Location: H.M. Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, EC3N
Category: Bridges, Tunnels
Phone: 020/7403-3761
Price: £5.50, joint ticket available for Monument
Hours: Daily 9:30-5:30; last admission 5
Website: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk

Tower Bridge, given its name because of it being close to the Tower of London. It was originally opened on 1894 and is a suspension bridge and bascule bridge combined to allow boats to pass freely underneath on the River Thames. Not only is it a famous landmark to walk or drive over (over 40,000 pedestrians and vehicles pass over it everyday) but you can also visit the Tower Bridge experience, and walk over the high-level walkways between the two tower. It was originally closed in 1910 because it became a famous haunt for pickpockets and prostitutes alike, but has now been reopened for the general public.

Tower Bridge and Bridge of London are very close together, so you may has well visit one and then the other. They are easily accessible by train, tube and bus. You can also drive to these, but London is a busy town and there is the congestion charge to think about.

If you wish to visit the Tower Bridge exhibition, again, you may wish to take in to account the opening times vary on the time of year and it costs 6GBP for an adult and 3.00 GBP for a child. Kids under the age of five can visit the attraction for free.

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