Tower Bridge (London) Reviews
Description:The Tower Bridge Experience, Tower Bridge, SE1 2UP. Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 3761. Fax: +44 (0)20 7357 7935. E-mail: ... more
Newest Review: ... attractive. I am not sure if it is because it's such a well known building, or because it fits the location so well, but it somehow transcends the Victorian pretentiousness. I am not surprised, however, that early critics called it ''an absurd structure'' and commented on its ''tawdriness''. The bridge was built in 1894, in response to the need for an additional crossing in the East End ... more
Customer Tower Bridge (London) Reviews (7)
by - written on 03/04/12 (Very useful, 78 readings)
Eiffel Tower is the icon for Paris, the Statue of Liberty for New York, the Colosseum - for Rome. London doesn't have one dominant landmark like that, but many of those looking for one would probably pick the Tower Bridge, whose characteristic silhouette is recognised the world over. It's not actually, objectively, a beautiful a structure: an eminently Victorian structure, unselfconsciously over-the-top, with mock-Gothic, virtually Baronial castle-like towers and elaborate ornamentation. And yet, it's strangely attractive. I am not sure if it is because it's such a well known building, or because it fits the location so well, but it somehow transcends the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/10 (Very useful, 13 readings)
When you go to central London to a major landmark you expect to pay a lot for very little - how wrong I was! As a family of two adults and one child wherever we go the 'Family Ticket' never works for us. Not so here. They offer all sorts of combinations of family ticket which effectively allow for one child free so we only paid for the two adults in our group. This was offered to us without us having to ask and was available to use with the Tesco clubcard vouchers which made it even more affordable. We had our photo taken before riding up in the lift with a very informative guide. My husband was a bit reluctant to have the photo taken as they ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/05/09 (Very useful, 118 readings)
Last weekend my brood (me, hubby, three teenagers) together with my Mother and her Godson, who is 23 and very very autistic, went to London for the Marathon weekend. We were staying near to Tower Bridge so found ourselves wandering over this famous London landmark once or twice! Gerard, who is, as mentioned above, autistic, wanted to go inside the bridge, so we decided to do the "Tower Bridge Experience". Gerard and my Mother were able to get in for free - there is no charge for disabled visitors and their carers, and I bought a family ticket for the five of us, that cost £17.50, so it was not an overly expensive visit. Mum had to queue ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/02/09 (Somewhat useful, 28 readings)
Tower Bridge isnt really what I would call a tourist attraction, as all it is is a bridge, but for some reason, there is always people lining the road taking pictures. For tourists, it amazes them that this bridge can break it two. It seems to me, that this attraction is more than it is worth. Everyone has seen it, the four big towers, which some people dont know that you can actually go inside and have look, and the metal lines that connect them. I have never seen this bridge actually split in two for myself, but has done on TV, and it does look amazing. I dont know how they do it, but it is brilliant mechanics. It is a great landmark for London, and the river wouldnt .. Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/01, updated on 26/10/01 (Very useful, 101 readings)
Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge is an excellent example of Victorian engineering. Not to be mistaken for London Bridge, which is the rather artless and featureless bridge just down river, Tower Bridge was constructed to fulfill a requirement that had arisen for a new permanent crossing for the Thames river. In fact, the booming success of London at the time, due largely to it's expansion as a major world trading port, meant that a bridge on that part of the Thames had to be unique, in that it could both cope with the increased river traffic and the 50% increase in London's population that occured under Queen Victoria's reign during the latter half of the 18th Read the complete review
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