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Parking and Route to North Tower

Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP

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The Tower Bridge Exhibition: This must see London attraction invites you to step inside the most famous bridge in the world to explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and magnificent Victorian Engine Rooms The Monument: The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City Of London. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. The Tower Bridge Exhibition: Experience the new glass floor and stunning London views from the high-level walkways and continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms to learn about the inner workings of the most famous bridge in the world. Tower Bridge was built 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintain river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world. Since 1982, Tower Bridge Exhibition has told the history of the bridge and why it came into existence through fascinating exhibition content. Visitors can also experience the exciting new glass floor and spectacular panoramic views from the high level Walkways as well as the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the beautiful steam engines that once powered the bridge lifts. This must-see attraction is the only way to explore the most famous bridge in the world The Monument: As part of the restoration project, improvements to access include live views (video images) to be relayed from the top made available to all visitors including those unable to climb the 311 steps. Every year, over 150,000 visitors climb the 311 spiral steps to the Monument’s observation gallery to enjoy the unique and exhilarating 360 degree views of the capital. Those who successfully reach the top are even rewarded with a certificate. In 2010, the City of London completed a major restoration of the landmark, costing £4.5 million, and which is undertaken only once in every 100 years. It has had the most dramatic impact yet, with its success being recognised through awards for renovation from both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Institute of British Architects, as well as having won the City Heritage Award

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Introduction

Parking - Minories Car Park

  • The Minories Car Park is located on Short Street, with the entrance on Mansell Street.
  • There is a barrier system to enter the car park.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 420cm (14ft).
  • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 540cm x 500cm (17ft 7in x 19ft 6in).
  • The designated parking bay(s) are located on the ground floor.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park type is multi storey.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park payment machine controls are between 85cm - 120cm from ground level.
  • The car park is approximately 500m from Tower Bridge North Tower.

Parking to Tower Bridge

  • Upon exiting the car park, turn left onto Shorter Street.
  • The surface of all the paths along this route are concrete tiles.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing from Shorter Street to Tower Hill.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb with tactile paving and there is a rotating cone located on either side of the crossing.
  • To the right after you cross the road there is a similar pedestrian crossing to get to the other side.
  • Turn left after crossing the road.
  • The path is on a very gradual slope.
  • There are bollards located along the path.
  • Follow Tower Hill for approximately 75cm, where Tower Hill merges with Tower Bridge Approach.
  • Tower Bridge Approach is on a very gradual slope, running parallel to the Tower of London located on your left hand side.
  • Follow Tower Bridge Approach for approximately 300m where it becomes Tower Bridge Road.

Tower Bridge Road to Ticket Office

  • Once on Tower Bridge Road, the surface of the path is concrete.
  • Follow Tower Bridge Road for approximately 100m and you will reach the North Tower ticket office.
  • There is clear signage leading along Tower Bridge Road to the North Tower ticket office.
  • For information about the Ticket Office, please visit the separate guide for Tower Bridge - North and South Towers.
  • To view the web page described above click here (opens in new tab).