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

Explore 1000 years of history at London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. See the Crown Jewels, take a legendary Yeoman Warder tour and meet the ravens.

Enjoy a fun-filled day out

Keep the family entertained with a day out at the Tower of London. Book online to save (members go free).

Boy looks at the Imperial State Crown on a dark background

See the Crown Jewels

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

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

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

Daily

Tower of London

Tours begin every 30 minutes

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.

Daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Three suits of armour in cases in the Line of Kings Exhibition in the White Tower of the Tower of London. The two on the left were made for King Henry VIII (as a young boy and as an older man) and the one on the right was made for King Charles I.
Things to see

Marvel at the historic armour of Henry VIII, Charles I and James II in the Line of Kings at the White Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Actor and children in front of the White Tower
Families

Visit the Tower of London together with your family this autumn and meet four women prisoners locked up by Henry VIII. Can you guess their fate?

19 October - 27 October 2019

Tower of London

Drop-in activities and performances

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

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

Selected Sundays in November 2019 to April 2020

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Ice skates silhouetted against the Tower ice rink with Tower in the background
Events Families

Skate at London's most dramatic ice rink at the fortress beside the Thames — an unforgettable setting, day or night.

16 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

Tower of London

10:00-21:00 (11:00 on weekdays)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

More about the Tower of London

Yeoman Warder AJ Clark stands outside the Queen's House at the Tower of London, in uniform, for Inside the Tower of London series 2

Inside the Tower of London series 2

Inside the Tower of London is back with a second series, starting 20 August 2019 on Channel 5.

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 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.

Two Yeoman Warders stand in front of the White Tower at the Tower of London dressed in uniform

The story of the Tower of London

Yeoman Warders have been guarding the Tower of London since the Tudor period.

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.