Tower of London

Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

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

Open daily

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.

Open daily until 20 October

35 mins

Prepare to be entertained by captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder guided tours.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes

60 mins

White Tower

At the heart of the Tower of London is the White Tower. It is the oldest part of the Tower, built to strike fear and submission into the unruly citizens of London.

The White Tower

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

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