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

Young boy looking towards the Imperial State Crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition

See the Crown Jewels

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

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!

10 February - 15 April 2018

Families Things to see

11.30, 13.00 and 15.30 (run time 35 minutes approx.)

The White Tower seen against a blue, partially cloudy sky on a sunny day with foliage creeping into the upper right-hand corner. Waterloo Block can be seen in the background

Hear the stories of Medieval Tower characters, find the places they mention and handle fascinating objects to unscramble their stories and win a prize!

30 March and 2-6, 9-13 April 2018



An interactive adventure at the Tower of London. Meet characters from history, explore all around you, do challenges and win badges.


Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis

Prisoners of the Tower

Discover the stories of some of the Tower's prisoners, including the young Princess Elizabeth who was imprisoned in March 1554 by her half-sister Mary I.

Inua Ellams, the Tower of London's Poet in Residence for 2018, poses at the Tower for the Confessions at the Tower series.

Confessions at the Tower

Adult storytelling performances inspired by the Tower of London.

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Photo of a little girl exploring historical objects with the help of a male member of staff at Hampton Court Palace

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