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Tickets for Tower Bridge behind-the-scenes tours are on sale now

Posted at 3:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Good news London, tickets to this year’s engineering tours at Tower Bridge are on sale NOW! Here’s what to expect from the tour and how to book tickets.

As of Saturday November 15 the experts and engineers at Tower Bridge will be leading behind-the-scenes tours of our beautiful, beloved bridge. Take the tour and you’ll get to see parts of the bridge usually off limits to the public and learn about how it works.

Each tour is about two hours long and divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll find out about the construction and history of the bridge, and you’ll have the chance to climb the suspended walkway, 42 metres above the river. It promises pretty spectacular views, so remember to take your phone/camera. Later you can snoop around the engine rooms and check out the steam pumping engines that powered the bridge until 1976.

The second part of the tour is the cool behind-the-scenes bit where you’ll be escorted to view the control room, machinery room and the bascule chambers below the river.

All very exciting (in a geek-chic kind of way). Tours run through November, December, January and March but tickets are limited so we’d advise booking well in advance (as in, now) so you don’t miss out.

By Laura Sagar

Priced £50, it begins Saturday November 15 running every weekend thereafter throughout December, January and March (not February), tours last for about 2 hours and begin at 3pm. Booking is essential, so either call 020 7407 9191 or email enquiries@towerbridge.org.uk. 

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