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

05 May – 30 August 2018

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

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

Allow one hour

Dancers jump in various poses in front of the White Tower at the Tower of London
Events Highlights

Storm the Tower along with more than 150 performers for a spectacular collision of music and dance this summer, inspired by the communities of East London.

18 July - 22 July 2018

Daily at 19:30

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

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

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

Tower of London Food Festival

07-09 September 2018

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

The White Tower of the Tower of London at night

Pride, Power and Politics LGBT+ tour

15 July 2018

Join us as we uncover the LGBT+ stories of the Tower's past and bring them to life on this after-hours guided tour.

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