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With London’s defining landmark only 126 years old, the many staff, engineers and visitors today are a key part of its history. A source of inspiration for many, Tower Bridge is not just a place to visit with family and friends, but has often played a starring role in artworks, films and even personal histories across its lifespan.


Have you never been and always wanted to see it? Or does it remind you of your favourite film or TV series? Perhaps you have an ancestor who worked or lived around it? Tell us your story, share your fondest memory of Tower Bridge on social media by using #MyTowerBridge.

23 artworks
  • A Flying Bomb over Tower Bridge 1944–1945
    Frederick T. W. Cook (1907–1982)
    Oil on canvas
    H 39.3 x W 49.5 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    A Flying Bomb over Tower Bridge
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Tower Bridge
    Eric Atkinson (b.1928)
    Oil on board
    H 90.5 x W 73.5 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Tower Bridge
    © the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Tower Bridge
    George Hann (1900–1979)
    Oil on board
    H 46.5 x W 66.5 cm
    University College London Hospitals
    Tower Bridge
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: University College London Hospitals

  • Tower Bridge, London
    Harold Workman (1897–1975)
    Oil on canvas
    H 65.2 x W 96.2 cm
    Gallery Oldham
    Tower Bridge, London
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Gallery Oldham

  • The Bottom Line 1986
    Mark Wallinger (b.1959)
    Oil on board
    H 122 x W 99.5 cm
    British Council Collection
    The Bottom Line
    © Mark Wallinger. All rights reserved, DACS 2021 . Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • Tower Bridge, London 1953
    Eric Atkinson (b.1928)
    Oil on canvas
    H 99 x W 125 cm
    Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service
    Tower Bridge, London
    © the artist. Photo credit: Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service

  • View on the Thames (Tower Bridge from the Pool of London) c.1930
    Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889–1946)
    Oil on board
    H 40 x W 50 cm
    The Royal Institute of British Architects
    View on the Thames (Tower Bridge from the Pool of London)
    Photo credit: RIBA Collections

  • The Pool of London and Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe 1976
    David R. Thomas (1916–1990)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 122 cm
    Government Art Collection
    The Pool of London and Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Tower Bridge 1939–1946
    Eve Kirk (1900–1969)
    Oil on canvas
    H 84 x W 63.5 cm
    The National Archives

  • Tower Bridge
    James Page-Roberts (b.1925)
    Oil on canvas, mounted on board
    H 61 x W 122 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Tower Bridge
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • The Thames, Early Morning c.1954
    Eric Atkinson (b.1928)
    Oil on board
    H 90.2 x W 69.9 cm
    Roebuck Collection
    The Thames, Early Morning
    © the artist. Photo credit: Roebuck Collection

  • Tower Bridge 1933
    Duncan Grant (1885–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 50.8 x W 61 cm
    Glasgow Museums
    Tower Bridge
    © Estate of Duncan Grant. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

  • The London Toile 2005
    Timorous Beasties (active since 1990)
    Hand screen print on linen
    H 142 x W 204.7 cm
    The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
    The London Toile
    © Timorous Beasties. Photo credit: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

  • Tower Bridge, London 1960
    Bill Culbert (1935–2019)
    Oil on board
    H 111.8 x W 116.2 cm
    Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
    Tower Bridge, London
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

  • Tower Bridge, London c.1905
    Frank Brangwyn (1867–1956)
    Oil on canvas
    H 64 x W 77 cm
    City of London Corporation
    Tower Bridge, London
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: City of London Corporation

  • Tower Bridge, London
    Eric Atkinson (b.1928)
    Oil on board
    H 120.7 x W 59.7 cm
    The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
    Tower Bridge, London
    © the artist. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

  • Tower Bridge, London: A War-Time Nocturne
    Claude Francis Barry (1883–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 73 x W 94.5 cm
    Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    Tower Bridge, London: A War-Time Nocturne
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

  • The Opening of Tower Bridge, London, 30 June 1894 1894–1931
    William Lionel Wyllie (1851–1931)
    Oil on canvas
    H 122 x W 213 cm
    City of London Corporation
    The Opening of Tower Bridge, London, 30 June 1894
    Photo credit: City of London Corporation

  • London, Inner Pool 1955
    Alan Stenhouse Gourley (1909–1991)
    Oil on millboard
    H 24.5 x W 34.5 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    London, Inner Pool
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • The Pool of London 1965
    Phyllis Nunn
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 51 cm
    City of London Corporation
    The Pool of London
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: City of London Corporation

  • The Pool of London during Dockland Air Raids, 1940
    Charles Pears (1873–1958)
    Oil on canvas
    H 101 x W 152 cm
    City of London Corporation
    The Pool of London during Dockland Air Raids, 1940
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: City of London Corporation

  • The Pool of London 1935
    Donald Chisholm Towner (1903–1985)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm
    Towner
    The Pool of London
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Towner

  • Shipping in the Pool of London 1892
    Charles John de Lacy (1856–1929)
    Oil on canvas
    H 103 x W 59 cm
    Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Shipping in the Pool of London
    Photo credit: Canterbury Museums and Galleries