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

A Knight and children holding swords at the Tower of London

Knight School

Come to the Tower of London this February half term and join our Knight School. Train as pages then squires, until at last you are worthy to become Knights of the Tower!

Defend the Tower is a costumed, live historical re-enactment. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies!

10 February - 27 April 2018

Families Things to see

11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 (run time 35 minutes approx.)

A Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with exclusive after-hours access.

Selected Sundays in February-April

Tours and talks

Tours take place at 19:00

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones that are still used in royal ceremonies today which reside at the Tower of London.

Open daily

Things to see

Allow one hour

Boy runs towards the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Visit 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, WW1 spies and daring escapes.

 

 

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Photo of a little girl exploring historical objects with the help of a male member of staff at Hampton Court Palace

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