Historic Royal Palaces
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It is known as an infamous prison, but it wasn't built to be one
Who was the real Guy Fawkes, the man behind the mask?
How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals
Luxurious royal lodgings from the 1200s
The ‘Beefeaters’ have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times
Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.
16 December 2018 and 24 February 2019
Tower of London
Free (advanced booking required)
Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.
Nivek Amichund will be talking about his role as Chief Warden at the Tower of London.
17 December 2018
Separate ticket (advanced booking required)
Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with exclusive after-hours access.
Selected Sundays in November-April
Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.
Essential information about opening and closing times for the Tower of London.
Can't find the information you need? Browse our FAQs for details of military discount, lost property and more.
Information about the facilities available to visitors at the Tower of London.
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.
Indulge in a souvenir of your trip to the Tower, from replica armour, jewellery, clothing and costumes, there’s something for everyone in our five gift shops.