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
Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with after-hours access.
Selected Sundays in February-April
Tower of London
Separate ticket (advanced booking required)
Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.
24 February 2019
Free (advanced booking required)
Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.
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
Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
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.
Essential information about opening and closing times for the Tower of London.
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.
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.
Can't find the information you need? Browse our FAQs for details of military discount, lost property and more.