Podcasts

Interested in discovering more about Tower Bridge's history?

Throughout these difficult times, our guides and historians will create a series of short podcasts exploring the stories of the people, engineering and architecture behind London's defining Landmark.

Listen below and don't forget to share them on Facebook and Twitter.

Voices of Tower Bridge

Charlotte Olive Dora Burch

In this episode exploring the oral history of Tower Bridge, David Laird speaks to Liz Hunter, the granddaughter of Charlotte Olive Dora Burch, who worked at Tower Bridge from 1895.

Friend Samuel Penny

In this episode exploring the oral history of Tower Bridge, David Laird speaks to Carol Douglas, the great-granddaughter of Friend Samuel Penny, who worked on the construction of Tower Bridge's foundations from 1886.

History of Tower Bridge

Episode 1

5 April 2020

David Laird, Education and Marketing Officer at Tower Bridge, talks you through the origins and initial designs of Tower Bridge.

Episode 2

12 April 2020

Discover the man behind the design of Tower Bridge and the various stages of the iconic Bridge's construction.

Episode 3

19 April 2020

In our third instalment, discover how Tower Bridge is lifted, and some of the people who have worked here in the last 125 years.

Episode 4

26 April 2020

In our final of four podcasts exploring the history of Tower Bridge, David Laird, Education and Marketing Officer at Tower Bridge, explores some of the amazing stories associated with Tower Bridge.