London - London tourist attractions

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London Tower Bridge

London Tower Bridge

The must-see London attraction is the iconic Tower Bridge. Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge is one of the world’s most famous bascule (a French term for “see-saw”) bridges: It opens in the middle to allow tall boats on the Thames to pass through. Catch a glimpse of the bridge opening (lift times are posted on the Tower Bridge website), and walk across its high-level glass floor walkways 42 metres above the Thames!

Trains to Tower Bridge

The nearest station to Tower Bridge is London Bridge. Exit the station onto Tooley Street and cross the road to head down More London Riverside. Keep on this lane until you pass City Hall and you'll be able to see Tower Bridge from there.

Tower Bridge is open

Tickets for Entry to Tower Bridge can be purchased online up to 50 minutes before your visit time - tickets are also available to purchase from the ticket office. Before you purchase your ticket(s) please view our ticket terms and conditions and note that tickets are non-refundable.
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Public Transport

1. Train

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.

2. Underground/Tube

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.

3. Riverboat

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.

3. Bus

The following bus routes will take you to Tower Bridge: 15, 42, 78,100, 343.


The nearest car parks to Tower Bridge are: Tower Hill Coach and Car Park, situated at 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT, next to the Tower of London,

The Circle Car Park on Queen Elizabeth Street (SE1 WJE).

Another option is Minories, a car park located on Mansell Street, a few minutes walk north of Tower Bridge.

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park is accessible, with allocated bays for Blue Badge holders. Coaches can drop-off and collect from it, free of charge for 15 minutes.

There are various NCP car parks located close to Tower Bridge - London Snowfields is on Kipling Street, near London Bridge.

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

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What's the best hotel to stay close to London Bridge?

Adjacent to London Bridge, Shangri-La The Shard, London is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 5-star hotel offers 2 bars and a restaurant. Other good choices close by include Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge and The Tower Hotel.