Tower of London

Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

Anne Boleyn looks at the camera under a gloomy sky in front of the White Tower.

Anne Boleyn Live at the Tower

5 May – 30 August 2018

Follow the tragic story of Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower of London.

Illustration of the Tower of London's White Tower with food tents and displays in the foreground under a blue sky.

Join us for a fabulous food and drink festival in the iconic Tower of London moat.

07 September - 09 September 2018

Families Events Highlights

Friday and Saturday 10:00-19:00; Sunday 10:00-17:30

A dancer (Jonadette Carpio) involved in the upcoming dance spectacle, East Wall, practices krump dance moves next to the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Join over 150 dancers and musicians as they fill the Tower's moat in East Wall, an outdoor spectacle inspired by the communities of east London.

18 July - 22 July 2018

Events

Performances will take place daily at 19:30

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

Events Families
Buy runs towards the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Discover the stories that never got out

Over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls lie unexpected tales of lost princes, WWI spies and daring escapes.

Inua Ellams, the Tower of London's Poet in Residence for 2018, poses at the Tower for the Confessions at the Tower series.

Confessions at the Tower

Adult storytelling performances inspired by the Tower of London.

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