British Sign Language activities

British Sign Language activities

BSL tour of the Tower of London

You are invited to discover a thousand years of history at this ancient and powerful fortress. Our trained BSL interpreter will guide you around for the day. All you need to do is book a place on one of the pre-arranged dates.

The BSL tours are included in general admission price and pre-booking is advised.

Available dates

  • Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 August*
  • Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 September*
  • Saturday 18 or Sunday 19 October*
  • Saturday 15 or Sunday 16 November*
  • Sunday 28 or Monday 29 December*

*please contact us with your preference

About the Tours

A British Sign Language interpreter is available from 10.30 to 16.30 each day.

The BSL interpreter will meet guests just inside the main entrance (West Gate) of the Tower at 10.30 and 14.00 after the ticket checking and bag search area. Please allow adequate time, particularly at holiday and busy times to enter the Tower. Suggested arrival time at main west gate entrance 10.15.

The BSL interpreter will be wearing a bright blue high visibility vest, with 'BSL interpreter' on the back. They will wear a grey badge with the BSL symbol.

Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group needs.

BSL interpreters can follow the Tower's daily guided tours, any historical re-enactments as well as visit any other attractions within the Tower.

We advise consulting staff at Welcome Centre, located on Tower Hill about where to locate the BSL interpreter if you arrive later in the day. Alternatively other admissions staff and warders inside the Tower will assist in locating the interpreter.

For further information please consult our comprehensive access guide below. The guide includes detailed information and advice for visitors with disabilities. For those with mobility requirements and wheelchair users, there is a colour map detailing routes and other useful information. 

Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to arrange a date specific to their group. We can accommodate this, although flexibility of date would be useful.

The Tower of London reserves the right to move or cancel planned BSL interpreter dates at short notice, although we will endeavour to avoid this wherever possible.

How to book

Please contact us on the contact details below, stating your choice of date, number of places required and your name and contact details.

Contact details:
Emma Whiteway
Visitor Services Co-ordinator
HM Tower of London 
London 
EC3N 4AB

T: +44 (0)20 3166 6266
F: +44 (0)20 3166 6265
emma.whiteway@hrp.org.uk

Textphone: 18001 0844 482 7777

Tower of London Access Guide

Please view our full colour and comprehensive access guide. Please click on the PDF file at the bottom of this page. The guide includes detailed information and advice for visitors with disabilities. For those with mobility requirements and wheelchair users, there is a colour map detailing routes and other useful information.  

Visitor information in British Sign Language

For visitor information in British Sign Language, including information on access, getting to the Tower of London and opening times, click on the link below:

Video: Visitor information on the Tower of London in British Sign Language


Downloadable Resources

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    Tower of London Access Guide
    (Adobe PDF, 1.96MB)

    Tower of London
    (Adobe PDF, 207KB)

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