- Access to wall walk and panoramic views of the Tower, Tower Bridge and the River Thames
- Magnificent vaulted tower
St Thomas’s Tower
- Edward I’s bedchamber, re-created as it might have looked in the 13th century
- Reception area in the west side of the tower highlights architectural techniques used since the Tower of London was first built
- Available May through September
Both the Wakefield Tower and St Thomas's Tower are perfect summer evening venues for a reception and dinner. With easy access to the wall walk, they provide spectacular panoramic views of the Tower and London.
A little history of the space…
St Thomas's Tower, the Wakefield Tower and the Lanthorn Tower lay at the heart of the medieval royal lodgings built by Henry III (1216-72) and his son Edward (1272-1307) at the Tower. Today they are known collectively as the Medieval Palace, and are the surviving examples of royal lodgings at the Tower of London.
The wall walk between the Wakefield and Lanthorn Towers overlooks the Inmost Ward, where once the Great Hall and kitchens of the palace stood.
In St Thomas’s Tower, the bedchamber of King Edward I has been reconstructed, complete with a bed large and grand enough for the monarch known as ‘Edward Longshanks’.