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The Tower's Mint

Guarding the production of all the country's precious coins for over 500 years

Tower of London remembers

The First World War centenary commemorations

Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London

The ‘Beefeaters’ have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times

Lady Jane Grey

Known as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane had the shortest reign in British history

FAQs

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

Jewish Medieval History at the Tower of London

The Tower of London holds a principal place in the complex story of England's Medieval Jewish community.

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

BOOKING SOON

  • For members
  • Events

Members-Only Ceremony of the Keys

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

  • 18 August, 08 September, 20 October and 17 November 2024
  • 21:30
  • Tower of London
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see

The Crown Jewels

Discover the dazzling history of the Crown Jewels in the spectacular Crown Jewels exhibition.

  • Open
  • Allow one hour
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Tours and talks

Ceremony of the Keys

Be part of this ancient tradition, which has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.

  • Daily
  • From 21:30-22:05
  • Tower of London
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Tours and talks

Audio Guide Tour

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.

  • Available
  • Tower of London
  • Separate ticket
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  • Things to see

Battlements

Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Tower Moat

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of millions of wildflowers by journeying around the Tower of London moat.

  • Until 09 September 2024
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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FAQs

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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.

New Dress on Display in the Jewel House

In May 2024, two new items from the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection went on display in the Crown Jewels exhibition at the Tower of London. They were joined by a splendid Jewel House Warden's Uniform.

Shopping

Indulge in a souvenir of your trip to the Tower, from replica armour, jewellery, clothing and costumes, there’s something for everyone in our gift shops.

Accessibility

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

The Peasant's Revolt: The only time the Tower of London was breached

At the Tower of London, William the Conqueror’s White Tower, and the huge curtain walls of Henry III and Edward I cast a shadow of impregnable royal strength over the City. In reality, the Tower’s fortunes as a defensive castle were somewhat mixed. It depended rather upon the loyalty and efficiency of its garrison, and the stocking of its weapon stores and food larders.