London's iconic Tower Bridge celebrates 120th birthday
To mark its 120th birthday on Monday, London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been festooned with blue and white balloons and ticket prices have been dropped to £1.20.art and culture Updated: Jul 01, 2014 15:13 IST
To mark its 120th birthday on Monday, London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been festooned with blue and white balloons and ticket prices have been dropped to £1.20.
The special edition commemorative tickets are replicates of the original invite to the opening ceremony in 1894 -- and at £1.20 (about $2.05 or €1.50) cheaper than the normal rates at £9 (about $15.30 or €11.20) for adults.
For the occasion, the Guildhall Art Gallery in London will host a second run of the exhibit “Tower Bridge: A Celebration of 120 Years” in the fall after taking a hiatus in the summer.
The exhibit will feature etchings, paintings, and memorabilia of the tower’s evolution and run September 12 to January 5, 2015. For a preview, check out the gallery’s Pinterest page.
The year 2014 also marked the milestone of another famous European landmark: the Eiffel Tower feted its 125th birthday this spring.
Busting a myth: Contrary to popular belief, the nursery rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down," has nothing to do with the Tower Bridge.