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Tower Bridge is considered as the most popular landmark to visit for its aesthetic appearance, which was established within the year of 1886 to 1894, in London. This is simultaneously known as a suspension as well as a bascule bridge. London's most famous river the Thames flows through the underneath of this bridge.
It comes with two individual towers which are joint with two separate walkways. The Bascule pivots along with operating machinery installed at its base. With the help of these machines, it can easily lift two suspended parts by resisting the horizontal forces. Thereby, the bridge may permit all river traffics to cross beneath through it.
Why Tower Bridge is so popular?
There have several reasons behind Tower Bridge's popularity. This is the only crossover bridge of Thames that can be raised. Separated sections of the bridge are raised high for permitting massive vessels to pass underneath it. Huge engines are there to help each section to raise. Each section weighs 1000 tons approximately.
These engines are enough capable to raise it within a few minutes. This bridge is considered another colossus of the London skyline. Currently, among all sightseeing locations in London, this is the most popular one.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Things to Do:-
Most people like to visit Tour Bridge for its elegant beauty along with excellent sightseeing views. This place offers you a few breath-taking views from its top. To feel and explore the eternal beauty of Thames, there is a riverside walkway from London Bridge station. It will hardly take 10 minutes to reach Tower Bridge with this route.
After entering the North Tower, and crossing 206 steps, you can walk across the bridge by using the east and west walkways to see great river sightseeing views with the Shard, Tower of London, and Gherkin as well.
After reaching the top, you can see some amazing view of this suspension bascule bridge from the above by crossing the glass walkway. Moreover, you will get the opportunity to take some fantastic snaps of these stunning views. Beside it, you can head up to the Shard that is one of the tallest buildings of the United Kingdom. Besides the Tower Bridge, it can be another exciting place to visit as a sightseeing destination. The skyscraper looks very pretty from the ground-up.
For its stunning views, it’s a worthwhile place to take some beautiful pictures. Apart from that, you can also enjoy some great meals and drink as well from nearby restaurants and bars. HMS Belfast is another excellent attraction in London that you should not miss during the Tower Bridge trip.