Unforgettable London Views

Unforgettable London Views

See inside Tower Bridge for some of the most iconic views in London.

The high level Walkways of Tower Bridge offer unique and breathtaking panoramic views of the River Thames and surrounding areas. Explore the iconic lattice Walkways spanning between the two Towers, which have marked the entrance to London for more than 125 years.

Top tip: The walkways have small camera windows to help you to capture the perfect shot.

Child looks out of the Walkways

What can you see from Tower Bridge?

City of London - Tower of London, The Walkie Talkie, St Paul's Cathedral, The Monument

The River - London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Hays Galleria, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge

South London - The Shard, London Eye, City Hall, 

Further afield - BT Tower, Wembley, Centre Point (Tottenham Court Road)

What can you see? Ask our staff to help you identify the landmarks.

Tower bridge under construction

Walkways Facts

  • The Walkways originally provided a way to cross the River Thames during Bridge Lifts.
  • However, most people preferred to wait at road level so the Walkways were closed from 1910 until 1982 when Tower Bridge opened as a visitor attraction.
  • They feature in in many blockbuster films including Spiderman: Far From Home, Paddington 2 and Sherlock Holmes.
  • In 2012, the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos were hung from to celebrate the Games coming to London.
  • Several people have flown planes underneath them, Frank McClean was first in 1912.
  • Two Glass Floors were installed in them in 2014 offering a unique view of the river traffic below.

Discover iconic London views

What our visitors say

'Fabulous exhibition and great London views! We all learnt something new.'

June 2021

'I really enjoyed my visit. There are great views of the river, and it’s fun walking on the Glass Floor! Lots of interesting information and friendly staff.'

June 2021

'The view from the bridge is just outstanding along with the building. This is a must if you will come to London!'

Jan 2021