Forget the Shard! Take a look at amazing London views from Tower Bridge's £1m glass floor

Now we’re not sure if Tower Bridge’s £1m new glassway will be as popular as the poppy exhibition but the views from the top are pretty amazing.

Tower Bridge’s West Walkway opened yesterday and wowed a lot of Londoners. The second Walkway is set to open on 1 December.

The £1m glass platform offers views of the Tower Bridge from 42m (138ft up).

Tower Bridge glass walkway

The glass floor is made of six panels, each weighing a whopping 500kg each. It is supported by a carbon steel framework weighing about 1,000kg.

Questions have already risen over whether pedestrians below would be able to see up the skirts of women.

Tower Bridge glass walkway

 

Tower Bridge glass walkway

 

Tower Bridge glass walkway

A spokesman said: “This question was discussed, and no it won’t be possible [to see up women’s skirts].

“Pedestrians can look up but the walkway is not directly above them, it’s a little bit off-centre.”

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Readers' comments (2)

  • 'whether pedestrians below would be able to see up the skirts of women.'

    Hardly the issue compared to a real Scotsman strolling across it in a kilt, some things just are too horrible to contemplate :)

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  • Jo Egan

    What a brilliant idea! having seen first hand the unbelievable crowds that the poppies drew, it is great to see another attraction added to the area. Can't wait to try on my next visit to London

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