Tower Bridge – London, 1894
Tower Bridge is a visual spectacle that truly encapsulates all that is London – an icon of the city that is recognised around the world. Most famous for its operational bascules that move up and down, which allow boats thirty feet or higher to pass under its section of the Thames, the patriotic red, white and blue paint was added in 1977 as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations – an element of the design that makes it quintessentially British. Although the original design is attributed to Horace Jones, the project is the result of the architectural minds of five separate men and took eight years in total. Last year, Tower Bridge unveiled a new glass floor that you can walk along when exploring one of the high level walkways (West). The bridge even holds three separate venues to hire for events, including the high level walkway itself – that’s certainly one way to throw a party.