Offering spectacular views from one of London’s most famous landmarks, the new West Walkway at Tower Bridge is made entirely out of glass. Brand new and extraordinarily gripping, especially if you have a fear of heights, the Walkways provide a heart pounding ride over the River Thames.
Gasp and spy upon the famous red London buses and pedestrians striding over the Bridge while boats and ferries sail underneath it. Giving visitors panoramic views of the city, the Bridge’s glass walkways (the East Walkway will open at the start of December 2014) are a stunning feat of engineering.
This is the most significant change to the Tower Bridge exhibition since it opened in 1982 and it makes for a spectacular thrill ride for anyone staying in London on vacation. See London like never before while staring through a glass walkway in Tower Bridge. Book your ticket now and stay close by in a stylish and affordable hostel.
- The glass floor measures 11m long and 1.8m wide.
- Each panel weighs a massive 520kgs each and had to be supported by a carbon steel framework.
- It took a team of 20 people, six weeks to complete the project.
- You can now look straight down at the traffic, 42 feet below.
Where to stay near Tower Bridge
- Wombat’s City Hostel London is only minutes away from Tower Bridge and is close to nearby Shoreditch and the Wilton Music Hall. Dorms are available from €27.
- Safestay at Elephant and Castle is wonderfully located inside a renovated nineteenth century building in nearby Elephant and Castle and is only ten minutes away from Tower Bridge by tube. Dorms are available from €29.
- FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo is a stylish, modern hostel situated close to Waterloo Station and is only a few minutes tube journey from Tower Bridge. Dorms are available from €29.