Tower Bridge is one of the most recognisable landmarks in London together with Big Ben. The bridge was built in 1894 to a design matching that of the Tower of London.
The bridge is often confused with the London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream but looks nothing like Tower Bridge.</p><p>Tower Bridge is open for traffic, and one can cross it by walking, cycling or with a car. The best views of the bridge are available when taking a river cruise or Thames Clipper under the bridge. Also, the opposite side of the Thames from the Tower of London is a popular picture-taking spot.
There is a tour available allowing for crossing the bridge on the top level that has a glass floor, and the route also takes you to see the machinery of the bridge.