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Tower BridgeWith its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular glass walkways, elevated 140ft above the Thames. The East Walkway boasts fantastic views of the Docklands and the elegant Canary Wharf, while from the West Walkway you can compare the mixed architectural styles of City Hall, the Tower Of London, St Paul's Cathedral, the City, Big Ben and the London Eye. Now galleried and with glass underfoot, these walkways were originally built to transport pedestrians across the Thames when the bridge was being lifted to let tall ships sail past. Today you can walk on the spectacular glass floor 42 metres above the river and if you time it right you can see the bascules being raised beneath your feet. Entering via the North Tower, visitors are whisked smoothly and seamlessly by lift to the top (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridges spectacular steel skeleton from within. A series of short films document the fascinating history of the Bridge, while interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the incredible views. Each tour ends with a dramatic descent into the historical Victorian Engine Rooms. Installed for the completion of the bridge in 1894, these huge and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bridge lifts. Experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge, while viewing an intriguing collection of photographs charting the life story of this world famous construction, before being taken smoothly back down to solid ground.

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Great Gorilla RunGreat Gorilla RunGreat Gorilla RunThere's some serious monkey business going on in London this September; back for its 13th year the Great Gorilla Run will be bounding through the streets of the capital. Aiming to raise money to save the world's remaining gorillas, hundreds of people will be pulling on their gorilla costumes and running, jogging or walking the 8km City and Bankside2015-09-19T00:00:00+01002015-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tower Bridge,   Tower Bridge Road      SE1 2UP
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports- Marathons, Runs & Triathlons
DATES  Saturday 19th September 2015
There's some serious monkey business going on in London this September; back for its 13th year the Great Gorilla Run will be bounding through the streets of the capital. Aiming to raise money to save the world's remaining gorillas, hundreds of people will be pulling on their gorilla costumes and running, jogging or walking the 8km City and Bankside... More about this event
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Tower Bridge Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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London Bridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Hilton London Tower Bridge
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  34% off
    5 More London Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    The Tower Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  38% off
    Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
     
     
     
    Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £292  37% off
    31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Bridge
    The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
     
     
     
     
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    HMS Belfast
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
     
     
     
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    Golden Hinde
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
     
     
     
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    Millennium Bridge
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    River Thames, City, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Tower Bridge
    This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower Bridge Exhibition
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tower Bridge
    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
     
     
     
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    Design Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
     
     
     
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    City Hall
    London > Attractions > Sights
    110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
    Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | Same location as Tower Bridge
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    The View From The Shard Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
    The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
     
     
     
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    Tower Of London Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
    Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 7 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    The Architecture Foundation
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
     
     
     
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    Unicorn Theatre
    London > Entertainment >
    147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Tower Bridge
    This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
     
     
     
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    Shunt Vaults
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Bridge
    The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
     
     
     
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    Maltby Street Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
     
     
     
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    The Kernel Brewery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
     
     
     
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    KaseSwiss
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
     
     
     
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    Story
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    201 Tooley Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Tower Bridge
    Following on from his hugely successful pop-up, Foreword, which opened in November 2011, Story on Tooley Street is the next chapter in Tom Sellers' culinary life. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Draft House - Tower Bridge
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Named Number 1 Pub in London 2010 by Time Out, The Draft House showcases local British cuisine and an acclaimed menu. An eclectic selection of beer, ... More
     
     
     
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    Blueprint Café
    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    Workers' Educational Association
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 28 minutes from Tower Bridge
    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
     
     
     
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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from Tower Bridge
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 31 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    Potters Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
     
     
     
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    Snowsfields Wellness
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from Tower Bridge
    It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
    London > Leisure >
    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    The Anchor Tap
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Tower Bridge
    Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Garrison Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
     
     
     
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    40 Maltby Street
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
     
     
     
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    Hide Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Bridge
    Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
     
     
     
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    Gong
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Bridge
    On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
     
     
     
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    London City Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    Tower of London
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 7 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    Old Billingsgate
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from Tower Bridge
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    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 23rd May 2015 

    Tower Bridge Exhibition

    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

     
    Designs of the Year 2015
    Designs of the Year 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

    Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature ...More

     
    Planeta Ka: Unicorn Production (Ages 1-3)
    Kids Events | Until 4th June 2015 

    Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Discover a new mysterious land of mountains, craters and caves for under 3s at the Unicorn this spring. From the ...More

    Henry the Fifth
    Kids Events | Until 31st May 2015 

    Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Following critical acclaim when it premiered in 2013, Henry the Fifth is back at the Unicorn for two weeks only. ...More

    Shakespearean Drama Workshop
    Theatre | On 23rd May 2015 

    Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Experiment with the Shakespearean language....More

    In Design For Fashion And Textile Marketing: Course
    Exhibitions | Until 24th May 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Use Adobe InDesign to create essential marketing materials....More

    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    Beach chic is the subject of this Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition which looks at the changing tastes in swimsuits, ...More

     
    The View From The Shard Tickets
    The View From The Shard Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 23rd May 2015 

    The Shard 5 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

    London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is ...More

     
    Crossing The Line
    Kids Events | Until 31st May 2015 

    HMS Belfast 5 minutes walk from Tower Bridge

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