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 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 this summer with a day out at the Tower of London. Book online to save (members go free).

Costumed interpreter dressed as John Gerard in front of the White Tower

Tower Escape

13 July - 31 August 2019

Explore the Tower, meet the prisoners who filled its cells and dungeons and try to plot your own escape.

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
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)

A Yeoman Warder adjusts his medals on his bright red traditional uniform
Tours and talks Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

Daily

Tower of London

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.
Highlights 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)

An illustration of Colonel Blood with the Tower of London in the background.
Families Highlights

Can you help Colonel Blood and his gang steal the Crown Jewels? Join in an interactive retelling of his daring escapade.

Until 12 July 2019 (not 17-23 June)

Tower of London

Drop in daily 11:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children performing at Music at the Tower festival at the Tower of London
Events Highlights

Enjoy an exciting line-up of talented young singers and musicians from schools across London performing live at the Tower of London.

Tower of London

Daily 12:00-15:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Food and drink at the Tower of London Good Food Festival 2017
Events Highlights

Join us for a fabulous food and drink festival in the iconic Tower of London moat.

13-15 September 2019

Tower of London

Friday and Saturday 11:00-18:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A male staff member from the Yeoman Body is shown in their full uniform/regalia speaking with a male and female visitor.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Exterior view of the White Tower

The story of the Tower of London

Mighty fortress. Royal palace. Infamous prison.

Support us

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

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.

Make a donation

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.

Volunteer with us

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

Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception

Become a patron

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