London’s Tower Bridge reopens on 17 May as it emerges from lockdown. One of the most famous of the UK capital’s many landmarks, Tower Bridge has announced a series of activities following on from its enforced winter hiatus.

The lockdown has been the longest in the 125-year history of Tower Bridge, so understandably Chris Earlie, head of Tower Bridge, is keen to see the landmark London attraction reopen.

“We can’t wait to welcome both locals and visitors from across the UK to Tower Bridge once more, to offer an escape from the routine we have become so used to,” he says. “We are excited to reopen with a packed itinerary of guided tours, activities and family events running well into the summer, to provide our visitors with a fantastic experience of iconic London history.”

If you are a resident of the London Boroughs of Southwark or Tower Hamlets and the City of London you can by a Community Ticket for only £1.

Special Tower of Bridge Events and Guided Tours

And it is not just two-legged visitors who are invited. The Tower of London is a dog-friendly venue every day. Moreover, Sunday 13 June will be VIPooch Day with dogs (and owners) given exclusive access to the East Walkway and Glass Floor. The first 50 dogs to make the catwalk will also receive a Free VIPooch treat bags donated by Pets Pyjamas.

In addition, once Tower Bridge reopens there will be events for families including a half-term Tower Bridge Drawing Challenge on 1 June, 10am – 4pm), and a session on semaphore on 19 June (10am to 4pm).

For those who would wish to enjoy the view through the Glass Floor some 42 metres above the Thames in a sense of calm, there will be a Relaxed Opening each third Saturday of the month, at 10:30am, 10:50am and 11:10am.

Expert guided tours take place each Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 11am. On the last Saturday of the month there will be a guided tour with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

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Tower Bridge’s reopening dates are subject to implementation of the UK Government roadmap as scheduled.

How to Visit the Tower of London

Pre-book your ticket to visit Tower Bridge from 17 May at Tickets cost £10.60 for adults, £5.30 for children, and family tickets start from £18.