Getting around London
One of the easiest ways to get to and from London's famous Tower bridge is to take the London Subway, or the "tube" as locals famously call it. There are several tube stations within walking distance of the Tower Bridge. Tower Hill Station, which is located on the tube's Circle Line and District Line, is located just across the street from the Tower of London as well as the Tower Bridge. Some tourists prefer to exit at the London Bridge tube station and take the scenic 10-minute walk along the Thames to the Tower Bridge.
The London Light Rail System, also referred to as the DLR, has a stop close to the Tower Bridge called the Tower Gateway Station.
One of the most beloved ways to get around in London, and for tourists to get to the Tower Bridge while being able to view the city, is the "Hackney Carriage." This is what Londoners call a cab that is licensed by the Public Carriage Office of Greater London. Different than our bright yellow taxicabs in the United States, these Hackney Carriages are long, black cars with yellow "vacant" lights on top. The light is illuminated if the cab is available and it is turned off it is occupied. Hackney Carriages are easy to hail, but they can be called and reserved ahead of time as well.
One of the most beautiful ways to get to the Tower Bridge is by boat on the Thames River, the river that the Tower Bridge straddles. The Thames River is home to several commuter boat companies, many of which serve tourists almost exclusively. These companies include The London River Commute Service and the Central London River Leisure Service.
The famous London double-decker buses have what is called "hop-on, hop-off" service. These busses are for tourists looking to get to some of the major sites in the city. All of these busses stop just beside the Tower Bridge for tourists who want to take pictures and get a quick look. Visitors can also get off of the bus to spend more time at the Tower Bridge and wait for the next "hop-on, hop off" to come along.
For those who drive their own cars to the Tower Bridge, the closest public parking lot is Q-Park Butlers Warf, located just 2 miles from the Tower Bridge.