tower of london


Tower of London

28-31 October, 4 - 7 November 2015

It’s after dark. The Tower of London is off limits to visitors, to normal visitors… Not to you, Operative 341.

NIGHTWATCHERS is an immersive night-time experience at the Tower of London, directed by award-winning digital theatre company ANAGRAM.

Step into a shadowy world of state surveillance, where messages and phone calls lead you around one of our most notorious prisons; this is your induction into the art of covert investigation. The story dips between contemporary London and the most dramatic years of the Elizabethan secret service.  Faith, violence and the invisible lines between truth and justice collide, and you must find your way guided by the stories of code-breakers, law enforcers and radical religious extremists.

In a climate of global insecurity, NIGHTWATCHERS asks where is the line between security and oppression? Who watches the watchers?

Information and booking: [Please note dates and prices are only applicable to 2015] Running time approx. 45mins. Ages 16+. Tickets from £16-20. Timed entry slots run every half an hour from 18.15 – 20.15.  This event involves using steps around the historic site and is, unfortunately, therefore not suitable for wheelchair users or for people with limited mobility. Advance booking essential.  For further information visit

Notes to editors

For further information or images please contact Cat Steventon in the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 020 3166 6166 or email

ANAGRAM is an award-winning creative digital company based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, with a talent for producing compelling and thought-provoking work that seamlessly brings together the physical and digital world.  Their experiences use extraordinary true stories to interrogate the questions that lie at the heart of what it means to be human. ANAGRAM were awarded the Storyscapes prize for best interactive work at Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 for their immersive documentary Door Into The Dark.

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. With the exception of Hillsborough Castle, 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. Historic Royal Palaces cares for Hillsborough Castle under a separate contract with the Northern Ireland Office.

Registered charity number 1068852.

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