Relaxed Opening

Experience a quieter and calmer Tower Bridge.

Booking information

Upcoming dates: Saturday 9 March 2024

Time: 9:30 - 11:30

Price: Standard entry charge

The attraction will open to the general public again at 11:50 but you are welcome to stay for as long as you like.

Please note that on 9 March, there will be character actors at the attraction for the Tower Bridge Cat's Big Birthday Bash

Please book your tickets online in advance. 

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About Relaxed Opening

On the second Saturday of every month, we host Relaxed Opening for anyone who would like to explore the Bridge in a calm, tranquil atmosphere, including people with autism and other neurodiverse needs, as well as their siblings, families and carers.

Families are able to explore the Towers, Glass Floors and Engine Rooms and also take part in a family trail if they wish.

To ensure the Bridge is as welcoming as possible, we:

  • Limit the number of people in the Bridge
  • Turn off loud hand-dryers and replace them with disposable hand-towels
  • Turn off loud soundscapes and video
  • Run regular disability awareness sessions with our staff
  • Provide visual story to help you plan your visit, available here.
  • Have Access Toolkits around the Bridge, which contain sensory items to help to assist visitors who may be overwhelmed due to the new environment.

A full list of Access features inside the Tower Bridge can be found on the Access for All page.

For any questions about the event please contact learning@towerbridge.org.uk or 020 7940 8397.

What our visitors say

Our family liked how relaxed it was and so both boys were able to enjoy themselves without worry. It was a pleasant day out.

February 2023

Very well prepared and organised Relaxed Opening. Staff had great SEN awareness, well trained, helpful and supportive.

February 2023

The Relaxed Opening made it autism-friendly for me. Staff are extremely helpful.

May 2023