Getting Here

Allow plenty of time to arrive to Tower Bridge as you will want to take photographs of the surroundings.

The main entrance to visit Tower Bridge is located at the North West Tower, Tower Bridge Road.

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Tower Bridge can be accessed by several modes of transport. For help planning your day out and finding the quickest route, please visit the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Walk or Cycle

Transport for London encourages people to walk and cycle whenever possible.

Walking or cycling around the Thames to Tower Bridge sounds rather like a perfect day out. Transport for London is working with London’s boroughs to improve walking and cycling routes.

A new map has been created with opened and proposed cycle routes, as well as cycle docking stations. You can also find your way around London with their Walking steps and times between stations page.

Currently, docking stations for cycle hire are available at Tooley Street and Tanner Street, in Bermondsey; and Curlew Street, in the Shad Thames. On the North Bank of the river, the nearest docking station is located at St Katharine’s Way, and Wapping High Street. Tower Bridge is a short walk from each of these points.

In case you are using your own cycle, you can find parking stations at Potters Field; 210 Tower Bridge Road; and at the Riverside Walk, Shad Thames. North side of the river, a cycle rack is available at the Wharf, St Katharine’s & Wapping.

You can find regularly updates at Streetspace for London.


The nearest car parks to Tower Bridge are Tower Hill Coach and Car Park, situated at 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT, next to the Tower of London, and The Circle Car Park on Queen Elizabeth Street (SE1 WJE). Another option is Minorities, a car park located on Mansell Street, a few minutes walk north of Tower Bridge.

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park is accessible, with allocated bays for Blue Badge holders. Coaches can drop-off and collect from it, free of charge for 15 minutes.

There are various NCP car parks located close to Tower Bridge - London Snowfields is on Kipling Street, near London Bridge. For more information click here.

On-street parking: City of London, north side of the Bridge. Maximum stay is 2 hours (£1 coins only). Electric vehicles are free.

Note: Tower Bridge is a Red Route and there can be no stopping at any time.

Public Transport


You can reach Tower Bridge from either London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR Stations. If you are up for a nice walk along the Thames, you can walk to Tower Bridge from Blackfriars, Cannon Street or City Thameslink.

Face covering (unless under 11 or exempt) is mandatory when using public transport.


Tower Hill station is a seven-minute walk from Tower Bridge, and it can be can be accessed from the District, and Circle lines. It has step-free access to street level.

London Bridge station is served by the Northern, and Jubilee lines and brings you to the South Bank of the River Thames. Tower Bridge is just a short walk away.


Riverboats stop at St Katherine Pier and Tower Pier on the North Bank, and at London Bridge City Pier on the South Sank. All are a short walk from Tower Bridge. We advise checking the riverboat providers’ website for their latest schedules.


The following bus routes will take you to Tower Bridge: 15, 42, 78,100, 343.


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