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Tower Bridge, London

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Only a handful of bridges around the world have achieved iconic status, and Tower Bridge is one of them. Judging by its name and appearance, you might think the bridge is an original part of the adjacent Tower of London. Its construction, however, was completed in 1894, centuries after the fortress. Head into one tower and up to the walkway 42 m (138 ft) above the River Thames to reach the other tower. You'll have a panoramic view of the city along the way. Stop by the exhibit in the east walkway to watch a video about the bridge's construction, and to see a gallery of photos of 20 significant bridges around the world. Head into the Victorian engine rooms, where you can experience a recreation of the motor-based operation of the bridge at the time of its inauguration and view a virtual bridge-lift. If your visit to the area will be near dusk, stop to see the bridge lit up. Plan my London trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • A nice walk across the Thames to Tower of London. The blue colour makes the bridge stand out well. Walking on the top of the bridge is available at a price. 
    A nice walk across the Thames to Tower of London. The blue colour makes the bridge stand out well. Walking on the top of the bridge is available at a price.  more »
  • Very lovely to see, always dreamt about visiting and finally had a chance. Did you know you can get up there ? :) 
    Very lovely to see, always dreamt about visiting and finally had a chance. Did you know you can get up there ? :)  more »
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  • This was really unexpected. We thought rather than just walk over we'd try the visit, as the high walks sounded intriguing. Very impressed. There is a nice balance of history and views, and the staff are fantastic. The glass floor is a novelty that provides unique views of the road and river below. The engine room highlights just what a magnificent piece of engineering this is. Well worth a visit.
  • I question if there is a better place to visit in London. My family absolutely love this place. We had relatives come to visit from Germany and the absolutely loved the experience here at Tower Bridge. The bridge actually lifts and opens up to allow large vessels navigate along the River Thames. This does not happen often but it’s worth finding out just to witness spectacle of British Architecture and history. Highly recommended for all visitors.

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