London with toddlers: Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge Exhibition is a pretty cool addition to London attractions and viewpoints. You get to walk on a glass walkway up high on the bridge, and admire the pretty sights around Tower of London. Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it? I've wanted to visit it since the glass walkway opened in 2014 and tested it out with my daughter and a friend.
Turns out, it is a great London sight to take your kids to. The funky walkway is great for both adults and toddlers - we enjoyed walking on the glass and spotting cars, buses and boats whizzing down below. The views are gorgeous - you get to see Tower of London, the Shard and the City buildings, and over the other side the Canary Wharf.
My daughter was more interested in running up and down the corridors and peeking at cars through the glass, but she enjoyed the views as well. For budding photographers, there are a couple of open windows from which you can just about put a camera through so you get to take pictures without reflections. I managed to take some beautiful pictures of the pink sunset and the London city scraper skyline. I wouldn't mind going again some day during the daytime.
After the walkway and the views, there is one more thing to see - the engine room. My daughter also loved the engine room - it was fun seeing all the old machinery and see it move too! Fun fun fun!
As you can imagine, our visit was quite fast-paced (toddlers...). You could presumably learn a lot about the Bridge as well as the history of London if you had time to walk at a leisurely pace and read a bit, but alas, perhaps next time.
All in all, Tower Bridge exhibition was a great place to visit with kids. It was fully accessible, with lifts available so buggy access is there. Glass walkway is fun to peer through and as it isn't formal in the slightest, it doesn't matter if your kids go a bit nuts. And the views, ah, the views...