Tower Bridge Turns 120
We love a good celebration here at West End on the Thames and it's not often that you get to celebrate a one-hundred-and-twenty-first birthday. The 30th June marked one-hundred-and-twenty years since the Tower Bridge's opening in 1894, a landmark which has gone on to become one of the most iconic in London's rich history.
Whether you've had a movie-worthy dramatic moment on the bridge or just pass it on the way to work every morning. Tower Bridge is a significant part of anybody's time in the capital. It has played host to the London marathon, countless film scenes and spectacular firework displays (most notably for the Olympics) and in it's 120 years has seen stories made and lives lived, with millions of tourists and locals alike paying it a visit every day.
If you're planning your own celebration this year (though it's unlikely that it will be a one-hundred-and-twenty-first birthday), be it a wedding reception or and office party, why not make it extra special and plan a trip along the river. With you own personal view of Tower Bridge right from the River Thames you'll have the best seat in London. Tailor your route to pass under the bridge and have your phone at the ready to get snap happy - we promise not to judge you on the quality of you selfie.
So let's raise a glass to the next 120 years and beyond - may Tower Bridge and all that is represents continue to shape the history of London long into the future.
By Lauren Mason, an online content writer for the West End on the Thames.