Explore our new displays including a reconstructed fighting platform on the East Wall Walk and discover what it was like to be part of the medieval garrison defending the Tower.
The Tower was known for its formidable defences, but a rabble of peasants managed to successfully attack in 1381 – find out how they succeeded in breaching the walls.
You will be watched from the battlements by a metalwork garrison. Get up close to the life size metalwork soldiers and their weapons on the wall walks inside the Tower.
We will also be opening up a medieval shooting gallery under St Thomas’s Tower for the first time. Peer through the gate and imagine what it was like to be a medieval soldier working in this cramped but beautiful space
The Tower of London isn’t just a historic fortress - it remains a working fortress today with a strong military presence.
You will see soldiers guarding the Jewel House and Queen’s House as well as the famous Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who have been guarding the Tower for 500 years.