Visit planner

Visit planner

A Yeoman Warder with a group of visitors

Things to see and do at the Tower for one, two and three hour visits.

At busy times, queues are likely to form within the Tower. If visiting during school holidays or in the summer, please allow more time to fully explore the Tower.

If you only have...

1 hour

Visit the Queen's Crown Jewels, one of the unmissable highlights of a visit to the Tower of London (20 mins).

Visit the White Tower built by William the Conqueror, which today houses displays from the Royal Armouries’ collection (20 mins).

Walk through surprisingly rich colours and comfortable furnishings of the Medieval Palace (20 mins).


2 hours

Join one of the famous Yeoman Warder tours and hear exciting tales from the Tower’s past (60 mins).

Visit the Crown Jewels, one of the unmissable highlights of a visit to the Tower of London (20 mins).

Visit the White Tower built by William the Conqueror, which today houses displays from the Royal Armouries’ collection (30 mins).

See the famous ravens next to the White Tower (10 mins).

Explore the story of how the Tower was attacked and defended in our interactive Fortress displays (10 mins).


3 hours

Join one of the famous Yeoman Warder tours and hear exciting tales from the Tower’s past (60 mins).

Visit the Crown Jewels, one of the unmissable highlights of a visit to the Tower of London (20 mins).

Visit the White Tower built by William the Conqueror, which today houses displays from the Royal Armouries’ collection (20 mins).

Experience the history of the Tower through live costumed re-enactments (timings vary, usually approximately 15 mins).

See the famous ravens next to the White Tower (10 mins).

Explore the story of how the Tower was attacked and defended in our interactive Fortress displays (10 mins).

Walk through the surprisingly rich colours and comfortable furnishings of the Medieval Palace (20 mins).

Decide who murdered the Little Princes in the Bloody Tower (15 mins).

See instruments of torture in the Lower Wakefield Tower (10 mins).

Discover the extraordinary prisoner graffiti in the Beauchamp Tower (10 mins).


More things to see and do

Enjoy lunch in the New Armouries Restaurant

Visit Traitors' Gate where prisoners accused of treason are supposed to have passed through, including Queen Elizabeth I (5 mins).

Discover the Tower with an audio guide and experience four unique and intriguing tours. Choose stories about the Medieval Palace, imprisonment, execution, and find out what it's like to live in the Tower today. 

Visit the Scaffold Site and see where seven of the Tower's most important prisoners were executed, including three queens (10 mins).

Learn more about some of the Tower's history and stories

View our Tower of London slideshow 


The Pool of London area

The Pool of London area stretches from London Bridge to just past Tower Bridge on both sides of the Thames and has a fantastic variety of top attractions for great family days out, including HMS Belfast and the Tower Bridge Exhibition.

Many of the attractions have specific programmes designed with children in mind. To help you and your family make the most of your visit to the Pool of London area, why not download a fun-packed Explore Kit, aimed at 5-11 year olds, including maps, playsheets and much more?

Download the Explore Kit (PDF)
Download the Explore Kit answer sheet (PDF)


Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

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  2. Alternatively, Adobe offers a service for converting PDFs into HTML or plain text. Access this service here


    Summer Daily Events
    (Adobe PDF, 1.16MB)

    Tower Map 2014
    (Adobe PDF, 1MB)

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