Explore the Tower of London
From the Crown Jewels to bloody tales of torture and death, the Tower of London is bursting with history to delight and terrify visitors in equal measure.
Built in 1066, these ancient stone walls have been used as a palace, prison, royal mint, execution site, armoury and even a zoo! And now this UNESCO site is ready to welcome you.
Tower of London Tours and Tickets
Under the current guidelines, you will not be able to enter the Tower without a pre-booked ticket. These are available online where you can choose a time slot for your arrival. But don’t worry, there is no time limit on your visit.
During normal operation, free Yoeman Warder tours are available for a unique insight into the Tower’s history. They start every 30 minutes from 10:00 until 14:30. You can also book private evening tours for a truly special visit.
Visiting the Tower of London
What to see
The White Tower
Now home to the Royal Armories collection, the imposing White Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Feel like you’ve gone back in time by soaking in the powerful atmosphere and immerse yourself in the collections on display.
The Crown Jewels
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without seeing the word famous jewels that are housed inside the Jewel House. You’ll be dazzled by this priceless collection and marvel at the ‘First Star of Africa’ which is the largest cut diamond in the world.
Meet the infamous ravens and learn about the superstition which means that there can never be less than 6 guarding the tower at all times.
Getting to the Tower of London
Closest underground station
Tower Hill station on the District or Circle line is a short five-minute walk away from the entrance.
Closest train station
The Tower is just a 10-15-minute walk from London Bridge Station.
Buses that stop at the tower
No: RV1, 15, 42, 78, 100 are all within easy walking distance.. More…
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