Tower of London

Visiting Her Majesty's 1000-year old fortress without the usual crowds is the best way you can help us

Visiting Her Majesty's 1000-year old fortress without the usual crowds is the best way you can help us

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, the Tower of London will be re-opening from 10 July. Please read our visit information

There's never been a better time to explore London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. Without the usual crowds, you'll get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.

You deserve a fun day out

Entertain the family after months of being locked down. Please pre-book your tickets (members go free).

Explore the Tower

A Yeoman Warder gives a tour to a group of visitors outside the chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London
Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

From 10 July

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open from 10 July

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tower of London Deputy Ravenmaster attends to a raven with Tower Green and the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the background.
Things to see

Meet the famous ravens at the Tower of London and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower.

Open from 10 July

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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A male staff member from the Yeoman Body is shown in their full uniform/regalia speaking with a male and female visitor.

Members go free

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The White Tower exterior at the Tower of London under a blue, partially cloudy sky. Visitors can be seen exploring the grounds beneath the tower

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