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Defend the Tower is a costumed, live historical re-enactment. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies!

10 February - 15 April 2018

Tower of London

Families Things to see

11.30, 13.00 and 15.30 (run time 35 minutes approx.)

Experience a Members-only viewing of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

2 July 2018

Tower of London

Member only

Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

Illustration of the Tower of London with medieval knights and maidens in the foreground

Enjoy sword fighting knights, hands-on crafts, have-a-go crossbow, live performances and more, all in the Tower moat

04 August - 06 August 2018

Tower of London

Events Families

Join an expert warden on one of our White Tower tours. Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Tours and talks

from 10:45, 12:45 and 14:15

View of the White Tower exterior

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture situated right at the heart of the Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Highlights Things to see
Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis

Over the centuries there have been many battles at the Tower of London. Explore the Tower’s early years as a formidable historic fortress.

Open Daily

Tower of London

Things to see

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The South and East Fronts seen from the Great Fountain Garden. Looking north-west towards the 1864 Statue of Three Boys seen in the centre of the image.

Kings & Queens 7: Ruling Sexualities

The Kings & Queens 7: Ruling Sexualities conference will be hosted by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Winchester for its seventh edition on 9-12 July 2018. The first day will be held at Hampton Court Palace with the remaining days at the University of Winchester.