Tower Bridge and Tower of London – London

Tower Bridge is a London bridge over the River Thames. Considered one of the symbols of the English capital, it connects the villages of Southwark and Tower Hamlets, near the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It was built between 1886 and 1894 and is a magnificent example of engineering of the time.

The bridge is about 244 meters long with two 64-meter-high towers built on pillars. At a height of 43 meters there is a covered pedestrian crossing, which offers great views of the Thames.

Tower Bridge is London’s third most photographed monument.

The Tower of London was used in past centuries as a royal residence first and then as a prison. 

Today, in the Tower of London, there is the Museum of the British Crown Jewels.

These are over 20,000 pieces from the jewelry collection that represent all the power of the monarchy throughout its history.

Some are still worn by the Queen for the most important ceremonies of the year such as the opening of Parliament.

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