Glass Floor

Experience the spectacular Glass Floor in the high-level Walkway when you visit Tower Bridge.

This permanent feature offers visitors an incredible birds-eye view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames, and 33.5 metres above road level. Look down to spy those famous red London buses and pedestrians whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it.

Top tip: Don't forget to use the mirrored ceiling to help you get the best selfie! Share your photos on Twitter and Instagram with us using #insideTowerBridge.

Taking a selfie on the glass floor

Glass Floor facts!

  • The Glass Floor measures 11.5m long and 1.8m wide
  • Each one comprises six of panels weighing 530 kilograms each.
  • It was installed in 2014, each taking 6 weeks to install
  • It's constructed of 7 layers. The top layer (or the sacrificial layer) is replaced regularly to ensure visitors get the best views.
  • It can hold the weight of 4 London black cabs.
  • The dark spots on the top layer provide a non-slip surface and make it easier to see through.
A welcome host

Here to help

Our staff are on hand to answer any questions you have about the Bridge, the views or the Glass Floor. They'll even give you a sticker for making it across!

Don’t fret if you’d rather not look down... The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London, including The Shard, St Pauls, The Monument and (on a clear day) Wembley.

Watch London life from above

What our visitors say

'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'

TripAdvisor
Nov 2020

‘I loved the visit to the Bridge. Hadn’t realised how unfit I was until I walked up all the steps! I wasn’t sure what to expect but loved the walk between towers and the Glass Floor. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit’.

Visitor Survey
Nov 2020

'Definitely one of the must see in London. Beautiful bridge, important part of British history. Don't miss the spectacular Glass Floor in the high-level Walkway! Suitable for visiting in any weather and for all ages. Enjoy!' 

TripAdvisor
Feb 2020