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One of the most famous and recognisable bridges in the world, Tower Bridge is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering and ingenuity. Spanning the river between Bermondsey and the East End docks, the bridge’s unique construction allows both road and river traffic to pass due to its brilliant lifting design. Built over 120 years ago, it’s still fulfilling its purpose today. Tip: make sure you check for planned bridge lift times so you can see the mechanical marvel at work.
Tower Bridge has a permanent exhibition, which is open all year round and dedicated to the incredible Victorian engineering that made it work. One of the highlights are the Engine Rooms, a hidden gem behind the scenes which house the original Victorian steam engines used to power the bridge lift when it was first built. A recent addition to the experience is a glass floor on the high-level walkways at the top of the bridge, giving you a unique view down on to the busy road and river below.