- See the Crown Jewels, a dazzling world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones.
- Discover the 1,000 years of history of the Tower of London on a Yeoman Warder guided tour.
- Visit the Royal Armouries and marvel at the wonderful collection of armour and weaponry.
Make your way to one of the capital’s most famous historical landmarks, the Tower of London. Home to the Crown Jewels, the Yeoman Warder, the infamous Tower ravens and many a bloody beheading, experiencing the fascinating and long history of the iconic site will leave the whole family awestruck.
Discover the many different purposes that the Tower has served, including a royal residence, a Royal Mint, a menagerie, zoo, observatory, fortress and prison. During your visit, take advantage of the free Yeoman Warder tour and listen to tales of power, intrigue, imprisonment and execution at the Tower. Aspiring historians will enjoy taking a glimpse into the torture rooms and seeing Henry VIII’s suit of armour in the Royal Armories collection.
What to know before you go
- When you arrive, please show your smartphone ticket at the main entrance gate.
- Please bring a valid ID if you have a concessionary ticket.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Tours last for one hour and begin at the main entrance of the Tower. Tours may be adapted or cancelled during poor weather conditions.
- If you select free cancellation when booking your ticket, you can cancel until 11.59pm on the day before your visit.
- Changes are not possible for this ticket.
- Some parts of the Tower, including parts of the Yeoman Warder tour and the Torture exhibition, may seem frightening to young children.
- The Tower of London is quieter early in the morning. There may be long queues during the summer months to enter.
- Last admission is one hour before closing.
- It's prohibited to eat and drink within any of the buildings at the Tower of London, apart from designated areas.
- Guide dogs are permitted.
- It’s not possible to use photographic and recording equipment or mobile phones within any of the buildings at the Tower – unless otherwise advertised.
- The Yeoman Warder Tours begin every 30 minutes from 10am on Tuesday to Saturday and 10.30am on Sunday and Monday. The last tour of the day starts at 3.30pm during the summer and 2.30pm during winter.
- Tower Hill station (District and Circle lines) is a five-minute walk away. For rail services, Fenchurch Street and London Bridge railway stations are both within a 15-minute walk.
- Bus routes 15, 42, 78, 100 or RV1 all stop nearby.
- By boat, the Thames Clipper stops at the Tower Pier.
- There is no parking at the Tower. Tower Hill car park is nearby.
Read more about the Tower of London here.