Glass Floor

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 six weeks to install
  • It's constructed of five layers. The top layer (or the sacrificial layer) is replaced regularly to ensure visitors get the best views.
  • It can hold the weight of four 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

'It was fascinating to see how the Bridge worked. I particularly enjoyed the Glass Floor. It was fun to learn about and walk along it.'

August 2021

Staff were very friendly and helpful. The Glass Floor was really good, glad we did it!

September 2021

Excellent part of our history to learn about. The Glass Floor is an unbelievable experience to walk across.

September 2021