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

‘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’.

June 2021

'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.'

June 2021

' The Glass Floor is impressive. Lovely staff as well, very accessible. Really good experience.'

June 2021