The fictional feline friend residing in London favourite’s landmark, Bella the Tower Bridge Cat, returns as the star in a new adventure storybook set at Tower Bridge. Bring the story to life with the cat-acular book launch on Saturday 2 April, and the Tower Bridge Cat Book Trail running throughout Easter – open to all.
Discover the story: The Tower Bridge Cat & the Missing Button
The Tower Bridge Cat & the Missing Button is the third installment in the award-winning children’s Tower Bridge Cat book series, written by Tee Dobinson and illustrated by Steve Cox.
Buttons are disappearing all over London including the shiny silver one that opens and closes Tower Bridge. With the Lord Mayor’s Show about to start and the Bridge stuck open, can Bella solve the mystery of the missing button before it’s too late?
The tale is ideal for primary school children, or as a bedtime story for younger children. Fans may be fur-miliar with Bella from The Tower Bridge Cat, which sees the furry Londoner caught in an adventure inspired by the true story of a bus jumping over Tower Bridge in 1952. Or, the second instalment, The Tower Bridge Cat and the Baby Whale, which sees Bella return to save a baby whale stuck under the Bridge with the help of her pilot friend, Maya the Flyer.
Join the Book Launch at Tower Bridge – 2 April
The Tower Bridge Cat & the Missing Button will officially launch at Tower Bridge on Saturday 2April from 10am – 5pm. Children can become Bella’s apprentice and learn all about opening Tower Bridge. Cat-tastic activities are included in the standard Tower Bridge ticket, and include:
- The new Tower Bridge Cat Trail and Apprentice Training Record
- Book readings and signings with the author on the hour from 11am until 4pm
- Complimentary cat face painting
- Meet the book characters – brought to life with live actors
- Photo opportunities and books signings with the author and illustrator
- Complimentary biodegradable balloons
- Tower Bridge Cat newspaper special edition and cat stickers with any book purchase
- Special offers: Buy two books for £12 and three books for £18
Experience The Tower Bridge Cat Book Trail – throughout April
Launching Saturday 2 April and running throughout the month, join Bella the Tower Bridge Cat and the characters from the award-winning books as you make your way through Tower Bridge. Through ‘pop up’ graphic installations, meet The Bridge Master and Bella’s team – Hannah the Cook, Poppy the Painter and Stan the Stoker, along with the identical twins, Eddie the Engineer and Olly the Oiler, who will all help answer key questions about how and when Tower Bridge lifts. Stamp the answers in your Training Record, pass your Apprenticeship and become part of Bella’s Tower Bridge Team.
Good luck Apprentices! Suitable for ages 4+. Adults: £11.40; Children aged 5 to 15: £5.70; Under 5s and cats go free! Book tickets, purchase the book, and learn more at: https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/discover/tower-bridge-cat