facilities are located in the South Tower and the Engine Rooms.

Signage for lift and stairs at Tower Bridge


Bag Search in Operation

Please note that all bags will be searched when entering Tower Bridge.

Signage for Bag search at Tower Bridge


Light and Lighting

Due to the historical nature of the attraction there are changes in lighting conditions throughout the experience. The ticket office, walkways and journey to the Engine Rooms from the South Tower (outside) are lit by natural light. Other areas have atmospheric electric lighting and can be darker in places.

Eating / drinking inside the Bridge and the Engine Rooms: no nuts please, otherwise no restrictions.


Borrow a wheelchair

Wheelchairs are available at both Ticket Office and Engine Rooms entrances to borrow for your visit.

Tower Bridge cannot provide assistance around the exhibition for wheelchair users.


Seating

Benches are located in the Towers, walkways and in the Engine Rooms.

Stools are available to be borrowed in both the Bridge and the Engine Rooms.


British Sign Language Guide

British Sign Language (BSL) guided tours of Tower Bridge and the Engine Rooms are organised the last Saturday of the month at 11:00. They are delivered by a Tower Bridge accredited guide and a BSL accredited interpreter. 


Induction loops

Fixed Induction Loops are available at the Ticket Office, North Tower, at the Engine Rooms entrance and in the gift shop.

Signage for Induction Loops


Visual story

visual story is available to download and print.  


Autism Friendly Early Opening mornings

These run regularly through the summer months, visit Autism Friendly Early Opening for more information.

Map showing visitor route of Tower Bridge