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 London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site without the usual crowds. Get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.

An illustration featuring a hooded figure looming over the Tower of London, with a dark green background

Ghost Raiders

23 – 31 October

This Halloween, an unknown force is threatening the Realm itself! Who is it and can you stop them to protect the Tower of London?

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

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

Open

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

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

Open

Tower of London

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)

An illustration featuring a hooded figure looming over the Tower of London, with a dark green background
Families Things to see

This Halloween, an unknown force is threatening the Realm itself! Who is it and can you stop them to protect the Tower of London?

23 – 31 October

Tower of London

10.00–16.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of Christmas at the Tower with animals in the background and a Yeoman Warder at the centre.
Christmas Things to see

Discover the iconic history of the Tower of London this Christmas through the animals that once lived within these walls, with a magical, festive experience for all ages.

01 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Exterior view of the White Tower and the lawn taken from the south by the Wakefield Tower
Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White 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

Discover the Tower of London as a prison

Explore the remarkable stories behind the Tower of London's most notorious prisoners.

 

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How you can help us - Sponsor a stone

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are facing serious financial challenges which threaten our future and we need your help to support our financial recovery. We are offering a unique opportunity to become a custodian of one of the ancient stones that make up the walls of the White Tower at the Tower of London.

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.

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Christmas gifts

Discover unique souvenirs inspired by our palaces and give a gift of history this Christmas.

Browse our online shop

Edward Francis

An enslaved African who lived at the Tower of London.

John Blanke pictured in the Westminster Tournament Roll. The Roll depicts the tournament that Henry VIII held to celebrate the birth of his first son, Henry.

John Blanke

A black musician at the Tudor court.

16th century woodcut of the coronation of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. 16th century woodcut of the coronation of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon showing their heraldic badges, the Tudor rose and the pomegranate

Catalina of Motril

A Tudor servant with one of English history’s greatest secrets.

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.

Donate

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.

Children standing in front of the White Tower

Join as a member

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces and help us at a time when we really need your financial support.

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.