Tower Bridge reopens for Londoners after 108 days of lockdown


Tower Bridge has reopened its doors to Londoners for the first time in 108 days.

Locals and Londoners will have the opportunity to discover their local landmark without the usual queues, to rediscover the rich history of the Bridge and experience the unique viewpoint 42m above the River Thames.

Located perfectly for Londoners wishing to walk or cycle along the Thames, they will now be able to step inside for a moment of calm, discovery and snap one of the best views in the Capital, and share to inspire others using #insideTowerBridge.

The one-way visitor route begins in the North Tower where visitors will discover how the Bridge was built and the story of the famous divers.

Next to explore is the West Walkway, looking out at views of London, before stepping onto the iconic Glass Floor, where Londoners can look down onto the tranquillity of the River Thames.

After walking down the South Tower with more learning about the Bridge on display, visitors can follow the blue line commemorating the workers of Tower Bridge.

Finally, visitors can soak up the atmosphere in the Victorian Engine Rooms and complete their visit in the gift shop.

Londoners residing in the local community of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and City of London can visit Tower Bridge for only £1 by purchasing a community ticket, an initiative in place for over 2 years, enabling over 4,500 locals and their families to visit to-date.

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Chris Earlie, head of Tower Bridge, said: “Our team can’t wait to welcome Londoners when our doors reopen, to offer an escape from routine, to inspire Londoners, and entertain families with our incredible stories.

“For the first time, all that Tower Bridge has to offer is exclusively for Londoners, many of whom may have walked over the Bridge daily or viewed from afar and can now step inside.”

The attraction has received Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ Standard, to reassure visitors that they can experience a great British holiday this summer safely, with clear processes in place that adhere to Government and public health guidance.

In addition to the one-way visitor route, Tower Bridge has installed a raft of new measures to ensure visitor safety, published on the Tower Bridge website and also available as a downloadable PDF to help visitors plan their visit.

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