Discover the history of Tower Bridge

London, Greater London

Tower Bridge was designed by Sir Horace Jones and offers stunning panoramic views across London, and great exhibitions.

At Tower Bridge and the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can learn how and why this iconic bridge was built, and visit the Engine Rooms which house the Victorian steam engines that used to power the bridge lifts.

Pumping engines, boilers and accumulators still gleam magnificently in their original settings, and working models allow you to explore the engineering principles applied in the bridge.

Visitors can also experience a virtual bridge lift, providing a unique view of the bridge raising. Tower Bridge is lifted over 1,000 times a year to let tall ships, cruise liners and other large craft pass through. You can watch the event happen if you time your visit right.

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