Temporary suspension of guided tours

Please note: Behind-the-Scenes Tours are currently unavailable due to social distancing requirements inside Tower Bridge's out-of-bounds areas. Please check back soon for further information or register for our newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox. Self-guided tickets are available to buy online or from the ticket office

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at London’s defining landmark?

This renowned tour will take you on a rare and extended look around Tower Bridge: from its iconic Towers, high-level Walkways and Victorian Engine Rooms down to its hidden depths, normally out of bounds to the public.

Discover the fascinating history of the Bridge’s design and construction from one of our expert accredited Welcome Hosts. Take in unparalleled views through our spectacular Glass Floor and high-level Walkways, and get up close to the original steam engines, accumulators and boilers in the Victorian Engine Rooms.

Then join one of our expert Senior Technical Team in the Bridge’s operational areas including the Control Cabin, Machinery Room and the immense Bascule Chambers, which house the enormous 422-ton counterweights that power the mighty Bridge Lifts.

This is a thrilling discovery not to be missed.

Recommendation: This tour always sells out so be sure to book in advance. 

    Essential Information

    Event type: Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Date: Saturdays and Sundays throughout November, December, January and February.
    Time: 10:30 to 12:30
    Price: £50 per person
    Duration: 2 hours
    Capacity: 12

    How to Book:
    Tickets will be available online to purchase.  Sign up to our e-newsletter to be notified when tickets go on sale.

    Important information 

    Due to the operational nature of some of the spaces this tour is not fully accessible. Attendees must be over 14 years old; those aged 14 to 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please ensure you read the Behind-the-Scenes Tour waiver before booking. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking.

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    What our visitors say

    We recently moved here and want to be able to combine some local culture with our day to day London lives. This was a great way to learn more about the city through its iconic landmark.

    Feb 2020

    Scheduled our long-awaited trip to London (from Seattle, WA, USA) in December regardless of the weather specifically for this tour - and we were right to do so!

    Dec 2020

    The tour is a great value for money. The guide and engineer were friendly and helpful.

    Dec 2019