competition to celebrate window views and energy efficient glazing finds its winner in spectacular glass walkway high above the River Thames

At the end of October, voting closed in the national round of the Window with a View competition. With an outstanding shortlist made up of 11 finalists, including Cloud 23 in Manchester and Dolbadarn Castle in Wales, an incredibly close public vote revealed Tower Bridge in London as the winner of this year’s competition.

Despite some fierce competition from runners up The Lighthouse, Glasgow, and Emirates Spinnaker in Portsmouth, the stunning view from London’s Tower Bridge eventually took the national crown.

Tower Bridge’s Window with a View-winning glass floor is 11 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and made up of laminated glass panels weighing 530kg each.

There’s one on each of the attraction’s high-level walkways, overlooking one of the most famous bridges in the world but also providing a spectacular bird’s eye view of London life from above the River Thames.

James Lee, GGF Group Director of Marketing and Communications, presented the national award and commented:

“Many congratulations to Tower Bridge on winning the Window with a View 2017 competition. The glass walkway has not just made for a stunning image of glass architecture but it is also a great advert for the performance of laminated glass.”

In just its second year, the Window with a View competition has gathered real momentum and has now become an excellent feature on the GGF’s consumer website – which this year has attracted almost two hundred thousand unique users.

About the Window with a View competition

With the Window with a View competition, celebrates the UK’s most spectacular views and promotes the benefits of modern, clear and energy efficient glazing both in the home and out of it.

Since February, people working in and visiting tourist attractions and public buildings had been encouraged to submit photos of their favourite views through windows across the UK on

A judging panel of industry experts from the worlds of architecture, tourism, photography and art then selected the four best views from each region, which went on to a final public vote to find the overall winner.