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 January
  • Sunday 21 February
  • Saturday 26 March

About the Tours

A British Sign Language interpreter is available from 10.30 to 16.30 on each of the above dates. We work with qualified guides Laurence Pass and Demelza Northover.

Our BSL interpreter will meet guests at the Welcome Centre at 10.30 and 14.00. Suggested arrival time at the Welcome Centre is 10.15 and 13:45.

Our 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 the Welcome Centre, located on Tower Hill, about where to locate our BSL interpreter if you arrive later in the day. Alternatively, other admissions staff and warders inside the Tower can 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:
Visitor Services Department
HM Tower of London 
London 
EC3N 4AB

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

Textphone: 18001 020 3166 6266

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, 1920KB)

    Tower of London
    (Adobe PDF, 199KB)

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