Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Since finishing Michaelmas term last Friday as well as my internship, I've had a lot of time on my hands. Free time is something that I rarely encounter, so I do try to take advantage of it! Apart from getting organized for next term and the job search process as well as working on capstone work, I've been trying to see more of London.

Despite having studied abroad for four months and living in London since last September, I've actually never done the exhibit at Tower Bridge. That is…until yesterday. I've down the Tower of London numerous times which always resulted in photos of Tower Bridge and the numerous jaunts across it. However, yesterday, I finally got to go inside the world famous bridge!

The exhibit starts with a quick elevator trip to the top and a video discussing the history.  The video is brief, but also features the worse depiction of Queen Victoria ever.  Anyways, once the film is done, you are allowed to explore the walkaways that connect the two towers. The walkways are now enclosed, but there are tiny windows that can be open to get the breeze and the best photo! 

The Shard at Sunset
Looking into Greenwich and Canary Wharf 
There is also a quick glimpse into the old engine rooms that were used to raise and lower each side of the road before electricity was introduced.

Spectacular views and at a fairly reasonable price cannot be beat! Make sure to check out Tower Bridge the next time you are in the area!

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