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Along with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace (...and St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and the London Eye, etc etc), Tower Bridge is one of the must-see sights on every tourist's trip. Everyone in the world knows Tower Bridge, and if you don't get a photo of it then you will be in big trouble when you return back home.

The best time to take a photo is when the roadway is up and a big boat is passing underneath. But when does it open?

Here is a list of the scheduled lift times coming up in the next few months (timings are subject to change at short notice).

Sun 20 Mar - 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Wed 18 May - 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 5:00 PM, 5:45 PM
Fri 27 May - 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM
Sat 28 May - 1:45 PM, 2:15 PM, 10:30 PM
Sun 29 May - 9:45 AM, 9:15 PM
Mon 30 May - 9:45 AM, 9:30 PM, 10:30 PM
Tue 31 May - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Thu 2 Jun - 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM
Sat 4 Jun - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Sun 5 Jun - 2:45 PM, 3:15 PM
Wed 15 Jun - 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM
Thu 16 Jun - 3:45 PM, 4:15 PM
Fri 17 Jun - 7:45 PM
Sat 18 Jun - 9:40 AM, 8:35 PM, 9:45 PM
Sun 19 Jun - 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Wed 22 Jun - 7:45 PM, 9:00 PM
Sat 25 Jun - 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM
Sun 26 Jun - 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Sat 16 Jul - 11:00 PM
Fri 5 Aug - 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM
Mon 29 Aug - 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 10:30 PM, 11:15 PM
Sat 17 Sep - 4:00 PM, 4:45 PM

It might seem like there are not very many, but these are just the scheduled lift times, and the bridge may open and close at other times too - whenever requested by big boats passing up the Thames. On average the bridge opens and closes three times each day. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing what those times will be.

Note: Even if you don't arrive in time to see the bridge open and close, it's still worth going for the exhibition (admission fee applies). They let you inside the original steam engine rooms and you can walk along the top for some great views down the river of the Shard, HMS Belfast and the Tower of London. They've fitted it with a glass floor now as well, so you can see all the cars and buses passing by on the road below (er... that sounds a bit scary to me). If you'd like to read Craig's review then check out his London blog.

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Opening of Tower Bridge in London at sunset.
Opening of Tower Bridge in London at sunset.
Opening of Tower of London
Opening of Tower of London
Time-lapse shows Tower of London poppies being removed
Time-lapse shows Tower of London poppies being removed

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