Travel: Wonderful Tower Bridge in London, England

Tower Bridge in London, England Found this really wonderful photo of London Tower Bridge, it’s a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name.

The History of London’s Tower Bridge documentary

Watch the history of one of the world’s most famous bridges, London’s Tower Bridge. The world’s largest bascule bridge (a counterweighted drawbridge), when it was erected in 1892, it became a postcard image of London. The famed gothic towers of this pioneering steel structure, sheathed in stone, are purely decorative.

Tower Bridge Glass Floor

London tower bridge opening and closing for Cruise

London tower bridge is a great tourist attraction spot. The opening and closing of this bridge is a must watch event for every London visitor. Every year Thousands of tourists come to see this occasion. This Bridge was built across the river Thames in the year 1886 to 1894. In 1894 it was opened for public. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London

London, Tower Bridge, United Kingdom

It has become an iconic symbol of London and is sometimes mistakenly called London Bridge, though London Bridge is in fact the next bridge upstream. Tower Bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the Corporation of London.

I love to visit London one day maybe go there for honeymoon 🙂 ..Since the Tower Bridge is in London, I would need to find some London Hotels to stay..I found this useful site that provide some useful tips, information of hotel rates and also provides online reservation services since 1996 for more than 30,000 hotels in 130 countries worldwide. Here’s some links to different hotels in UK. click on them to see more info for London Hotels , Edinburgh Hotels and Glasgow Hotels

Here’s some other places I love to visit.. the Clock Tower also known as Big Ben 🙂

Big Ben London

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The Clock Tower is the world’s largest four-faced, chiming turret clock. The structure is situated at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London, United Kingdom. It is often mistakenly called “Big Ben” which is actually the main bell housed within the Clock Tower.

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust’s bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.

The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. Before its restoration in the 2010s, the bridge’s colour scheme dated from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee. Its colours were subsequently restored to blue and white.

The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians, whereas the bridge’s twin towers, high-level walkways and Victorian engine rooms form part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, for which an admission charge is made. The nearest London Underground tube stations are Tower Hill on the Circle and District lines, London Bridge on the Jubilee and Northern lines and Bermondsey on the Jubilee line, and the nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Tower Gateway. The nearest National Rail stations are at Fenchurch Street and London Bridge.

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