How to get to Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge Ticket Office and entrance is located on the west side of the North Tower.

We suggest arriving in plenty of time to take photographs of the surroundings.

To find the best route to Tower Bridge, visit the Transport for London Journey Planner or read below.

Journey planner

tb map

Walk or Cycle

Fancy a bit of sight-seeing? Walking or cycling along the Thames is a great way to get to Tower Bridge.

There are many different routes to walk to Tower Bridge, including along the Thames Path, which starts at the sources of the River Thames, passing through Central London, and finishing at the Thames Barrier to the east.

Thames Path

Cycling to Tower Bridge has been made easier by the installation of new and improved cycling routes across Greater London. 

Santander Cycle Hire docking stations near Tower Bridge can be found on Tooley Street, Tanner Street, Curlew Street, St Katharine’s Way and Tower Gardens. See the Santander Cycle map for more details:

Santander Cycle map

Folding Brompton Bikes are also available to hire from over 70 lockers in train stations, near public buildings and places of work.

Brompton Bikes

The City is served by two dockless cycle hire operators: Lime and Forest. Their bikes can be located, hired and unlocked using a smartphone app and may be ridden and parked in the City. 

Lime bikes

Forest bikes

Bike racks can be found on Duchess Walk, outside 210 Tower Bridge Road, on Butler's Wharf, on St Katharine’s Way and Lower Thames Street. A map of cycle racks can be found on the Stolen Ride website below.

Bike racks

Boat passing under Tower Bridge


Tower Bridge is close to both London Bridge and Fenchurch Street National Rail stations, or Tower Gateway DLR Station. If you are up for a nice walk along the Thames, you can also walk to Tower Bridge from Blackfriars, Cannon Street or City Thameslink stations.

Tube (London Underground)

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

London Bridge station is served by the Northern, and Jubilee lines. Tower Bridge is just a short walk away. It has step-free access from train to street.


Riverboats stop at Tower Pier to the north of the Bridge, and at London Bridge City Pier on the southern side of the Thames. Both 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. 


Limited on-street parking is available in the areas around the Bridge. Please see individual bays for timings and charges.

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

The nearest car parks to Tower Bridge are:

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park

  • 50 Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DT
  • An accessible car park with allocated bays for Blue Badge holders
  • Coaches can drop-off and collect from it, free of charge for 15 minutes

Coach and Car Park

The Circle Car Park

  • Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 WJE

The Circle Car Park


  • Mansell Street, E1 8AA


NCP car parks

  • Various locations

NCP car parks

Electric vehicle charging points

There are a number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points near Tower Bridge. The closest ones are listed below:

  • 36 Horselydown Lane - Source London
  • 46-50 Gainsford Street - Source London
  • 16A Gainsford Street - BP Pulse
  • 45 Curfew Street - BP Pulse
  • 12 Cloysters Green - Ubitricity
  • 26 Kennet Street - Ubitricity
  • Wapping High Street - Source London

You can find more EV charging stations near Tower Bridge on Google maps:

Charging stations

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