Tower Bridge goes back to 1894 with Victorian games for kids

New activities for children are planned for the summer holidays at Tower Bridge taking them back to 1894.

Traditional Victorian games are being added to the permanent exhibition from July 23 to August 29.

These include giant dominoes, hopscotch, noughts & crosses, quoits and roll-a-ball that hark back 117 years to when the world’s most iconic bridge was first opened and hailed as the great engineering marvel of its age.

Tower Bridge is also staging a photo exhibition from the end of the month with 60 shots in black and white from the City of London’s Metropolitan Archive. They show Victorian London in its ‘monochrome splendour’ including snaps of the bridge itself being built (pictured) in 1893.


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