Guided tour (KS1)

Younger pupils are invited to explore Tower Bridge's impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms led by members of the Learning team. For Key Stage 2 and 3 guided tours, please click here.

Pupils will discover why Tower Bridge was built and learn how the Victorian engines used to open the Bridge.

Tower Bridge will also be used as a resource to embed other aspects of the Key Stage 1 curriculum as appropriate such as the use of tally charts to complete a traffic survey from the Glass Floor and considering different materials and their properties in the Engine Rooms.

Tours are supported with worksheets and hands on activities to help bring the Bridge to life.

Key information

Key stage: 1

Capacity: Max 30 pupils

Timing: 10.30 - 12.00 or 12.30 - 14.00.  Can be combined with a workshop for a full day session.

Curriculum Links: History, Geography, Science

Cost:  £120 per class and £10.72 per additional adult outside the required ratio

1 adult free per 6 children

"Tour guides were accommodating and enthusiastic, so all children were highly engaged throughout"

Year 1

"A thoroughly enjoyable visit and we hope to return again next year."

Ravenscroft Primary School


Looking for ways to embed your workshop into your classroom learning? 

Our learning resources contains everything you need to turn your pupils into Tower Bridge experts! Or download our workshop specific pre and post visit activity ideas. 

Learning resources Pre and post visit activities