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Elevated 140ft above the River Thames, Tower Bridge in London offers one of the best vantage points in the city with stunning views of the Tower of London and The Shard. Stand on the glass walkways and gaze in wonder at the bustling city beneath you and beyond. There’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area too – it’s a vibrant and buzzing area, full to the brim of British history and culture.
Tower Bridge itself is a major attraction, and you can see fantastic views of the London Docklands and Canary Wharf from the east walkway. Over on the west walkway, visitors can compare the mixed architectural styles of City Hall, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and more.
Tower Bridge Exhibition is the most exciting way to explore the most famous bridge in the world. From the modern high-level walkways and spectacular new glass floor to the engine rooms and towers, the exhibition tells the history of the bridge through animations and digital displays.
Ascend above the Thames to level four of the north tower, where you can listen to the story of the bridge’s creation from Queen Victoria, Sir John Wolfe Barry, the civil engineer who designed Tower Bridge, and the architect, Sir Horace Jones.
At the high-level walkways you can discover the exhibition’s biggest and most exciting development: glass floor panels, which give a unique viewpoint of London life, right beneath your feet.
The Tower of London has been one of the most popular attractions in London for hundreds of years. Built from 1078 by William the Conqueror, since then it’s been a royal residence, a fortress, a mint, and most famously a place of execution. The crown jewels have been on display at the tower since the 17th century, and the collections of the Royal Armouries Museum can also be seen. With special events and guided tours, the Tower of London is a great family attraction.
There’s a plethora of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways in the Tower Bridge area and most tastes are catered for. Find a pint and a meal at one of the many old pubs and inns, or visit one of the many wine bars and bistros for a romantic meal for two overlooking the river.
If you’re looking for something different, Shunt Vault is London's most unpredictable nightspot, located in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment is curated by a different artist, and indeed one night you could be drinking in a perfect recreation of a 1930s pub while a play crackles through the radio, and the next night burlesque dancers will be twisting round you to a sci-fi soundtrack. Shunt likes to bring the anarchic spirit of Shakespearian theatre back to life.