Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

The White Tower lit up at night


Murder, Myster and Intrigue at the Tower of London: Embark on a Twilight Tour this Winter!

The visitors have left and the Tower is set for twilight tours led by a world famous Yeoman Warder (Beefeater). Prepare to be intrigued by tales of some of the Tower’s infamous and past residents, of royal gossip and the secrets that have been kept within these guarded walls for centuries. This unique after hours experience within the fortress offers visitors an intimate and insightful encounter with stories best kept for after the sun has set.

Tales to discover include…


Tower Green was previously the sight of the scaffolding and chopping block which took the lives of two of Henry VIII’s six wives, and where Anne Boleyn’s beheaded form has been reportedly seen wandering

Glance upon Traitor’s Gate where some say an eery figure dressed in the uniform of a Sixteenth-Century Yeoman Warder has been seen

See the Bloody Tower  in which the two Little Princes, who died in suspicious circumstances in 1483, have reportedly been seen dressed in white nightgowns hand  in hand, before fading back into the cold stoned walls

Beware the “Phantom Bear!” - Legend has it that centuries ago this former resident of the Royal Menagerie appeared by the Martin Tower, allegedly scaring a guard so badly that he dropped dead! 





Notes to editors

Time: 19:00pm (Start)

Duration: 90 minutes approx

Price: £25.00 per person


Wednesdays: 3,10,17,24 November 2010

There are no tours throughout December 2010

Wednesdays: 5,12,19,26 January 2011 

Wednesdays: 2,9,23 February 2011 

Thursday 17 February 2011

Wednesdays: 2,9,16,23,30 March 2011

Advanced booking is compulsory. All tickets can be booked online or alternatively by calling 0844 482 7795

Please note:

Minimum age for entry is 12 years

The tour does not include entry to the Jewel House or the White Tower

This is an outdoor tour, over uneven cobbles and up spiral stone staircase, appropriate dress is advised

For further information please contact Katie Blake in the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 020 3166 6340 or email

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If there are adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain, on any of the days, the tour may be cancelled at short notice to uphold the health and safety of the Yeoman Warders and visitors.

Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.  We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.

These palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

We believe in four principles.  Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world.  Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work.      

Registered charity number 1068852


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