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by Vanilla Sugar
December 13, 2008
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
August 2, 2005
The tower bridge experience, though, was a real let-down. It starts with a 5-minute video, and then you get to walk on the footpath high up on the bridge. Unfortunately, it is completely covered with a wide wooden lattice, and there are no open views at all. You have to squint through little windows. At the end is the machine room, which is nothing but a bunch of old, retired machinery on display.
From journal It's the tower bridge, all you tourists!
New York, New York
July 31, 2001
Entrance to the Bridge tour was a bit hefty at 8 pounds, and I'm not sure the tour is worth it, unless you are interested in history or bridge engineering. The hokiness of the talking mannequins who narrated the history of the bridge (one of the rooms contains a reenactment of the town meeting where the building of the bridge was discussed) made me laugh! The tour includes a walk across the top level of the bridge, which offers nice views of the Thames, and ends across the river in the engine room and gift shop (of course!)
From journal Long London Weekend
June 29, 2006
Inside of the tower bridge is an exhibit called the Tower Bridge Experience. After paying an entrance fee (£5.5 for adults), you go up one of the towers and can see pictures, films, and artifacts on the history of the bridge. This also includes the original Victorian engine rooms.
In the top level, there are two separate walkways that visitors can go through. Each walkway faces a different side of the River Thames and the London skyline. Pictures can easily be taken from small window holes located at regular intervals. There are also telescopes that can be used to get close ups of various sites as well.
To get some good pictures of the Tower Bridge, it is best to go a few hundred yards over to either side of the bridge. Some of the best pictures will come up near sunset when the lights on the bridge come on. Aside from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, the Tower Bridge is probably one of the most photographed bridges in the world.
It is best to combine a visit to this bridge with the Tower of London, since they are within a couple of minutes from each other by foot.
From journal London--The Heart of the Empire
July 13, 2005
From journal Tea Time in London
March 1, 2006
Underground - London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations.
Bus 15, 25, 40, 42, 47, 78,100, D1, P11, RV1.
From journal LGW (Gatwick), LHR (Heathrow)
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
November 29, 2000
From journal London, use and abuse.
February 3, 2001
From journal London--above & underground
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 31, 2012
From journal London icons
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
April 3, 2007
From journal A Weekend in London