Getting here

Getting here

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Find out how to get to the Tower of London by tube, bus, rail, boat, car or bicycle and download easy-to-follow directions.


By London Underground

Nearest station: Tower Hill

Directions: Use District or Circle lines to Tower Hill station. Follow direction signs to the Tower. The main entrance is a 5 minute walk from the station.

By train

Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street or London Bridge

Follow direction signs from either station. Fenchurch Street is approx a 5 minute walk to the Tower, London Bridge 15 minutes.

By bicycle

Cycle Racks are located on the Wharf opposite the Perkin Reveller restaurant.

There are three cycle stands at the Tower which are located next to the main shop.

There are a number of cycle routes throughout the area. For further information please visit the Transport for London website. Cycles can be hired for use across London - TFL information on cycle hire.

Please do not ride your bike in the pedestrianised areas.

Please do not attach bicycles to railings along the Wharf. These will be removed. Cycling is not permitted on the pedestrian areas of the Wharf and Tower Hill.

By Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Tower Gateway Station is located adjacent to Tower Hill station. Follow direction signs to the main entrance of the Tower.

By bus

Bus routes: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1

The Tower is also served by all major sightseeing bus tours.

By riverboat

Nearest river access: Tower Pier

Directions: Riverboats for Tower Pier depart from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich.

Thames Clippers' fleet of high speed catamarans operate daily with departures every 20 minutes from both London Bridge Pier and Tower Pier. Buy Thames Clipper tickets.

By car

Scalable map from Google Maps

The Tower is in the Congestion Charging Zone.

Parking near the Tower:

There is no parking at the Tower of London. The nearest coach and car park is situated on Lower Thames Street and is a 2 minute walk to the main entrance.

The car park has both lift and stairs. Pedestrian walkways are clearly marked and show the direction of exit to the Tower of London and pay machines.

Disabled provision:

There are several clearly marked bays.

Car and coach parking

The closest car and coach park is managed by Apcoa Parking UK Ltd.

For up-to-date pricing information and car park opening and closing times please contact the City of London Corporation on 020 7332 1548 or email

Travelling in London

For further information about travelling in London go to the Transport for London website:, or try the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Downloadable Resources

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    Map to Tower of London - English
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    Map to Tower of London - French
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    Map to Tower of London - German
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    Map to Tower of London - Italian
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    Map to Tower of London - Spanish
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