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Holidays in Tower Bridge
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A marvel of engineering, this iconic landmark has for centuries been at the forefront of London’s epic skyline.

Situated just outside tower hill, the colossal gothic towers straddling the River Thames are a welcoming sight for locals and visitors alike. Soaring majestically up into the London city skyline, Tower Bridge enables around 40,000 vehicles to cross the River Thames every day.

Originally built to combat heavy traffic coming into the city, the Tower Bridge was one of London’s greatest engineering achievements throughout the 19th Century. Completed in 1894, the towers were obliged according to city law, to conform to the design of the neighbouring Tower of London. Today, both are global landmarks, adored by locals and visitors from around the world.

If you’re feeling energetic, visitors can climb the stairs to the two covered walkways that join the towers and take in the amazing panoramic views from this exhibition space. A lift is also available.

During the heyday of sail and steam power, the bridge was raised more than 50 times a day to accommodate the heavy commercial traffic during the early 19th century. Originally raised via a steam-powered hydraulic system, the bridge is now operated electronically and raised an estimated 1000 times a year.

History and architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the Tower bridge exhibition. Offering a spectacular insight into the construction and history of the bridge, the exhibition also recounts many of the dare devil stunts performed under and over the bridge in the last century. Visitors can experience a real taste of the Victorian age of steam, down in the reconstructed Engine Rooms.

The closest Underground station to Tower Bridge is Tower Hill. Make sure you have your camera with you before hopping on the tube as this remarkable landmark is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk. Hundreds of photographers, camera buffs and sightseers often get up early to take early-morning snaps from nearby vantage points.

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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,878 reviews)

"Great location, Great bar and nice staff. View is great"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2020

The Tower Hotel
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is AU$153 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Borough Market and Museum of London are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"Location was perfect for an evening walk plus the view (6th Floor) was spectacular"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

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Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is AU$144 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (856 reviews)

"Everything was amazing. The studio apartment was cosy and homely. Very good quality appliances, cutlery and crockery. Bathroom was very big too. Only issue was there was hair everywhere, on the towels in the bathroom, on the tea towel, sofa’s blankets. And this was visible long strands of hair which ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2020

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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The Tower Hotel
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is AU$153 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is AU$144 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
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Hilton London Tower Bridge
Hilton London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London, England
The price is AU$209 per night from 2 Apr. to 3 Apr.
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Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
5 out of 5
31 St Thomas Street, London, England
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
4 out of 5
7 Pepys Street, London, England
The price is AU$138 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
citizenM Tower of London
citizenM Tower of London
4 out of 5
40 Trinity Square, London, England
The price is AU$137 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
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Quaint Holiday Home in London Near Tower Bridge
Quaint Holiday Home in London Near Tower Bridge
3 out of 5
59-61 Carlton Grove,3, PRIVATE_VACATION_HOME 3, London, England
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The LaLit London
The LaLit London
5 out of 5
181 Tooley Street, London, England
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