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Live Interpreter dressed as Sir Walter Raleigh stood on Tower Green.
Families Highlights

Meet Sir Walter Raleigh in a live performance and family activities to mark the 400th anniversary of his execution

20-28 October 2018

Tower of London

11.00, 13.00 and 15.00

The Bloody Tower, looking north towards lattice windows. The windows are set in a white-painted brick alcove.

The Bloody Tower was built by King Henry III (1207-72) and was originally named the Garden Tower.
Things to see

Explore the most infamous prison at the Tower of London and learn about the intriguing stories that inspired its name.

Open daily

Tower of London

The Beauchamp Tower, looking south towards an arrow loop window. A large wooden cross positioned on the floor can be partially seen in the foreground. 

The Beauchamp Tower was built between 1275-81 by King Edward I (1239-1307). It is named after Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick who was imprisoned in the tower in 1397, accused of high treason.
Things to see

Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

Open daily

Tower of London

A Tower of London warden speaks to a visitor in the White Tower
Tours and talks

Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower with an expert warden.

Daily

Tower of London

10:45, 12:45 and 14:15

A Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.
Tours and talks

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

Tower of London

19:00

Chief Yeoman Warder carrying the Tower keys
Events Member only

Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.

21 October and 18 November 2018

Tower of London

21:30

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Aerial view of the Tower of London from the north, showing the White Tower in the centre of the fortress

Opening and closing times

Essential information about opening and closing times for the Tower of London.

Group visits

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.

Exterior view of the White Tower

Getting here

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

Aerial view of the Tower of London from the north, showing the White Tower in the centre of the fortress

FAQs

Can't find the information you need? Browse our FAQs for details of military discount, lost property and more.

Exterior view of the White Tower

Accessibility

The Tower of London aims to be accessible to all - find out more about accessibility for those with mobility needs or visual impairments.

Historic Royal Palace mugs on display in the Palace Shop

Eating

Take some time out from your trip around the Tower of London to grab a bite to eat at one of the kiosks, cafés and restaurants around the grounds.