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

Updated 29 May. In line with government guidance, our palaces remain closed. We are working on detailed plans to safely re-open our sites, starting with our outdoor spaces. Thank you for your patience. Read our statement

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).

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

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Explore the Tower

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.

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Tower of London

Tours usually begin every hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

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.

Daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

More about 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.

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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

Blog: The Tower of London: a thousand years of resilience and strength (part 2)

The Tower of London has witnessed some of our nation’s most testing moments and we explore some of these trials in our blog article.

Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula

Anne Boleyn

Anne was executed on Tower Green on 19 May 1536 and is buried at the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula (pictured). 

Henry VIII married Jane Seymour 11 days after Anne's execution.

Read Anne Boleyn's story.

Painting of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell served as Henry VIII of England’s 'most secret and dear counsellor' before his execution on 28 July 1540.

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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.

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