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Tower Bridge

With its Gothic towers and elegant walkways, Tower Bridge is unlike any other – and a fitting gateway for ships sailing up the Thames.

London's Tower Bridge is one of the best-known bridges in the world, feted for its unusual but iconic design. Its twin towers and drawbridges allow sailing ships to pass beneath it, while pedestrians could cross over the top. But despite its ancient Gothic appearance, Tower Bridge is only a recent addition to the Thames river-scape. It was designed and built at in the 19th century, and opened by the Prince of Wales in 1894. Since then it has stamped itself into the world's mind, as a brilliant example of Great Britain's quirky and fun take on buildings in its capital.

But what the designers had in mind wasn't the making of an iconic bridge, but solving the problem of congestion in the East End of London. A bridge was needed, but boats with tall masts still sailed upstream to the Port of London. A drawbridge design allowed road traffic to cross, until a ship needed to pass beneath it, when traffic would be halted and the central sections would swing upwards. The genius of the design was to build two towers on each side to act as support for the other sections – and also letting pedestrians cross via raised walkways between them.

Because the site chosen was next to the famous medieval castle of the Tower of London, it was decided to deck the towers out in Gothic splendour. The result was that the drawbridge and towers of Tower Bridge made a perfect fit to those of the castle behind it. Now Tower Bridge is opened much less for river traffic – though still up to three times a day – and it takes the strain for commuters heading to and from the East End of London. And it remains a star attraction, hosting atmospheric lights for celebrations, and the Olympic Rings during the 2012 Olympic Games. Not forgetting the hordes of tourists who come to peer at its mechanics, and walk across its famous walkways.


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Leman Locke Rs9,058
Leman Locke

Leman Locke

15 Leman St, London, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km). Aldgate East Station and Aldgate Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London Rs10,965
    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

    200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes.

      The Tower Hotel Rs5,435
      The Tower Hotel

      The Tower Hotel

      St Katharine's Way, London, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km). Tower Gateway Station is 6 minutes by foot and Tower Hill Station is 7 minutes.

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London Rs6,735
        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London

        7 Pepys Street, London, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Tower of London. Tower Bridge and Liverpool Street are also within 15 minutes. Tower Hill Station and Tower Gateway Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
          Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London

          Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London

          31 St Thomas Street, London, England
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Market, London Bridge and HMS Belfast. Globe Theatre and Tate Modern are also within 1 mi (2 km). London Bridge Station is only a 2-minute walk and London Bridge Underground Station is 2 minutes.

            Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge Rs5,616
            Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge

            Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge

            45 Prescot Street, London, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Borough Market and Museum of London are also within 2 mi (3 km). Tower Gateway Station is 5 minutes by foot and Aldgate East Station is 6 minutes.

              Access Tower Bridge
              Access Tower Bridge

              Access Tower Bridge

              85 Royal Mint St, London, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Financial District. Tower of London and The Shard are also within 15 minutes. Tower Gateway Station is 7 minutes by foot and Tower Hill Station is 8 minutes.

                Quaint Holiday Home in London Near Tower Bridge
                Quaint Holiday Home in London Near Tower Bridge

                Quaint Holiday Home in London Near Tower Bridge

                59-61 Carlton Grove,3, PRIVATE_VACATION_HOME 3, London, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in London City Centre, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Financial District. Tower of London and The Shard are also within 15 minutes. Tower Gateway Station is 7 minutes by foot and Tower Hill Station is 8 minutes.