Tower Bridge is London's defining Landmark.

Discover the history of the Bridge, the people who work here and get creative with engineering and bridge-themed arts and crafts activities. There's something for everyon including blog posts, quizzes, podcasts and activities.

The information on these pages is great for curious individuals and families planning a visit to see inside Tower Bridge, as well as those just looking to find out more about our history at the heart of London.

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Alex Evan's Contour drawing of Tower Bridge

Get Creative with Alex Evans

Join former Artist in Residence, Alex Evans, to unleash your creativity. 

Over the course of four weeks, you will learn simple, fun techniques to create your own artworks inspired by Tower Bridge.

Close up of boys who worked on Tower Bridge

The People of Tower Bridge

We need your help! Can you help us to identify the men in this picture who worked on Tower Bridge's construction?

Tower Bridge podcasts


Interested in discovering more about Tower Bridge's history?

Our guides, historians and educators have been busy creating a series of short podcasts exploring the stories of the people, engineering and architecture behind London's defining landmark.

Things to read

Deep dive into the history of London's defining landmark with our latest blogs

Have you heard of the Bridge House Estates?

Imagine an organisation that has been around for over 700 years, is responsible for two of the world’s most famous structures and yet is almost unheard of, even in its own city.

The architectural style of Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is often compared to a fairy-tale castle spanning the Thames next to the ancient Tower of London. But have you ever wondered about the architectural movement that inspired the now iconic design?

Eat like a Victorian

What was it like to live in 1880s and 1890s London? What did they do in their leisure time? What sports did they watch? But, most importantly, what food did they eat?

Family-friendly activities

A range of activities for you to do at home, perfect for creative minds of all ages to enjoy together.

Front cover of the Tower Bridge Cat

Meet Bella, the Tower Bridge Cat

Bella is a fictional cat who goes on adventures in and around Tower Bridge. Discover the story of 'The Tower Bridge Cat' and get creative with our family-friendly cat-themed activities.

Image of plants inside victorian food tins

Making the Bridge Sing

Experience our latest exhibition 'Making the Bridge Sing' from the comfort of your home.

This exhibition, which was originally on display inside the Victorian Engine Rooms, explores the imagined sights and sounds experienced by Hannah Griggs, a cook at Tower Bridge between 1911 and 1915, and features artwork by award-winning artist Di Mainstone.

Sir Horace Jones

The man behind Tower Bridge

Discover the story of Sir Horace Jones, the lead architect behind Tower Bridge's design.

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Image of Tower Bridge under construction

Test your knowledge

Think you know your stuff? Take the Tower Bridge quiz and let us know how you did on Facebook and Twitter.

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