Map of the Tower
For recommended routes and to download a map of the Tower, please click here. See if the children can work out where they are, and which areas look the most exciting.
There are baby changing facilities located in the disabled toilet in the New Armouries café. There is also a female only baby care facility in the Brick Toilets behind the Jewel House. Please ask a member of staff for details.
The Tower of London is not able to offer any cloakroom/left luggage facilities.
Clothing and footwear
Visits include plenty of walking on uneven, cobbled surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes. As you may spend a lot of time outdoors, please ensure you dress warmly in winter.
Make some noise
it's ok to talk. There are many ways to get a conversation going. What is the biggest, strangest, funniest thing you have ever seen? Don't be embarrassed about sharing your reactions. We love to hear your gasps, shouts and laughter. Don't be afraid to ask. Our staff are ready to answer your questions. Some are even fully trained story-tellers!
Take your time
There are lots of places to sit down and relax. You don't have to do it all in one day. Become family members and come back to the Tower of London and our other historic royal palaces as often as you like.
We would ask that you do not try to feed the ravens. They are large birds who are fed daily by our Ravenmaster. They can bite if they feel their territory is being threatened so please be careful!
Please be aware that parts of the Tower, including the Torture exhibition and sections of the Yeoman Warder tour, can seem frightening or scary to young children.
Parts of the Tower are not pushchair friendly and many of the surfaces are cobbled. There are several places to leave pushchairs around the Tower, however this is at owner’s risk. There is a secure buggy park next to the Salt Tower. Pushchairs are not able to be taken into the White Tower, but there is a pushchair park outside the entrance.
Set a meeting point that you can't miss. Point out the Yeoman Warders ('Beefeaters') in their distinctive uniforms and let your children know they can trust them if they are lost. Lost children are taken to the sentry box by the West Gate. The Yeoman Warders are also the people to contact if anyone requires first aid - although of course speak to any of our staff in an emergency.
Wristbands are available free of charge from our Welcome Centre on Tower Hill. Please pop in and ask a member of staff for one before you enter the Tower. All you need to do is write down your mobile number on the band and slip onto your child. We’ll use that number to help us reunite you as quickly as possible, should you become separated.
If you have any further questions about your visit, please contact us or try our frequently asked questions.