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Tower Bridge, London

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Only a handful of bridges around the world have achieved iconic status, and Tower Bridge is one of them. Judging by its name and appearance, you might think the bridge is an original part of the adjacent Tower of London. Its construction, however, was completed in 1894, centuries after the fortress. Head into one tower and up to the walkway 42 m (138 ft) above the River Thames to reach the other tower. You'll have a panoramic view of the city along the way. Stop by the exhibit in the east walkway to watch a video about the bridge's construction, and to see a gallery of photos of 20 significant bridges around the world. Head into the Victorian engine rooms, where you can experience a recreation of the motor-based operation of the bridge at the time of its inauguration and view a virtual bridge-lift. If your visit to the area will be near dusk, stop to see the bridge lit up. Plan my London trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • During the day, take a picture when the weather is the best. Bear hands, you can try, such as a picture, even a little photo op is really good. I think a visit here again.
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  • The iconic Tower Bridge is a sight upon itself but when you go up, the view from top is even more enthralling! Loved the glass bottom floor and the museum. Hope to catch it at the time of opening some...  more »
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  • Tower Hill is a lovely place to go and see especially is you are a photographer like myself or just want site see for the day. I would definitely put this on your list of things to go and see. Sometimes they have festivals just below next to the river which is a really cool experience and a nice place to meet people in general. There are loads of back roads where you can go to nice little shops or just for something quick to eat or drink. Parking is tricky as you are in one of the main parts of London but it's not impossible. Overall a nice place to go and see.
  • If you are in London, you have to visit this bridge !!. The tour is amazing and the structure has to be taken in and really looked at or you will miss so much. Yes it is a bridge, but much more than that an iconic landmark. The only bridge in the world to be insured as a ship !!. Yes that is a true fact. You just have to visit this place to look at something so special. You may even see the bridge open up to allow taller ships through, see their website. It is so close to the Tower of London and on the South bank, the new London town Hall. Years of history, from old to new all in a very short walking distance. Very Highly recommended.
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