The Sixties take over Tower Bridge

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Thursday, 01 May 2014 to Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Few decades stick in the memory as prominently as the sixties. The presence of people as iconic as Twiggy, Michael Caine and Elizabeth Taylor has long since cemented this period in the forefront of the mind.

In fact, it is talent like this that a new exhibition at Tower Bridge is aiming to celebrate. Suspended 42 metres above London's most famous waterway, the event will showcase 26 large scale panels, each of which features a prominent sixties image.

Be it Twiggy's classic 1967 portrait in her classic cardigan and short haircut, or cutting edge architecture from the period, the gallery sports everything from prime ministers to pop stars and will have you harking back to this golden era.

Events that epitomise this revolutionary decade will also feature, with stunning images from the 1966 FIFA World Cup and the Aldermaston Marches offering plenty of nostalgia to discuss with friends and family.

A particular highlight is undoubtedly a rarely-seen photograph of comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, taken by producer and director Bryan Forbes as a publicity shot for his film The Wrong Box, which went out to theatres in 1966.

Each of the inspiring panels is accompanied by a detailed explanation that goes into its history and cultural impact. The text is, of course, internationally accessible with information available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Entry to Tower Bridge is priced between £3.90 and £9 for individuals, while families have access to a variety of discounts including free admission to under 5s.

After experiencing the splendour of the sixties, head to The Milestone Hotel where the decour encapsulates all the style and sophistication of this era splendidly. Guests over the age of 60 are also entitled to our Boomers discount, which allows for an additional ten per cent off the best rate available.