Tower Bridge London Icon

photograph of Tower Bridge London
Tower Bridge London an Icon of the capital since construction began 1886

So it’s that time of year again. You gather up your whole family, and you are ready to head on your annual vacation. You have been to Spain and France, and now you’re ready to check out the United States mother country England. Now that you have your flight booked and worked out the excruciating process of finding a decent hotel you need to find some awesome attractions to show off to your family. While there are many awesome attractions to check out in England, you are going to have to check out the Tower Bridge in London.

I know what you are thinking, “Why would I want to spend my precious vacation time at a Bridge?” This Bridge is not your typical bridge! Construction of Tower Bridge began over 100 years ago in 1887, and the bridge was completed in 1894. Since then Tower Bridge has become renowned as one of the most famous river crossings in the entire world. It is a true marvel of Victorian London. On top of the pure beauty of the Tower Bridge in London, there are also tons of awesome activities you can do during your visit.

One thing the kids are going to love to see is the Victorian Engine Rooms. These rooms contain the actual steam engines that used to power the operation of the bridge. Talk about a blast from the past! Another thing that is going to get the whole family excited is watching one of the Bridge Lifts. They will be able to watch the incoming boats go under the lifted bridge (and who doesn’t love boats?). The lifts are only done at certain times, so make sure to check the Bridge Lift Schedule.

I can still hear the questions,” Well Bridges are cool and all but I am looking for something truly awesome to show the kids”. Fear not. As if the things listed earlier weren’t amazing enough, the Tower Bridge offers one of the coolest attractions ever: A Glass Floor! That is right; you can walk over the whole bridge and look below to see the bridge and the water below.