Ticket Alert: Tower Bridge Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Light Show In The Bascule Chambers

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Ticket Alert: Tower Bridge Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Light Show In The Bascule Chambers

Tower Bridge continues its 125th birthday celebrations with a series of special light and sound installations in its Victorian bascule chambers.

For three days, visitors are invited down into the cavernous (and usually off-limits) rooms for an hour-long experience telling the story of the people who helped build the world-famous river span, and those who operate and maintain it today. The bridge's first female worker in 1895, a bus which jumped the bridge in 1952, and the Olympic rings hung from the bridge in 2012 all feature in video projections in the show.

The installation takes place inside the bascule chambers. Photo: Tower Bridge

The site-specific installation is the work of Guildhall School of Music & Drama and uses an original soundtrack, and actors voicing characters to accompany the images and video projections in the light show. Given how popular a similar installation was at St Paul's Cathedral recently, this is sure to be one hot ticket.

Tower Bridge: 125 Years of London's Defining Landmark takes place Friday 29 November-Sunday 1 December 2019, with several performances each day. Tickets are £20 each and must be booked in advance. Age 14+.

Last Updated 31 October 2019