Save 27% Off Tickets with this fantastic combo offer. Use Big Bus London to hop off at both Sea Life London (Stop 7 on the Blue or Red Route) & Tower Bridge (Stop 11 on the Blue or Red Route)!
Sea Life London Aquarium
Priority Entrance to SEA LIFE London Aquarium
View Thousands of Marine Creatures in Themed Settings
See one of the World’s Biggest Collection of Cownose Rays
Walk Through the Glass Tunnel Tropical Walkway and the Nerve Testing Shark Walk
Family Friendly Attraction with Interactive Features and Feeding Talks
Visit the Monster of Claws – The Japanese Spider Crab
Sea Dragon Kingdom
Big Bus London Tour – Classic Ticket
You can hop on and off the The Big Bus at many places of interest, to explore or visit attractions. Buses run at regular 10-20 minute intervals, so rejoining the tour is easy. Your ticket also includes a boat cruise on the River Thames, the option to join up to four guided walks and Big Bus Tours & exclusive Reward Vouchers, giving you excellent discounts at London attractions, shops and restaurants.
• Buckingham Palace.
• The Tower of London.
• Big Ben.
• Houses of Parliament.
• London Eye.
• Tower Bridge.
• Westminster Abbey.
• St. Paul’s Cathedral.
• Trafalgar Square.
• British Museum.
The Big Bus tour gives you a choice of either recorded commentary in eight languages on the Blue Route, or live English commentary provided by a professional Big Bus guide on the Red Route.
The Blue Route offers recorded commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese.
Departure Points and Times:
You can start your tour at any tour stop. The most popular start points are Baker Street Station, Green Park Station, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square.
Tours operate every day of the year except the 25th December.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge
Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.
Walkways & Exhibition:
Tower Bridge Unveils New GLASS FLOOR Across High-Level Walkways
Launched in the West Walkway today, the glass floor offers visitors a never-seen-before view of London life, from 42 metres above the River Thames. Look down to spy road and pedestrian life whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and plan your visit in advance for the truly magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet.
The glass floor measures 11 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and comprises of six panels weighing 530 kilograms each. It is made up of five thick layers and can hold the equivalent weight of an elephant and two taxis! The installation took a 20-strong team to construct it over a six week period.
The Walkways also offer stunning panoramic views of London while each of the 20 bridges featured in our popular and refreshed ‘New Great Bridges of the World’ display showcase a breath-taking feat of engineering. After learning about the history of the Bridge through animations and displays in the Towers, continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms for the beautifully maintained steam engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts.
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.
On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.
Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.
Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of TowerBridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.
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