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Fantastic Feats at Tower Bridge

victorian plan for alternative tower bridge

Tower Bridge officially opened on 30 June 1894. To mark 125 years of passage across and under the Bridge, there are a host of events programmed throughout the summer, and particularly during the the anniversary weekend on 29-30 June 2019.

  • Happy Birthday Sir Horace: Sir Horace’s birthday bash features children’s party games, a treasure hunt and even a Victorian photo opportunity. Daily until September. Free with general admission.
  • Tower Bridge: What If? An outdoor Victorian peepshow offering passers-by a fascinating glimpse at some of the alternative river crossing designs presented by over 50 architects and engineers to the City's special committee in 1876.
  • Music Through Bridges: Di Mainstone, inventor of the Human Harp, has created a docufilm of her work to discover the hidden songs of Tower Bridge. The film will be screened for the first time on 30 June. Free.
  • Family Activities: Join in the 125 themed family activities taking place on 29-30 June. Free with general admission. Family activity passes accepted.
  • Meet the Victorians: Meet the workers, engineers and passers-by from another era as they tell their stories about living, working and commuting over Tower Bridge. Free with general admission.

General admission to Tower Bridge is £1.25 on 29 and 30 June. Visit the Tower Bridge website for further details.

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23 April 2019
Last Modified:
11 June 2019