The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

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About The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

The Tower of London is a must-visit tourist attraction in London. It is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The complex served as the royal palace and it has become a popular tourist attraction in the Elizabethan ages. It was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. And it attracts over 2 million visitors each year. The Tower of London served variously as a treasury, an armory, the home of the Royal Mint, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. The complex has over 20 different towers including White Tower, Tower Green & more, covering an area of 18 acres.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge is one of London’s five bridges and the bridge crosses the River Thames close to The Tower of London. It is London’s most famous bridge and it is mistakenly called “The London Bridge” which is another bridge within the area, It was built between 1886 and 1896. And in a short time after the construction of the bridge, it has become an iconic symbol of the UK’s capital city.  The bridge consists of two towers tied together by two walkways. And Travelers love visiting The Tower of London and Tower Bridge together.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
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The Tower of London And Tower Bridge, both attractions are well-connected to public transport services and it is about 4.3 miles from The Victoria Station. The closest stations are Tower Hill Station & London Bridge Station served by the Northern and Jubilee lines. Tower Hill Station is a seven-minute walk away from Tower Bridge.

Where to store your luggage?

Luggage storage near The Tower of London
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You may have seen Tower Bridge in movies and videos but it would be an amazing experience to see it with your own eyes, But if you are traveling with your luggage or heavy backpacks then it can be a bad experience. The Tower of London And Tower Bridge, both places don’t have left-luggage facilities or a cloakroom. and oversized backpacks are not allowed. So visitors with large capacity luggage need to store it elsewhere in the city.

You can either use left-luggage service offered by Excess-Baggage company at stations and airports or you can store bags with a storage provider. There are many options to store bags in London You can store with companies like BagsAway, STasher, and more. In our opinion, BagsAway is the cheapest, easiest, and most convenient luggage storage provider. you can visit their bags drop location near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, or book services and drop bags near the attraction, BagsAway makes it easy picking up bags near the attractions.

Luggage Storage Prices?

If you store luggage at stations or airports with Excess-Baggage company, You will be charged depending on the duration they charge £7.5 per 3 hours, £11 for 24 hours, £27 for 48-72 hours (£5 per day after 72 hours). We also have listed the pricing info of the recommend storage provider and other companies below.

STasher:  £5 per item
LuggageHero: £1 per hour, £6-10 per item.
BagsAway: ( the recommended company in London) charges $1.5 USD/hour which is cheaper than all other current service providers. It also includes premium insurance.

Opening Hours, Contact & More info

The Tower of London

Location: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Parking: The Tower Hill car park
Contact: You can either use their contact form on the official website or see more info

Tower Bridge

Location: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM from April to September, 09:30 AM – 05:00 PM from October to March
Parking: Available at Queen Elizabeth Street.
Contact: You can call on +44 (0)20 7403 3761, or write an email to [email protected].

Note: The Tower of London and Tower Bridge both attractions offer online ticket booking through official websites and some third party websites like VisitBritain and TripAdvisor, But there is no info about lost items on websites. So it will be probably good if you can store your bags elsewhere with secure luggage storage.

What Expect?

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, both are considered great locations for filming and photography. So definitely carry some photography stuff with you and capture some amazing moments, and visitors are allowed to use cameras and mobiles to take shots for commercial use. Historic Tower and Horizontal Walkways of Tower Bridge should not be missed by any visitor, You can look down at the River Thames from 42 meters above and see boats passing through the bridge. There are a lot of things to see inside The Tower of London complex, See the world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones, Visit the White Tower to see the amazing collection of historic armor of Henry VIII, Charles I and James II & others. Discover the people and stories behind the Royal Mint at the Tower of London, you can see more things and 2-3 hours tour can give you the opportunity to visit the whole complex.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge offer other facilities, Public toilets are accessible. The Tower of London also has baby care facilities, there are no restaurants or shops but you can find some nearby, You can take food & drinks following their guidelines. free Wifi is available at the Tower of London, but the Tower bridge doesn’t have free wifi access. Photography is allowed inside the complex and bridge but you need to follow their rules. there are only a few locations where photography is allowed at The Tower of London.

Hotels near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Hotels near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
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The Tower Hotel: A budget hotel near the Tower of London, 0.3 km away from the complex, The Best value hotel, 4.1 average ratings on TripAdvisor, 4.3 average on Google, Starting at $100 per night.

Hilton Tower Bridge: 0.4 km away from tower bridge, A 4-star budget category hotel near the bridge, 4.3 average ratings on Google by visitors, located near public transit, starting at $130 per night.

Four Seasons Hotel Ten Trinity Square: One of the most luxurious hotels in London, located at a distance of 0.3 km from The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, 5 out of 5 ratings on Google and TripAdvisor, Starting at $520 per night.

Q: Can you leave luggage at Tower of London?

For security reasons, You can not store luggage at the Tower of London, Even there is no cloakroom to store small size bags or coats, large bags will not be permitted inside the castle. also, there is no luggage storage facility at Tower Bridge as well.

Q: Why is the Tower of London famous?

The Tower of London served variously as a treasury, an armory, a museum, the home of the Royal Mint, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. It is a 900 years old castle covering an area of 18 acres.

Q: Is there a direct train between The Tower of London and Victoria Station?

Yes, there are direct trains departing from Victoria station and arriving at Tower Hill station, trains depart every 5-10 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to get there, it costs £5-15 for the journey.

Q: How much does the Tower Bridge cost?

If you just want to walk across the bridge there is no charge or ticket, but if you want to go inside the tower and walkway between the towers then you need to book a ticket worth £9.