Tower Bridge 125th Birthday Celebrations

The iconic bridge turns 125 on June 30th 2019 and is planning some special events to mark it.

The 30th June 1894 was the date that the Prince and Princess of Wales officially opened Tower Bridge.

The future King Edward VII would have undoubtedly approved of the planned Birthday celebrations which gives both Londoners and visitors a chance to get involved.

Ticket prices reduced

Head to Tower Bridge on 29th or 30th June and you can enjoy the festivities for just £1.25, wherever did they get that price from? You also get an exlusive souvenir bookmark, what would that be worth in another 125 years?

Walking Tours

Accredited guides are conducting walking tours throughout the month of June for just £5. The tours start and finish at Tower Bridge, last about 90 minutes and will tell you lots about the history of the area surrounding Tower Bridge.


Visitors to Tower Bridge on June 29th or 30th will get the chance to see and interact with Victorian re-enactors who will be bringing scenes from the past to life, including the very first woman to work at Tower Bridge.

Historic Pictures

If you visit the high level walkways from 27th June you will get a chance to see historical pictures and new images celebrating the icon. At street level and free for anybody to view there will be displays of the alternative designs proposed for Tower Bridge from over 50 different architects at the time.

There are other activities planned for the rest of the year and you can find full details along with ticket information by clicking here for the official website.

A visit to Tower Bridge is a great way to spend a couple of hours whilst in London, the glass floored walkways 42 metres up offer unique views up and down the Thames whilst the trip into the engine rooms is a fascnating glimpse into the past.

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