125 Years for £1.25: Tower Bridge Celebrates Landmark Birthday

Location: Tower Bridge

June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Special admission entry offer of £1.25 to Tower Bridge on 29 and 30 June available for all visitors when purchased on the day.

Raise a toast to Tower Bridge this June as London’s best-loved landmark invites YOU to join its 125th birthday celebrations.

A special admission entry offer of £1.25 to Tower Bridge is available throughout the anniversary weekend for all visitors when purchased on the day, all including an exclusive souvenir ticket.

Officially opened on 30 June 1894, visitors are invited to explore 125 years of the Bridge through a series of special offers and events throughout the anniversary weekend:

Tower Bridge – what if?

Saturday 29 June – Monday 30 September, daily
• Situated on the external piers of Tower Bridge
• Admission FREE
Part of the City of London’s architectural arts programme, Fantastic Feats: The Building of London, Tower Bridge is working with Bermondsey-based All Things Studio to create an outdoor Victorian diorama offering passers-by a glimpse into some of the alternative river crossing designs presented to the City of London’s special committee in 1876. From the fanciful to the downright farcical – the diorama offers an intriguing view into what London’s skyline could have looked like.

Meet the Victorians

• Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June, daily
• FREE with admission entry
To celebrate the official anniversary weekend, meet the workers, engineers and passers-by that once inhabited Tower Bridge. Taking inspiration from the ever-growing archive of personal histories from the lifetime of the Bridge, costumed actors will perform across the Bridge, bringing the story of the opening weekend to life.

Family Activities

• Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June, daily
• FREE with general admission, Family Activities Passes accepted
Over the birthday weekend families are invited to recreate the huge flotilla that passed under Tower Bridge on its opening day in 1894, alongside a number of family activities taking place in the Tower Bridge Learning Space.

Happy Birthday Sir Horace

• 20 May – September (inclusive), daily
• FREE with general admission
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Tower Bridge architect Sir Horace Jones, at his Big Birthday Bash in the historic Engine Rooms. Families are invited to party with the man behind Tower Bridge, featuring games, a birthday activity table, treasure hunt and Victorian photo opportunity.

Tower Bridge: A History in Pictures

• From 27 June
• FREE with general admission
A brand new photographic exhibition on display in Tower Bridge’s high-level Walkways, showcasing rare archival images and new photography taken from the official 125th anniversary book.

Walking Tours – Exploring London’s Heart

• Tours take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout June. Tours start at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00
• BSL interpreted tours: 13:00 on Saturday 1 June, Saturday 8 June and Saturday 29 June
• Tours last 90 minutes. Tickets £5, book via the website here: https://towerbridge.recreatex.be/Exhibitions/Overview
For centuries the Pool of London was the heart of London’s trade. Join a Tower Bridge accredited guide to explore its architecture, history, art and legends as we
celebrate 125 years of Tower Bridge as the gateway to the heart of London.

For more information on the 125 anniversary weekend visit: towerbridge.org.uk/125