Local area guide

Living in Tower Bridge

Thinking about moving to Tower Bridge? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Tower Bridge

Why Tower Bridge is a good place to live

Immerse yourself in the heart of London's history by living in Tower Bridge. The area, nested between two lively parts of London allows a seamless transition from soulful history to modern city living. The transport links around Tower Bridge are top-notch as being in Zone 1 ensures that your daily commute is fast and affordable. The area is also peppered with historic pubs, modern eateries, and farmer's markets that provide a rich culinary adventure. For the lovers of arts and culture, iconic museums, and theatres like the Tate Modern, the British War Museum are present, along with the peace-bringing green spaces like Potters Fields Park and Leathermarket Gardens. The unusual blend of the former industrial buildings converted into a trendy living environment helps residents feel like a part of the city's history, whilst also enjoying modern comforts.

What's Tower Bridge famous for?

Tower Bridge is arguably one of the most recognizable symbols of London. Renowned for its iconic drawbridge design, it stands as a beacon of the capital's rich history. The Gothic Victorian architecture tied with the state-of-the-art engineering at the time of construction makes it a fascinating spectacle. It has also served its practical role as a lifeline that has been spanning the River Thames since its inception. Its functionality and design have made it particularly famous for featuring in a myriad of motion pictures, establishing it solidly in popular culture.

Things to do in Tower Bridge

With so much to explore and experience, living in Tower Bridge is an adventure. You can savour the finest dining along the riverside, which serves as the perfect backdrop for romantic dinners or friendly catch-ups. The bustling local parks such as Potters Fields Park, Leathermarket Gardens, and others add a breath of fresh air in the hustle and bustle of city life. Tower Bridge itself is a site of fascination – you can explore the Tower Bridge Exhibition and take an exciting trek along the glass floor in the high level walkway. Discover the original steam engines that powered the bridge, exhibited in the engine rooms. For those who seek a blend of relaxation and exploration, the area offers both tranquility and history in one balanced package.

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Transport in Tower Bridge

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Local connections

St Katharine's Pier
Ferry Port
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Tower Millennium Pier
Ferry Port
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Tower Hill
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Tower Gateway
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
London Bridge City Pier
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
London Bridge
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in Tower Bridge

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Education in Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Hermitage Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
Snowsfields Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Michael's Catholic College
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
David Game College
Ages: 13 - 22 years old

Local pubs in Tower Bridge

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  • Dickens Inn

    London E1

    The Dickens Inn is an original warehouse building near Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Shard.

  • Prosecco House

    London SE1

    London's first dedicated Prosecco bar in Tower Bridge.

  • Dean Swift

    Southwark, London, SE1

    Your 'local beer house'

  • Draft House Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge, London, SE1

    The Draft House is a small group of Public Houses which aims to do for beer what our culture has done for food and wine over the past twenty years.