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Tower Bridge: Tickets and Tours

The Tower Bridge has been an iconic piece of the London skyline for nearly 150 years. The striking structure of medieval design crosses the River Thames with bright blue cables, drawing visitors from across the world.

With your Tower Bridge tickets, take a tour and discover the rich history behind this landmark, constructed just downstream from the ancient Tower of London.

Gaze across the water for unmatched panoramic city views from the two spires and admire the river itself through the Glass Floor.

Here's all you need to know about Tower Bridge, one of the most famous destinations for attractions in London.

How much do Tower Bridge tickets cost?

All tickets to the Tower Bridge include access to both towers, all walkways, the glass floor and engine rooms.

  • Adults (16 and above): £11.40
  • Children (5-15): £5.70
  • Infant (0-4): Free
  • Students with ID (16 and above): £8.60
  • Senior with ID (60 and above): £8.60

Who is eligible for discounts?

The Tower Bridge offers family combination tickets for at least one adult and one child at a 15% discount. Residents of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London are allowed entry for just £1.

Persons with disabilities also get discounted prices, specifically £8.60 for adults and £4 for children aged 5 to 15.

What are the best Tower Bridge tours?

In-house Tower Bridge tours

London’s most famous bridge offers in-house 90-minute guided tours on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The entrance to the Tower Bridge is included in the tour price. A 2-hour behind-the-scenes tour that explores areas normally out of reach to the public is also available for purchase.

Every last Saturday of the month, the bridge offers a British Sign Language interpreted tour.

Tower Bridge walking tour

On this walking tour of Tower Bridge, a professional guide will lead you through the impressive landmark with skip-the-line entry.

You’ll have extra time to admire the outstanding views before the crowds arrive, and see the Victorian engine rooms that power the incredible drawbridge.

This guided jaunt will allow you to be immersed in the 150-year history of Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge night photography tour

Photography lovers will delight in this tour led by a fine art professional who will help you capture the beauty of Tower Bridge at nighttime.

Your guide will help you catch the best vantage points of the colossal attraction while learning all about its fascinating history.

Entrance tickets to the Tower Bridge are not included in this excursion.

Family-friendly private tour to Tower Bridge

Opt for a private tour to the Tower Bridge customized for families if you plan on bringing your little ones along for the trip.

This excursion is led by a highly qualified guide who will explain the riveting past and purpose of the bridge for all ages to enjoy.

On this excursion, you will explore the most important highlights, but will keep moving to maintain interest among young guests.

Tower Bridge donut tour

This unique tour combines the love of sweets with the sheer fascination of the bridge. Hop from bakery to bakery, while you learn compelling stories about England’s past.

You’ll try at least four different types of donuts before arriving at Tower Bridge. From there, you’ll explore all the nooks and crannies of London’s most famous overpass.

Tower Bridge and River Thames cruise

For this unique excursion, you will board a River Thames charter for a different perspective of central London.

You will cruise by some of the city’s most important landmarks, before floating right underneath the legendary Tower Bridge.

A professional guide will provide ample information, as you sail underneath the stunning structure. Entry tickets to Tower Bridge are not included in this tour.

Are there any combined tickets or tours including Tower Bridge and other attractions?

Tower Bridge plus the Tower of London

On this guided excursion, you’ll have the luxury of being the first visitor of the day to the Tower of London.

You’ll be able to witness the impressive opening ceremony hosted by the Yeoman Warders, otherwise known as the Beefeaters.

From there, a professional guide will lead you through the impressive landmark for a 3-hour excursion.

You’ll have extra time to admire the priceless crown jewels before the crowds arrive. This guided jaunt will allow you to be immersed in the 700-year-old history of the castle before heading to Tower Bridge to close out the tour.

Tower Bridge plus HMS Belfast tour

After exploring the magnificent Tower Bridge, head to examine what life would be like as a naval soldier on the HMS Belfast.

You’ll have the chance to explore all nine decks on the massive ship, including sailor operation rooms and the Captain’s Bridge.

On this tour, you’ll be able to interact with some of the ship’s veteran crew, as well as learn the captivating history of the warship.

Private tour of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Choose a private tour for a more exclusive look at Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. On this trip, a professional guide will lead you to see the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and the Chapel of St. John inside the castle.

From there, you’ll have as much time as you wish to marvel at the breathtaking architecture of the medieval building. After watching the traditional ceremony of the Yeoman Warders, you’ll cross the great bridge for awe-inspiring views of London at large.

Is it possible to visit Tower Bridge for free?

Necessary companions of persons with disabilities are able to visit Tower Bridge for free.

Should you book Tower Bridge tickets in advance?

Tower Bridge tickets can be booked up until 50 minutes before arrival time, so purchase in advance to add ease to your visit. You will be prompted to select a specific entry time slot when reserving your ticket.

What will you see inside Tower Bridge?

The construction of the Tower Bridge began in late 1894, and ever since its completion, it has been used for transportation across the River Thames.

While visiting the historical landmark, you will be transported back to when some of the most paramount events took place in England.

Your ticket will include entry into the two towers of the bridge where you can climb to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. You’ll enter the North Tower before crossing the famous Glass Floor, over 40 meters about the river.

From there, you’ll descend the stairs inside of the South Tower, before emerging at road level. You’ll then have the opportunity to pay tribute to the workers of Tower Bridge by walking along the blue line.

Your trip will end with a fascinating visit to the Victorian Engine rooms for a closer look at how the drawbridge has allowed over 800 ships to pass through a year.

If you make a stop at the Tower of London next door, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse at the priceless Crown Jewels and the Beefeater guards.

How to get to Tower Bridge?

Tower Bridge lies just adjacent to the Tower of London across the River Thames. The landmark sits east of the City of London with views of London Bridge and HMS Belfast to the west.

When is the best time to visit Tower Bridge?

The best time to visit Tower Bridge is in the spring, summer and fall when the weather is most pleasant, as much of the attraction is outdoors. Opt for spring and fall to avoid major summer crowds.

Tower Bridge opens daily from 9:30 AM to 6 PM, with the last entry at 5 PM. Arrive early in the morning to avoid long lines and see the traditional parade of the Tower of London guard at 11 AM.

The bridge is closed to visitors on from Dec. 24 to 26, and doors open at 10 AM on New Year’s Day.

The Tower Bridge offers a relaxed opening option for attendees every third Saturday of the month between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

During this time slot, only limited visitors are allowed inside and a quiet and tranquil environment is encouraged.

Which other attractions can be visited in London?

Travel tips

  • Entrance to the Tower of London is not included in the price of tickets to Tower Bridge. Make sure to purchase separately.
  • Only small bags are allowed on Tower Bridge, and all visitors will be searched before entry.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to climb the tower stairs and walk all the way across the width of the River Thames. Lifts are provided for persons with disabilities.
  • All queues are outdoors, so make sure to check the weather ahead of your visit.

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