Distance to the centre
Among the great architectural landmarks of London, undoubtedly the Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable and iconic of this important city. More than a century old, it crosses the Thames at the height of the Tower of London, home of the jewels of the British crown. Its two large towers are an unmistakable symbol of the capital of England and the experience of crossing it and appreciating the unique landscape it offers is a must for locals, and tourists alike. Don't forget to bring your camera!
This bascule bridge was built in the 19th century, and was designed with a lifting system so as not to interrupt the access and exit of the ships from the Port of London. The design of this structure was made by Horace Jones, who served as the City's Architect at that time. The structure is 244 meters long and 7 meters wide, while its two showy towers are both 65 meters high. The two large halves of the bridge take only a minute to make the movement of more than 80 degrees, needed to allow river traffic, although each of the parts weighs more than 1000 tons.
The steps for passers-by and the engine room of the Victorian era make up a permanent exhibition that visitors can access by paying a fee. The visit is royally interesting and worth it.
London is undoubtedly one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. Culture, history, nightlife, finance, music, theatre and royalty, among many other things join in this huge metropolis. Thanks to the large influx of visitors who visit it every year, you can find all types of accommodation in London, such as luxury hotels, youth hostels, guest houses, bed and breakfast and much more.
If you want to live the London experience to the fullest, with independence and privacy, we recommend renting an apartment. In the vicinity of the Tower Bridge you will have access to a lot of attractions. It is a central point of the city from where you can easily move to any point you want. In Only-apartments we have a large number of apartments for rent in this area. We have single-room studios and one, two and more bedroom apartments. Find what best suits your needs in our vast catalogue. All our apartments are fully furnished and equipped so you can get the most out of your stay in the British capital.
Since it is located in a central point of the city, getting to the Tower Bridge is not complicated. London has a very complete metro network. In addition to an immense network of buses (the famous red of two floors) and tourist transports. Underground stations (the London metro, colloquially called "tube") closest to Tower Bridge are Tower Hill (Circle and District lines), London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines) and Bermondsey (Jubilee line). If you travel on Docklands Light Railway (called DLR, by its initials), the nearest station is Tower Gateway. By train on the other hand, the nearby stations are Fenchurch Street and London Bridge.
The opening hours of the bridge for tourist visits are usually from 10:00 to 17:30 and open every day, with few exceptions. The admission prices for adults are around 10 pounds sterling.