Old Photos Of London At Tower Bridge

M@
By M@ Last edited 89 months ago
Old Photos Of London At Tower Bridge

A new exhibition of historic London photos has opened at Tower Bridge. 60 images from London Metropolitan Archives are now on show along the western walkway, at the top of the bridge.

It's a good selection. A series of rarely seen images show the bridge itself at various stages of construction. Many others show the Thames or the City, reflecting the location of the exhibition. But we're also whisked back to Camden Lock at the turn of the century, and the occasional East End street scene. Another highlight is the shot of St Paul's from a spot that today would be halfway along the Millennium Bridge.

You can see the exhibition as part of the bridge tours. Potentially regard as a tourist-only experience, a poke around the bridge is also a must-do for regular Londoners. At £8 for adults, it's worth it just for the views and permanent exhibits, but this new exhibition adds a fresh reason to visit.

The exhibition runs until 30 September.

Last Updated 30 June 2011