Historic Royal Palaces
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‘The Grandest House in County Down’
The history of the Crown Jewels - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.
Centuries-old traditions of the Tower of London
The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars
It is known as an infamous prison, but it wasn't built to be one
The ‘Beefeaters’ have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times
Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.
Tower of London
Allow one hour
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.
Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.
Be part of this ancient tradition, which has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.
Daily from 21.30-22.05
Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Members-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.
10 July, 21 August, 11 September, 23 October and 20 November 2022
Discover the story of the British infantry regiment from its formation at the Tower of London in 1685 to the present day.
Can't find the information you need? Browse our FAQs for details of military discount, lost property and more.
Indulge in a souvenir of your trip to the Tower, from replica armour, jewellery, clothing and costumes, there’s something for everyone in our gift shops.
The Tower of London aims to be accessible to all - find out more about accessibility for those with mobility needs or visual impairments.
Find out how to get to the Tower of London by tube, bus, rail, boat, car or bicycle with our easy-to-follow directions.
Visiting the Tower in a group? Group discounts and savings are available on our tickets for groups of 15+. Find out more and book online today.