Have you ever wondered what goes on inside London’s iconic Tower Bridge? How the bascules are raised? Why the high-level walkways are now out of use? Or perhaps what inspired the Bridge’s world-famous design? Well, this fascinating guided tour will answer all of your questions, and then some.
From November 4, you’ll have the chance to get a rare look inside the Bridge, from the Victorian Engine Rooms to its iconic towers; as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Bridge’s operational areas, such as the Control Cabin, the Machinery Room, and the Chamber of Secrets Bascule Chambers, which are home to the enormous 420-ton counterweights that form the unseen part of the iconic Bridge lifts.
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the new tours. Watch the video below to see how we got on:
The tour will be led by an expert guide, supported by the Bridge’s technical team, and you can expect to learn all there is to know about the landmarks’ beguiling history. As well as exploring its deep depths, you’ll also get to experience the high-level walkways that once allowed pedestrians to cross the Bridge even when it was raised, and walk over the knee-jiggling glass floor that offers unmatched views of the Bridge below.
Tickets aren’t cheap at £75 a pop, but this is certainly a unique opportunity. Tours start from November 4 and you can book your spot on the Tower Bridge website.
Also published on Medium.