The Industrial Revolution changed the way Britain’s towns and cities looked. With more people moving to the cities in search of work, it wasn’t only houses that needed to be built. The Victorians built schools, libraries, bridges, theatres, stations, shops and hospitals.
Tower Bridge is a stunning example of Victorian engineering and is now a symbol of London. It was built between 1886 and 1894 close to the Tower of London. The lower platform, across which cars now drive, can be raised to allow tall boats and ships to pass below. You can visit the upper level today, which has a glass-bottomed walkway!