City of London

Tower Bridge welcomes the Paralympics

Press Release   •   Aug 21, 2012 16:53 BST

Tower Bridge will be welcoming the Paralympics on Friday (24 August) as Agitos, the symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from the Bridge.

Agitos replaces the Olympic rings which hung from Tower Bridge during the Olympics and became an international symbol of the London Games. Agitos will be suspended from 24 August to 10 September.

A spokesman for the City of London Corporation which owns and manages Tower Bridge said: “The giant Olympic rings on the Tower Bridge made it an even more popular place for tourists to take, Tweet and Facebook pictures of themselves in an iconic London location. With the arrival of Agitos we are expecting even more visitors and look forward to welcoming them.”

The City of London Corporation has three roles: we support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighboring boroughs on economic regeneration and skills projects. Plus the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education, with three independent schools and three City Academies – plus a primary school and the world-renown Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London. And – with its heart in London’s Square Mile - we also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events, research-driven policies and a long-term approach. See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for much more on our uniquely diverse role, including the City of London Police.