Glass Floors

Experience the spectacular Glass Floors in the high-level Walkways when you visit Tower Bridge.

This permanent feature offers visitors an incredible birds-eye view of London life, from. Look down to spy those famous red London buses and pedestrians whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it.

Top tip: Don't forget to use the mirrored ceiling to help you get the best selfie! Share your photos on Instagram with us using #InsideTowerBridge.

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Glass Floor facts

  • The Glass Floors measure 11.5 metres long and 1.8 metres wide.
  • They are situated 42 metres above the River Thames and 33.5 metres above the road level. 
  • Each one comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each.
  • Each of these panels is 70mm thick.
Workers installing the Glass Floors ©️Barksy Media

Installing the Glass Floors

  • The Glass Floors were installed in 2014.
  • The Glass Floors in the West Walkway opened to the public on 10 November, while the one in the East Walkway was unveiled on 1 December.
  • The installation of each Glass Floor took six weeks and a team of 20 workers.
  • They are comprised of six layers. The top layer (also called 'the sacrificial layer') is replaced regularly to ensure visitors get the best views.
  • They can hold the weight of four London black cabs or six elephants.
  • The dark spots on the top layer provide a non-slip surface and make it easier to see through.

Image: Workers installing one of Tower Bridge's Glass Floors in 2014 ©Barksy Media

Replacing the Glass Floor

Every 18 months or so, the sacrificial layer of the Glass Floors is replaced, 42 metres above the River Thames. Let's take a look behind-the-scenes of one of the tasks of this working London icon. 

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Our staff are on hand to answer any questions you have about the Bridge, the views or the Glass Floors. 

Don’t fret if you’d rather not look down. The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London, including The Shard, St Pauls, The Monument and (on a clear day) Wembley.

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What our visitors say

Good for all age groups and for a family to share experience, worth the entrance fee. Conquered my fears by walking on the Glass Floors.

Iconic structure and well worth visiting. It’s quite surreal being able to walk across the top Walkways and the Glass Floors. Views are fantastic.

This has to be one of London’s most iconic landmarks, to experience not only walking inside it but to cross the Glass Floors and Walkways is something to never be forgotten. The views are brilliant.