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. Get up close to the Crown Jewels in the year of the Platinum Jubilee, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.

01 June - 18 September

Tower of London Superbloom

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Superbloom

01 June - 18 September

Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen at the Tower of London, and see the historic moat transformed into a beautiful new naturalistic landscape. See the flower display evolve into new colours and scents over the course of the summer creating a wonderful sensory experience for visitors.

Pre-booking essential.

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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)

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)

Visitors on a Yeoman Warder tour Spring 2022
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)

Tower of London Superbloom flowers in the moat
Things to see Families

See the Tower of London’s iconic moat as a beautiful, new naturalistic landscape in celebration of HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.

01 June to 18 September 2022

Tower of London

Separate ticket

Yellow flowers in the moat
Things to see Tours and talks

Tours for blind and visually impaired visitors and quiet sessions aimed at those living with or caring for someone with Autism, or those who have any other sensory needs.

12 July, 10 August 2022

Tower of London

Separate ticket

Illustrated image of an explosion against a red background and the title 'The Gunpowder Plot' in black letters sits in the centre of the image.
Events Families

Journey back in time to unmask the mysterious figures behind the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with a new immersive experience by Layered Reality™ inside the Tower Vaults.

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Tower of London

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Photo of the Imperial State Crown

The Crown Jewels

Discover the world-famous collection of treasures including more than 100 objects and over 23,000 gemstones.

A low angle view of the White Tower framed against a blue sky. Looking north, October 2009.

The White Tower was begun in the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-87) and completed by 1100. The fortress was originally faced with huge blocks of pale marble-like Caen stone imported from Normandy. In 1636-8 the external appearance of the White Tower was significantly altered with the replacement of much of its cut-stone work and window surrounds with Portland stone. 

The primary role of the White Tower was as a fortress and stronghold but it also served as a royal residence and as the setting for major governmental and ceremonial functions.

Become a custodian of British History

Sponsor a stone in the iconic White Tower at the Tower of London. Looking for that extra special gift? Sponsor a stone for a friend or loved one, giving them something uniquely personal.

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Selection of Superbloom products

Browse our online shop

Discover our vibrant collection of commemorative souvenirs and practical accessories inspired by the Superbloom display. 

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Soldier encampment in the east moat, with a distant view of Tower Bridge. The moat was used for encampment on many occasions; these may have been the quarters of soldiers required for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 1897.

9 surprising facts about the Tower of London Moat

The Tower of London Moat wasn’t always the dry ditch that it is today. Did you know it was once filled with fish? Or that it has been used as an allotment? Here are 9 surprising facts about the moat at the Tower of London.

Queen Elizabeth II meets an enthusiastic crowd at St Katharine's Dock near the Tower of London, one of the stops on her Silver Jubilee river progress from Greenwich to Lambeth.

A History of Royal Jubilees

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we look back at the history of royal jubilee celebrations through the ages.

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

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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.

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There's never been a better time to join Historic Royal Palaces and begin sharing days out with friends and family at some of the UK's most iconic palaces.

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