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Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour at Tower Bridge

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Enjoy a rare and extended tour of Tower Bridge, from the fascinating Exhibition to the hidden depths of the most famous bridge in the world. Learn about the Bridge's captivating history and construction from one of our experienced guides, and admire the spectacular panoramic views from the high-level Walkways. Witness the original steam pumping engines, accumulators and boilers in the atmospheric Engine Rooms, and follow the Bridge's Senior Technical Officers to areas normally out of bounds to the public, including the Bridge Control Room, the immense Bascule Chambers below river level and the Machinery Room, housing the impressive hydraulics that power the lifting of the Bridge.

Tours will be rescheduled and you will be contacted in the event that a bridge lift is requested by a river vessel during the specified times of the tours.

Ages 14 and over. Also the tour of these restricted areas features steep stairs and confined spaces. If you have access requirements please discuss this with us in advance as the areas are not fully accessible

Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour is due to start. It will last about 1 hour.