Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter.
This week we’re back in the capital, exploring the iconic Tower Bridge Exhibition. If you’re planning a trip to London this summer (or whenever!) then be sure not to miss this must see attraction. The most famous bridge in the world boasts an iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and even Victorian Engine Rooms.
What’s on at the Tower Bridge Exhibition?
There’s plenty to see and do at your day out at the fully accessible Tower Bridge Exhibition.
Glass Floor – The newest feature at the exhibition, where you can see London life through a glass floor. This is a unique viewpoint 42 metres above the River Thames. And if you time it right, you might just see the Tower Bridge lifting below you! Don’t worry if you don’t fancy looking down – the walkways also offer some amazing views of London, and you can take a look at the ‘Great Bridges of the World’ display for some impressive examples of engineering!
Engine Rooms – The engine rooms are located a few minutes from the South Tower, and are dubbed as one of London’s ‘hidden gems’. Here you’ll be able to appreciate huge steam engines, furnaces and accumulators that were once used to power the raising of the Tower Bridge. There’s also an incredible short film, explaining the ingenious technology used to keep to bridge going for over 120 years.
South Tower – Here you’ll see a short bespoke video shown by the artist Stephen Biesty, showing the incredible construction of the Bridge. Afterwards you can take the accessible lift down to the LED-lit motion sensitive artworks, which depict all of the iconic buildings along the Thames.
There is a full list of ticket prices and opening times on the Tower Bridge Exhibition website.
The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a fully accessible venue. On arrival you’ll be greeted by an automatic door operated by Tower Bridge’s friendly and helpful staff. Throughout there are accessible lifts to different areas of the exhibition, including the Towers and the Engine Rooms, enabling you to see absolutely everything the Tower Bridge has to offer. Fully accessible toilets are located in the North and South Towers and in the Engine Rooms.
Everything you need to know about accessibility at the Tower Bridge Exhibition before your arrival can be found in their Access for All Guide.
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If you’ve been to visit any interesting attractions on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.
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