Historic Royal Palaces
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How did Anne Boleyn become queen and why did Henry VIII execute her?
The ‘Beefeaters’ have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times
Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history
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?
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals
Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.
Tower of London
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower with an expert warden.
10:45, 12:45 and 14:15
Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.
Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.
Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.
Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.
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Find out how to get to the Tower of London by tube, bus, rail, boat, car or bicycle with our easy-to-follow directions.
The Tower of London aims to be accessible to all - find out more about accessibility for those with mobility needs or visual impairments.
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.
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.