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Tower Bridge

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Tate Modern

Both are highly recommended by experts. Overall, Tate Modern scores significantly higher than Tower Bridge. Tate Modern comes in at #1 in London with positive reviews from 12 reviewers like Departures, Time Out and Fodor's.

Both are highly recommended by experts. Overall, Tate Modern scores significantly higher than Tower Bridge. Tate Modern comes in at #1 in London with positive reviews from 12 reviewers like Departures, Time Out and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
91
#13 in London
location

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Despite its medieval, fairy-tale appearance, Britain's most iconic bridge was actually built at the tail end of the Victorian age, first opening to traffic in 1894. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    It's a low bridge equipped with two mighty 1,000-tonne (1,100 U.S.-ton) decks, technically known as bascules, which raise to let ships pass below. This happens around 900 times year. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Compared to London Bridge, Tower Bridge definitely wins on the aesthetic front (unless we’re counting children’s nursery rhymes). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    London was a thriving port in 1894 when elegant Tower Bridge was built. Designed to be raised to allow ships to pass, electricity has now taken over from the original steam and hydaulic engines. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Built from 1886-1894 by Barrie and Jones, its total length reaches 805 m. Full Review →

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97
#2 in London

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

  • 13 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station is one of the most-visited museums of modern art in the world. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Tate Modern is the world's most popular modern art gallery (the free admission helps), and one of the capital's very best attractions. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Within the gallery rooms are Rothko and Picasso, Mondrian and Delvaux in glorious relief to... stark surroundings. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One of London's most popular attractions, this outstanding modern and contemporary art gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station south of the Millennium Bridge. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    200m of rectilinear façade bordering the River Thames, 4.2 million brown bricks, a chimney resembling a church tower and a former turbine hall evoking a cathedral nave. Full Review →

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