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.
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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.
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.
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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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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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.
As one of the Queen’s official residences
and one of the largest inhabited castles, it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular destination with tourists.
Relish going ‘behind the scenes’ and exploring the history and stunning gardens of the real-life Downton Abbey!
Westminster Abbey was founded in 960AD by Benedictine monks and held its first coronation in 1066.