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Tower Bridge, England

From series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Year: 1894. Lenght: 244 meters.

The beautiful Tower Bridge is not only the most famous bridge in Great Britain, but also one of the most famous bridges in the world. The bridge across the Thames is located in the center of London and is one of the most important landmarks of the British capital. Your bridge is incredibly beautiful from the architectural standpoint. The bridge is decorated with two high towers, between which two pedestrian streets are located at the height of 34 meters. From them, the unbelievably beautiful panorama of the Thames and the historic sights on its shores opens up.

Tower Bridge, England The Tower Bridge itself is also a valuable historical monument, opened in 1894. The general length of the bridge, which is constructed of steel and granite, forms 244 meters. At the end of the 19th century the architectHoras Johnes designed a draft bridge. The first bridge was opened by the hydraulic system. Its design was designed to save energy as much as possible. Now the Tower Bridge is equipped with the electrical opening system.

Notable for the fact that the bridge was originally intended not only for the drivers, but also for the pedestrians. For the pedestrians were designed two galleries in the upper part, therefore one could go over the bridge even at the opening. In 1982 the small museum dedicated to the history of the bridge was opened in one of the galleries. In the same year there was the comfortable viewing platform for the tourists. Although the bridge is a hundred years old, it still has not lost its original meaning. Each day, about 40,000 people travel across the Tower Bridge. Next - Golden Gate Bridge


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Tower Bridge - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 0.35 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Budget Car Hire London Tower Bridge' is located in 0.15 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Texaco' in 0.9 km
Supermarket: 'Tesco Express' in 0.18 km
Parking: 'Universal Parking' in 0.35 km
Apotheek: 'Boots' in 0.62 km
Police station: 'Metropolitan Police Marine Support' in 1.17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'The Perkin Reveller' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Tower Hill' in 0.5 km

Nearest airports:
 »  London City Airport LCY - in 8 km
 »  London Biggin Hill Airport BQH - in 20 km
 »  Heathrow Airport LHR - in 24 km
 »  Hayes Heliport Airport EG7 - in 25 km
 »  Gatwick Airport LGW - in 39 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Tower Bridge

Tower Hill Serviced Apartments

Located in 0 km from Tower Bridge
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Rooms: 6
A range of restaurants, bars and coffee houses can be reached in minutes on foot. London's main attractions are easily accessible on the Underground. … More: photo, rates and booking
YHA London St Paul's

Located in 1 km from Tower Bridge
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Rooms: 49
The majority of rooms at this YHA hostel contain bunk beds, and all rooms share bathroom facilities. A library, TV lounge and games room are … More: photo, rates and booking
"FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo"

Located in 2 km from Tower Bridge
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Rooms: 4
FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo offers a selection of mixed dorm rooms in 9 or 12 bed configurations. All rooms include a free security locker. … More: photo, rates and booking
The Rosebery

Located in 3 km from Tower Bridge
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Rooms: 58
A king-size bed is featured in each bedroom, while the kitchen includes an oven/microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. An iPod dock is also … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Paperhouses
0 km - Paperhouses
A few years ago in the UK, a concept of ultralight dwelling houses called Paperhouses was introduced for the first time. The London studio of design and architecture Carl Turner Architects slightly corrected this project and presented a model of floating houses. It is …
St Mary Axe
1 km - St Mary Axe
On one of the vibrant streets in London has placed a great St Mary Axe skyscraper. It attracts a lot of views because of its marvellous glass façade. This 41-storey skyscraper was built in 2003. Nine-tenths rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. The main part of the …
Pret a Manger London
3 km - Pret a Manger London
Pret a Manger is a popular fast-food chain in the UK, whose business card has become a triangular sandwich. These cafes will impress even those people who are extremely negative about fast food. Among the regular customers of Pret a Manger are many adherents of a …
St Pancras International
4 km - St Pancras International
St Pancras International is quite interesting historical railway station in London. It was opened in 1868 in a neo-gothic building made from red bricks. In the late 20th century the railway station was rebuilt at a cost of £800 million. After the reconstruction the …
ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower
5 km - ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower
One of the main and most original landmarks of the British capital is a lookout tower ArcelorMittal Orbit. The height of the tower, which looks more like a wonderful sculpture, is 115 meters. It is located on the territory of the Olympic Park. Construction of the tower …
Sherlock Holmes Museum
6 km - Sherlock Holmes Museum
Not only the houses of real, but also of fictitious persons, can be very attractive for the tourists. A good example of this is the memorial room of Sherlock Holmes. The unique museum is located in London, at 221b, Baker Street. Right here, according to the works of …

Top destination around Tower Bridge - London

The capital of the UK is visited by millions of tourists a year. There is nothing strange in that as London is home to an incredible number of attractions, wonderful old houses, fantastic museums, large and beautiful parks and, of course, the unique British charm. London is a very old city. In 43 AD Romans established a settlement on the River Thames. Over the centuries the settlement has grown and has turned into a real metropolis with a population of 7.5 million people (if counting together with London suburbs, then the number is 12 million). Only visits to numerous traditional English pubs, which are so famous in London, will prevent you from estimating the size and glory of the city.

Tower Bridge.
Without a doubt, Tower Bridge across the Thames is the most famous drawbridge in the world. Contrary to a popular opinion, the bridge has got its name not because of the two towers that adorn the bridge, but because of the nearby Tower of London. Tower Bridge was built in 1894. Even though the main traffic artery of the city crosses the bridge, traffic on the Thames is still preferred. When particularly large ships pass behind the bridge, both wings of the central span of the bridge are raised. In this case, the height of the draw of the bridge strictly corresponds to the parameters of a particular vessel. The bridge is fully raised only on special occasions, such as a sign of respect to a person, as this was done in honor of Winston Churchill. Tower Bridge is, of course, one of the main attractions of London. The upper part of the bridge is a pedestrian area. From here you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of London roofs. One should not forget to visit the museum that tells the history of construction of Tower Bridge. Tourists can even enter the old engine room.
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