Following the reopening of London’s defining landmark this weekend, we speak to Tower Bridge Marketing Manager Amy O’Rourke about bouncing back post-lockdown, bringing the magic of the Bridge into people’s homes, and how locals can enjoy a visit for just £1.
Tower Bridge’s Lockdown Experience
Although our doors to visitors were closed, there were key workers at the Bridge maintaining our critical functions for safety and security. Lockdown proved to be an exceptionally busy time for the team as we worked hard to bring the magic of Tower Bridge to people via the “At home” section of the website and through virtual initiatives like our “History of Tower Bridge podcasts”, “’Yoga NOT in the Walkways’, and live streamed talks. Our front of house staff have been brilliant – this experience has verified just how much the team really know about Tower Bridge and what a great resource they are to help tell our stories both onsite and online.
What can visitors look forward to?
Visitors will experience a one-way carefully managed visitor route inside Tower Bridge. Visitors can stand on the famous Glass Floors and watch London life from above the River Thames. As well as getting amazing views of the capital, visitors will see the Victorian Engine Rooms that once powered London’s defining landmark. They will see our new measures that we have put in place including protective screens, sanitiser stations, floor markers and signage. You can also look forward to meeting our staff who are excited to return to the Bridge.
Which place in London Bridge are you most looking forward to visiting again?
Prosecco House is one of my personal favourite hidden gems and just a stone’s throw away from the Bridge. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat there are some fantastic restaurants along the One Tower Bridge stretch too
Tower Bridge’s community ticket is just £1 for residents of Southwark
Tower Bridge is now open daily from 10:30-16:00 with last entry at 15:00. Please note these hours will extend from Monday 20 July.
Tickets are available to purchase at the Ticket Office from 4-19 July with online tickets available from the 20th July.
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