Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The White Tower

During school holidays we expect to be extremely busy. We strongly advise to arrive as early as possible. 


Getting here and coach parking

Lower Thames Street has a coach station with pick-up and drop-off facilities as well as four coach parking bays. A parking charge applies. To find out about travelling to the Tower by road, river and public transport visit getting here >

New for 2017!

Armoury in Action - from January the top floor of the White Tower will be transformed into a new experience for visitors.  Armoury in Action will offer a family friendly permanent experience featuring six zones each represented by a different character who will reveal elements of the Tower's long history. 

Group tours and guides

Pre-booked groups can view the Opening Ceremony from within the Tower of London. This event will ensure your visitors have a unique experience that will be well worth the early start. Other group opportunities include early morning private guided tours of the Crown Jewels, as well as early evening private guided tours with a champagne reception option.

Audio guides
Discover the Tower with one of our audio guides and experience five different tours - choose stories about the Norman invaders and the Medieval Palace. Find out more about imprisonment and execution inside the Tower and be dazzled by the Crown Jewels. 

Price: £4 for individuals; £3 for concessions and groups.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin).

To book audio guides for groups, please call our team on +44 (0) 203 166 6956 or contact

International Missions
This enhanced learning offer gives International Students a new way to explore the Tower of London. Packed with riveting tales to bring the Tower and its many stories alive, the guide will help students gain a greater understanding of the history of the Fortress and its fascinating inhabitants – from royals and rogues to ravens! The self-guided trail takes the form of a pack of cards and is available in English (PDF, 1.2MB), French (PDF, 1.2MB) and German (PDF, 1.2MB). (Please note that the English version has been written for those with a good understanding of the English language.)

This beautifully designed pack will:
• Provide a more purposeful and enjoyable visit for students
• Teach the students facts about the Tower, it’s characters and its different uses throughout its history
• Encourage group discussion and collaboration
• Suit a wide range of interests

Duration: 45 minutes – 4 hours
Cost: £2 per student (packs to be shared between three students)
Includes a teachers’ guide.

For more ideas about your day at the Tower, visit top things to see and do >




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