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Christmas at Tower Bridge 2023 | Timings, Facilities, Parking & More

Imagine strolling along the festive promenade with the iconic Tower Bridge all aglow in Christmas lights, the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts filling the air, and the joyous sounds of carols echoing through the frosty night. This magical experience awaits you at Tower Bridge.

Why celebrate Christmas at Tower Bridge?

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  • The festive atmosphere: London is always magical at Christmas time, but Tower Bridge is especially enchanting. The bridge is adorned with twinkling lights, and there are Christmas markets and other festive activities taking place all around the area.
  • The stunning views: Tower Bridge offers breathtaking views of the River Thames and the city skyline. You can see all the major landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • The delicious food and drink: There are plenty of places to eat and drink near Tower Bridge, from cosy pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants. You can also find traditional Christmas treats, such as mince pies and mulled wine.
  • The New Year's Eve fireworks: London's New Year's Eve fireworks display is one of the most spectacular in the world, and Tower Bridge is the perfect place to watch it. Greet Father Christmas on the way and enjoy a merry Christmas as the entire garden is filled with seasonal music.

Top things to do in Christmas at Tower Bridge

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Admire the Festive Lights

Tower Bridge is transformed into a winter wonderland during Christmas, with thousands of twinkling lights adorning its towers and walkways. Stroll along the bridge at night to take in the dazzling spectacle.

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Visit the Christmas Markets

Immerse yourself in the festive cheer at one of the many Christmas markets near Tower Bridge. Browse stalls selling handmade crafts, ornaments, and traditional Christmas treats, and enjoy a warm cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate.

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Take a Festive River Cruise

Embark on a Christmas cruise along the River Thames and enjoy stunning views of Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and other iconic London landmarks. Enjoy a delicious festive meal while soaking in the magical atmosphere.

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Explore the Tower of London

Step back in time and explore the fascinating history of the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the Crown Jewels, see the White Tower, and take a tour of the medieval dungeons.

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Enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a traditional Christmas afternoon tea at one of London's many charming cafes or hotels. Savor a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones, accompanied by a pot of fragrant tea.

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Witness the Changing of the Guard

Experience the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Watch as the Queen's Guard marches with traditional music and precision.

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Take a Ride on the London Eye

Soar above London in a glass capsule on the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city, including Tower Bridge, the River Thames, and other landmarks.

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Attend a Christmas Carol Service

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season by attending a traditional Christmas carol service at one of London's many churches. Sing along to familiar carols and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Plan your Christmas at Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge Christmas

Tower Bridge Christmas Market:

  • Dates: November 14, 2023 - January 1, 2024
  • Hours: Daily from 12pm - 10:30pm

Tower Bridge Opening Hours:

  • December 24-26: Closed
  • January 1: Opens at 10am
  • All other days: 9:30am - 6pm
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  • Christmas Market: Open from November 14, 2023, to January 1, 2024, from 12 pm to 10:30 pm daily.
  • Exhibition: Open from 9:30 am to 6 pm daily, except for December 24-26, when it is closed. Tower Bridge opens at 10 am on January 1.
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  • For a casual day out: Pair a warm coat with a cozy sweater or sweatshirt, jeans or leggings, and boots. Add a festive touch with a scarf, hat, or mittens in Christmas colors or patterns.
  • For a more dressy occasion: Wear a dress or skirt with a sweater or blouse, tights, and heels. Add a festive touch with a scarf, hat, or jewelry in Christmas colors or patterns
  • For a night out: Wear a cocktail dress or skirt with a blouse, heels, and a statement necklace or earrings. Add a festive touch with a fur stole or clutch in Christmas colors or patterns.
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  • Toilets: There are public toilets available on both sides of Tower Bridge.
  • Accessibility: Tower Bridge is accessible to wheelchair users and there are lifts available to all levels.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not allowed inside Tower Bridge, but they can be walked on the bridge's walkways.
  • Live entertainment: There is often live entertainment, such as carol singers and brass bands, performing at Tower Bridge during Christmas.
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  • CCTV: Tower Bridge is covered by a network of CCTV cameras that are monitored 24/7. This helps to deter crime and identify any potential threats.
  • Security staff: There are security staff on duty at Tower Bridge 24/7. These staff are trained to deal with a variety of security incidents, and they are also available to provide assistance to visitors.
  • Bag searches: All bags are subject to search when entering Tower Bridge. This helps to ensure that no dangerous items are brought onto the bridge.
  • Emergency procedures: Tower Bridge has a number of emergency procedures in place in case of an incident. These procedures are designed to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.



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Frequenty asked questions about Christmas at Tower Bridge

What is Christmas like at Tower Bridge?

Christmas at Tower Bridge is a magical and enchanting experience. The bridge is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, and there are festive markets, carol singers, and other entertainment for all ages.

How can I access Christmas at Tower Bridge?

Tower Bridge is easily accessible by public transportation. The nearest tube stations are Tower Hill and London Bridge. You can also take a bus or riverboat to Tower Bridge.

Is Christmas at Tower Bridge disabled-friendly? If yes, what are the different facilities offered?

Yes, Tower Bridge is disabled-friendly. There are lifts available to all levels, and there are accessible toilets. There are also staff available to provide assistance to disabled visitors.

Are there any parking access available during Christmas at Tower Bridge?

Yes, there is parking available near Tower Bridge. However, it is advisable to book your parking in advance, especially during the Christmas season.

Can I take photographs of Christmas at Tower Bridge?

Yes, you are allowed to take photographs of Christmas at Tower Bridge. However, you are not allowed to use tripods or other photographic equipment that could interfere with other visitors.

What should I wear before visiting the Christmas at Kew Gardens?

Since the trail is uncovered and can be wet at many places, it is recommended that visitors wear warm and comfortable clothing and footwear.

What should I wear before visiting the Christmas at Tower Bridge?

The weather in London can be unpredictable, so it is important to dress warmly when visiting Christmas at Tower Bridge. A warm coat, hat, gloves, and scarf are essential items. You may also want to consider wearing layers so you can adjust to changes in temperature.

Should I carry anything with me before arriving for Christmas at Tower Bridge?

It is a good idea to bring a camera so you can take photographs of the festive lights and decorations. You may also want to bring a water bottle and snacks, as there may be long queues to get food and drink.

Do you offer any refreshments during Christmas at Tower Bridge?

Yes, there are a number of food and drink stalls selling festive treats, such as mulled wine, hot chocolate, and mince pies. There are also a number of restaurants near Tower Bridge that are open on Christmas Day.