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

Travel disruption: Visitors affected by disruption on the rail network between 17 - 20 August will be able to enter on a later time slot if they are not able to arrive for their pre-booked entry time. If you are unable to visit, please email [email protected] with your booking reference number and a new visit date and we will amend your booking.

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.

The moat at the Tower of London filled with flowers and visitors, in contrast to the stone battlements and glass skyscrapers of the city. Sunflowers are particularly prevalent in these images, stretching above the field of flowers towards the sun.


Superbloom is the new natural landscape in the historic moat at the Tower of London. 


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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.


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.


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.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Past Pleasures actors in costume performing a live interpretation 'Knight School event, for visiting children, November 2009. (Blurred back view of children in the foreground.) (Action shot.)
Families Things to see

Join us this summer for a mini festival of fun at the Tower of London, as our muddling medieval Londoners bustle about trying to sell their wares, serve the queen and put on their pageant about the ravens and a magical giant!

01 – 31 August

Tower of London

10.30 – 16.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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)

A member of Tower of London staff signs to a visitor
Tours and talks

Tour the Tower of London with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at no additional cost.

27 August 2022

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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. 

Browse our online shop
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.

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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.

Children standing in front of the White Tower

Join as a member

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.

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

Become a patron

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

Tower of London Superbloom Glass Rooms

Book The Glass Rooms

With panoramic views of the River Thames, Tower Bridge, The Shard and the Tower of London these 12 exclusive and intimate Glass Rooms offer the ultimate dining experience.