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

Update 27 November: In line with government guidance, the Tower of London will reopen on 3 December.

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. 

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, September 2014. Looking north towards the Sir Richard & Elizabeth Cholmondley chest tomb monument (c1522).

Christmas carols from the palaces

Join us online from the palaces for a special service of Nine Lessons and Carols to celebrate the festive season.

Explore the Tower

See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, battlements, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings. All other buildings remain closed. Meet our Yeoman Warders positioned along the one-way route and hear their captivating stories about the history of 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.

Wednesday-Sunday

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.

Closed

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

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

How you can help

With a £100 million shortfall in our finances this year, and as a charity, we have never needed your support more. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please consider supporting us or by visiting our online shop.

Crown Christmas tree decoration.

Christmas gifts and decorations

Shop our unique collection of heritage gifts and joyful Christmas decorations.

Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran standing in front of the White Tower on a sunny day.

Inside the Tower series 3

We hope you enjoyed 'Inside the Tower of London' on Channel 5, where we went behind the scenes to capture an eventful year at the Tower of London. If you missed it, catch up on My5.

Find our more
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

Escape to the past whenever you want to when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Anne Boleyn by Unknown English Artist (detail), late 16th century. Primary collection of National Portrait Gallery, NPG 668.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Bolyen, married to Henry VIII, was born about 1500 and was executed on 19 May 1536.

Support us

We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us.

Close up of conservator cleaning the workings of the portcullis inside the medieval Byward Tower. Dark room. Details of wood, rope and the metal grating.

Make a donation

Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception

Become a patron

Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.