Discover fascinating stories and see iconic sights at London’s famous castle, the Tower of London, where you can explore nearly 1,000 years of its history as a mighty fortress, royal palace and infamous prison.
Marvel at the 100 objects and 23,000 precious stones that make up the Crown Jewels and enjoy a spectacular new Crown Jewels exhibition that opened in 2023. Learn gruesome tales in the Bloody Tower, meet the Yeoman Warders, walk among plants and flowers in the Moat this summer, and much more at this UNESCO World Heritage site in London.
What is there to see at the Tower of London?
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses with many tales to uncover within the ancient walls.
Explore the importance of the Crown Jewels to the British monarchy and the role the Tower plays in protecting these treasures. The gleaming objects include the Coronation Regalia from the Coronation Spoon to St Edward’s Crown. which have been used in the coronation ceremonies of monarchs for centuries, including that of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in 2023.
Be amazed by the White Tower that was initially built to deter invaders but now houses majestic suits of armour and exciting, hands-on activities for families. The Bloody Tower has an altogether more haunting history – discover murderous tales in this infamous former prison, or learn more about the Tower’s role as a place of torture at Lower Wakefield Tower.
Delve into the history of the Tower as a royal zoo with sculptures of the Royal Beasts and the Royal Beasts exhibition, and explore the Tower’s Mint exhibition and discover where the majority of the country’s coins were made for more than 500 years.
No visit to the Tower of London is complete without meeting its famous residents. Take a tour with the Yeoman Warders (also known as “Beefeaters”) and spot the ravens – legend has it, if these guardian birds were to ever leave the Tower of London, the kingdom would fall.
What’s on at the Tower of London?
From late-May to September each summer, explore beautiful blooms at the Tower Moat, as part of entry to the Tower.
In the evening, attend the historic Ceremony of the Keys, which has taken place each night for 700 years (separate ticket required).
See the spectacular new exhibition on the Crown Jewels (opened in May 2023) and discover more stories than ever before about the history and significance of the Crown Jewels.
How long does a visit take?
With so much to see and learn, you could visit for the entire day. But it is recommended to spend at least three hours exploring the Tower of London.
How can I get tickets?
Where is the Tower of London?
The Tower of London is in Tower Hill, central London.
How to get there
The closest tube station is Tower Hill (District and Circle lines), which is a five-minute walk from the Tower of London. DLR services operate from neighbouring Tower Gateway station, around seven minutes’ walk from the attraction.
Just outside the Tower of London, Tower Pier is served by river boats from various piers, including Westminster and London Eye.
A number of bus routes stop close to the Tower of London, along Tower Hill and Great Tower Street.
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- Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
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- Steps within building
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
- Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
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