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Tower of London + Madame Tussauds

Tower of London + Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds London

Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them….

Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history.

Walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with Kate Winslet, before challenging your favourite sportstars like David Beckham or Lewis Hamilton.  Start your royal experience with an audience with the Queen, before standing alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

For the brave, get face-to-face with scary serial killers in our live fear experience SCREAM. After a sneaky behind-the-scenes look at how our World-renowned sculptors create the figures, relax in our taxis and relive the rich history of London.

Then step up to your favourite Marvel Super Heroes before getting ready to experience the spectacular and exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie, where our Marvel Super Heroes battle it out to save London from impending doom.

So, who do you want to meet?
 

Tower of London

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Tower of London was constructed in the 11th century – almost a 1,000 years ago and has been witness to countless significant events in the development of Britain’s now democratic monarchy.

During your tour of the Tower of London you will meet the magnificent Yeoman Warders or ‘Beefeaters’, clad as they were in Tudor times, hear the legend of the ravens and spine chilling tales from the Tower’s long history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered, Beauchamp Tower where visitors can read carved inscriptions of past prisoners and Traitors Gate where those unlucky enough not to survive imprisonment had their heads impaled – and much more.

We sell at less than the gate price, which gives you access to all the Towers and Attractions, as well as the unique Gift Shops, the historic New Armouries Restaurant, Tower Cafe and Kiosk. Your Tower ticket also includes entry to the Crown Jewels.

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Shrek’s Adventure + London Eye & FREE Tower Bridge

Shrek’s Adventure + London Eye & FREE Tower Bridge

Shrek’s Adventure London

Ticket Details

– Customers must print their confirmation vouchers/Tickets and take it with them.
– You will then need to take the voucher to the entrance to gain entry to the Attraction. Purchasers will then be given an allocated time within 45 minutes of their arrival to return to the attraction, or a later time of yout choice, subject to availability.
– All Merlin Attractions reserve the right to alter, close or remove details/exhibits without prior notice
– A tour of Shrek’s Adventure can hold a maximum of 40 people, if your group contains more than 40 people they will be split across 2 tours.

Height restrictions;
a) The magic bus – minimum height to ride is 0.9m
– Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over.
– Merlin reserves the right to change and alter the height restrictions and age limits at any time and for any reason.
– The attraction is wheelchair accessible. The bus ride will only be accessible to guests who are mobile enough to get on the bus. There is a maximum of 2 wheelchair users allowed in the attraction at any one time. Guests with a disability pay the standard price and their carer is free of charge.

London Eye

At 450ft high, the London Eye is the world’s highest observation wheel. 32 Capsules, each carrying 25 guests, take you on a 30 minute journey through the most spectacular views of, over and around London spanning 25 miles in all directions.
Combine your experience with the London Eye River Cruise Experience, a 40-minute sightseeing circular cruise on the River Thames, passing the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

London Eye 4D Experience

The London Eye 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the London Eye and her father takes her for an experience; finally she has an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to an experience on he London Eye itself.

Please remember that the boarding procedure for the London Eye takes 30 minutes so you will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your reserved time. Please take this into consideration when choosing your time.

We have timed allocations for every day of the year. You book online direct from our allocations and your booking is therefore immediately confirmed subject only to the authorisation of your credit card charge. If no suitable time is available, you will be given the option of a request booking which will be fulfilled as soon as we are able to get additional space – for which we check with London Eye Administration on a daily basis. The confirmed time of your request booking will be printed on your voucher together with details of how to get to the London Eye. You will need to exchange your voucher and join the boarding procedure at least 30 minutes before your confirmed time.T

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Unveils New GLASS FLOOR Across High-Level Walkways

We are thrilled to unveil our brand new and spectacular glass floor across the Bridge’s high-level Walkways – the most significant development to the Exhibition since it first opened in 1982. 

Launched in the West Walkway today, the glass floor offers visitors a never-seen-before view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames. Look down to spy road and pedestrian lifewhizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and plan your visit in advance for the truly magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet. 

The glass floor measures 11 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each. It is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis! The installation took a 20-strong team to construct it over a six week period. 

The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London while each of the 20 bridges featured in our popular and refreshed ‘New Great Bridges of the World’ display showcase a breath-taking feat of engineering. After learning about the history of the Bridge through animations and displays in the Towers, continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms for the beautifully maintained steam engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts.

Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge

Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.

Walkways & Exhibition:
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.

On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.

Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.

Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of  Tower BridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.

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Madame Tussauds + London Aquarium & FREE Tower Bridge

Madame Tussauds + London Aquarium & FREE Tower Bridge

Madame Tussauds London

Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them….

Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history.

Featuring the all new wax models of celebrity power couple, David and Victoria Beckham, for their 15th wedding anniversary on 4th July. They will be joining other A-list stars in our party area.

Walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with Kate Winslet, before challenging your favourite sport stars like Tom Daley or Lewis Hamilton. Start your royal experience with an audience with the Queen, before standing alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

For the brave, get face-to-face with scary serial killers in our live fear experience SCREAM. After a sneaky behind-the-scenes look at how our World-renowned sculptors create the figures, relax in our taxis and relive the rich history of London.

Then step up to your favourite Marvel Super Heroes before getting ready to experience the spectacular and exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie, where our Marvel Super Heroes battle it out to save London from impending doom.

So, who do you want to meet?

The SEA LIFE London Aqaurium

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 SEA LIFE attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor.

The mysterious experience, spread over three floors, starts by taking a submarine style lift to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a Tropical Ocean. There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the stingrays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever popular clown fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean – take a walk on the wild side and watch 10 species of shark swim beneath your feet from a suspended glass platform.

As well as allowing millions of people to discover the marvels of the marine world, the SEA LIFE network has an important role to play in helping safeguard our seas and their inhabitants for the future. The SEA LIFE London Aquarium provides the UK with a leading centre of excellence on marine management, conservation, preservation and education in the heart of the capital.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Unveils New GLASS FLOOR Across High-Level Walkways

Launched in the West Walkway today, the glass floor offers visitors a never-seen-before view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames. Look down to spy road and pedestrian life whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and plan your visit in advance for the truly magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet. 

The glass floor measures 11 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each. It is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis! The installation took a 20-strong team to construct it over a six week period. 

The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London while each of the 20 bridges featured in our popular and refreshed ‘New Great Bridges of the World’ display showcase a breath-taking feat of engineering. After learning about the history of the Bridge through animations and displays in the Towers, continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms for the beautifully maintained steam engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts.

Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge

Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.

Walkways & Exhibition:
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.

On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.

Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.

Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of  Tower BridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.

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The View From the Shard + Original London Sightseeing Tour

The View From the Shard + Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Sightseeing Tour

A spectacular day out for all the family!

THE TOURS

The Original Tour (Yellow Route)
Hop-on and off our tours at your leisure exploring London’s sights in safety and comfort. Get the most out of your visit with a fun & informative English guided commentary provided by our professional tour hosts. The route takes in London’s most famous sights; including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, The London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

Commentary – English Live Guided
Bus Times – The Original Tour (Yellow Route) departs every 20 minutes from Whitcomb Street between 08:30 to 18:00.
Tour Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
Last full Yellow tour: 16:30 Mon-Thurs, Fri-Sun 17:00
Departure Points – We recommend you join this tour from our Visitor Centre or Piccadilly Circus.

The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route)
Our City Sightseeing route takes in all of London’s landmark attractions and offers entertaining, multi-lingual commentaries. Children can also enjoy our superb Kids’ Channel on the Red Route. The route takes in the capital’s most famous sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Madame Tussauds, The London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

Commentary – Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, Portuguese & Kids’ Channel.
Bus Times: First red tour departs at 0830 from Grosvenor Gardens with departures every 10-15 minutes there­after. Mon–Thurs last tour 16:50 and Fri-Sun last tour from 17:20
Tour Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
Departure Points – We recommend you join this tour from Victoria, Visitor Centre or Piccadilly Circus.

The Museum Tour (Blue Route)
In addition to our two popular main tour routes, customers of The Original Tour can enjoy the delights of London’s top museum districts relayed to them through the superb digital commentary. Enjoy the many attractions, shops and museums along the Blue route which runs from the British Museum down to Kensington and Knightsbridge for Kensington Palace, Harrods, the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums, whilst listening to an informative and entertaining commentary.

Commentary – Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, Portuguese & Kids’ Channel.
Bus Times – First Blue Tour from Woburn Place 08:30, from Kensington Palace Gardens 08:15 daily, every 15-20 minutes thereafter daily.
Last Full Blue Tour 17:15 from Kensington Palace Gardens to Woburn Place daily.
Last Full Blue Tour 17:30 from Woburn Place to Kensington Palace Gardens daily.
Tour Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
Departure Points – We recommend you join this tour from Piccadilly Circus.

EXPLORE LONDON WALKING TOURS

Get up close to London’s incredible history. Included FREE with every bus tour ticket!
Three fabulous walks put you at the heart of the world’s most exciting city:

Changing the Guard Walk: See Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards at Buckingham Palace.*

Departs daily 10:00am from The Original London Visitor Centre

Rock ‘n’ Roll Walk: Take a 90 minute walk through the heart of London’s rocking heritage: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols – it’s only rock ‘n’ Roll, but I like it!

Departs daily 13:00 from The Original London Visitor Centre

Jack the Ripper Walk: Walk in the footsteps of the world’s most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the dark street of Whitechapel in 1888.

Departs daily 15:30 from The Original Tour stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill

* On non-guard change days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) the walking tour will take you to see the Changing of the Horse Guard (at horse guards parade) and will then visit Buckingham Palace. The guard change does not take place if it is raining.
** All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Please note that the Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops.
*** Walking tours are included FREE with an Original Tour ticket but can be purchased separately at 7 GBP each.

MAIN DEPARTURE POINTS:

The Original London Visitor Centre
The newly opened London Visitor Centre is your one-stop-shop to the Capital and beyond. Visit us at our Trafalgar Square address for expert help from our excellent travel advisers. You can also purchase tickets for a range of exciting activities.

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday 08:30 to 18:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 09:00 to 17:30

Address: 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus

Start Point 1 – PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Directions:
Yellow Route From Whitcomb Street: The stop is by the McDonald’s between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
Red Route From Haymarket: The stop is outside the Theatre Royal.
Green & Blue Routes From Rupert Street: The stop is outside ‘Yo Sushi’ restaurant on Rupert Street No.19.

Timetable – Frequency approx. 10 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 18:00
Red Route: First Bus 09:15, Last Full Tour 16:20
Green Route: First Bus 09:52, Last Full Tour 14:10
Blue Route: First Bus 08:45, Last Full Tour 17:15

Start Point 2 – TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Directions:
Yellow & Red Routes From Trafalgar Square (North Side): The stop is located opposite The Original London Visitor Centre at Stop ‘Z’, by the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.
Green Route From Northumberland Avenue: The stop is opposite ‘Garfunkel’s’ restaurant at Stop ‘W’.

Timetable – Frequency approx. 15 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 08:35, Last Full Tour 15:50
Red Route: First Bus 09:20, Last Full Tour 15:04
Green Route: First Bus 09:18, Last Full Tour 14:35

Start Point 3 – RUSSELL SQUARE & WOBURN PLACE
Directions:
Blue Routes From Woburn Place: The stop is located just off Russell Square on Woburn Place outside the Royal National Hotel.

Timetable – Frequency approx. 15 mins
Blue Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 16:30

Start Point 4 – VICTORIA & GROSVENOR GARDENS
Directions:
Yellow Route From Buckingham Palace Road: The stop is located outside the Thistle Victoria Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road.
Red Route From Grosvenor Gardens: The stop is located beside Grosvenor Gardens outside STA Travel.

Timetable – Frequency approx. 10 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 09:05, Last Full Tour 16:15
Red Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 17:20

Start Point 5 – MARBLE ARCH
Directions:
Yellow & Red Routes From Speakers’ Corner: The stop is located at Speakers’ Corner at Marble Arch on Park Lane. Take subway exit number ‘3’, turn right at street level and go over pedestrian crossing. Our bus stop is the last on the right hand side

View From the Shard

The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 – a cloudscape above the world.

Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays. For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.

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Tower Bridge Exhibition + London Eye

Tower Bridge Exhibition + London Eye

London Eye

At 450ft high, the London Eye is the world’s highest observation wheel. 32 Capsules, each carrying 25 guests, take you on a 30 minute journey through the most spectacular views of, over and around London spanning 25 miles in all directions.
Combine your experience with the London Eye River Cruise Experience, a 40-minute sightseeing circular cruise on the River Thames, passing the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

London Eye 4D Experience

The London Eye 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the London Eye and her father takes her for an experience; finally she has an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to an experience on he London Eye itself.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Unveils New GLASS FLOOR Across High-Level Walkways

Launched in the West Walkway today, the glass floor offers visitors a never-seen-before view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames. Look down to spy road and pedestrian life whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and plan your visit in advance for the truly magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet. 

The glass floor measures 11 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each. It is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis! The installation took a 20-strong team to construct it over a six week period. 

The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London while each of the 20 bridges featured in our popular and refreshed ‘New Great Bridges of the World’ display showcase a breath-taking feat of engineering. After learning about the history of the Bridge through animations and displays in the Towers, continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms for the beautifully maintained steam engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts.

Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge

Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.

Walkways & Exhibition:
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.

On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.

Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.

Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of  Tower BridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.

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Tower of London + Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower of London + Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower of London

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Tower of London was constructed in the 11th century – almost a 1,000 years ago and has been witness to countless significant events in the development of Britain’s now democratic monarchy.

During your tour of the Tower of London you will meet the magnificent Yeoman Warders or ‘Beefeaters’, clad as they were in Tudor times, hear the legend of the ravens and spine chilling tales from the Tower’s long history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered, Beauchamp Tower where visitors can read carved inscriptions of past prisoners and Traitors Gate where those unlucky enough not to survive imprisonment had their heads impaled – and much more.

We sell at less than the gate price, which gives you access to all the Towers and Attractions, as well as the unique Gift Shops, the historic New Armouries Restaurant, Tower Cafe and Kiosk. Your Tower ticket also includes entry to the Crown Jewels.

All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last admission.
The Tower closes one hour after the last admission.
We recommend that you allow 2-3 hours for your visit to the Tower.
The Tower is closed 24-26 December and 1 January (inclusive).

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Unveils New GLASS FLOOR Across High-Level Walkways
 

We are thrilled to unveil our brand new and spectacular glass floor across the Bridge’s high-level Walkways – the most significant development to the Exhibition since it first opened in 1982. 

Launched in the West Walkway today, the glass floor offers visitors a never-seen-before view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames. Look down to spy road and pedestrian lifewhizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and plan your visit in advance for the truly magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet. 

The glass floor measures 11 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each. It is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis! The installation took a 20-strong team to construct it over a six week period. 

The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London while each of the 20 bridges featured in our popular and refreshed ‘New Great Bridges of the World’ display showcase a breath-taking feat of engineering. After learning about the history of the Bridge through animations and displays in the Towers, continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms for the beautifully maintained steam engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts.
 

Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge

Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.

Walkways & Exhibition:
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.

On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.

Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.

Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of  Tower BridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.

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