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22 July 2011

Visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge is probably London's most iconic, but it is nowhere near as old as some might imagine, designed by City architect Sir Horace Jones in 1884 and opened after his death in 1894.

Originally, the Bridge's high walks were designed to allow pedestrians to cross the river when the huge hydraulic bascules of the bridge were raised to allow ships through, but the walkways closed in 1910 due to lack of use, and since 1982 have formed part of a museum about the bridge known as the Tower Bridge Exhibition.

The Exhibition tells the history of the bridge and explains how it works, as well as offering stunning views over Central London from the walkways. Admission is £8.

For more information, see http://www.towerbridge.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. I have actually been to the exhibition, but I have a feeling it was a lot less than £8 to get in when I went. Might have been some years ago...