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.

The Ravens

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.

Windsor Castle

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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Saint Georges Chapel
Saint Georges Chapel
 

When should I visit?

The Tower is open all year round and has a changing programme of events to suit the season. Get there early to see the opening ceremony or look out for ceremonial gun salutes which take place at 13:00 sharp.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tower of London is currently operating on slighting reduced opening hours.

Summer (1st March – 31st October)

Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00-18.00

Please check back for the winter opening hours when they have been released.

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Getting to the Tower of London

The Tower is conveniently located in the heart of the capital, which means it’s served by a multitude of public transport links.

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.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also arrive by riverboat. Boats travelling from the London Eye, Greenwich and Westminster arrive at Tower Pier which is right next to the Tower entrance.

The Tower’s close proximity to other popular attractions such as the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market means that you can easily incorporate your trip into a full day’s sightseeing.

 

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Tower of London