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Built between 1886 and 1894, Tower Bridge is another colossus of the London skyline. One of London's most popular sightseeing locations, Tower Bridge is the only of the London bridges that can allow the passage of ships underneath it, by opening its bascules. The spectaular towers are floodlit at night to give an awe inspiring atmosphere and some of the most beautiful views of all of London City and the surrounding areas.
The south tower contains The Tower Bridge Museum where among other things, the original Victorian steam-driven machinery which was used to raise and lower the bridge, can be found.
The Tower Bridge Experience is also found here. This is an extensive exhibition demonstrating the history of the bridge in the form of film and holograms.
The tour consists of interactive displays, models- you can even say hello to the ghost of Sir Horace Jones, the architect who died shortly after the foundation work began. Undoubtedly the highlight of the Tower Bridge Experience is the view from the upper walkway, a perfect spot to take photographs. The tour ends in the engines rooms where the original steam pumps can still be seen.
Bird's Eye View of Tower Bridge & Surrounding Area:
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