Tower of London

Visiting Her Majesty's 1000-year old fortress without the usual crowds is the best way you can help us

Visiting Her Majesty's 1000-year old fortress without the usual crowds is the best way you can help us

During half term, the Tower of London will be open daily from 24 October - 1 November, from 9am until 5pm.

Explore London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site without the usual crowds. You'll get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before. 

You deserve a fun day out

Entertain the family with a day out at the Tower. Please pre-book your tickets (members go free).

Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran standing in front of the White Tower on a sunny day.

Inside the Tower of London series 3

Inside the Tower of London is back for series 3, Wednesdays 8pm on Channel 5. We go behind the scenes capturing an eventful year at the Tower of London.

Find out more

Explore the Tower

See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings. All other buildings remain closed. Meet our Yeoman Warders positioned along the one-way route and hear their captivating stories about the history of 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
Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

Wednesday-Sunday

Tower of London

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

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.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lucy Worsley

Gunpowder, treason and plot online talk

Wednesday, 4 November

Lucy Worsley is joined by fellow HRP curators Brett Dolman and Alden Gregory ahead of Bonfire Night, for a special talk exploring the infamous Gunpowder Plot.

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 to 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.

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

We're so happy you're open again. It was great to visit again and the staff did a fantastic job of keeping everything clean, socially distanced and everyone safe. We really enjoyed chatting to the marvellous yeoman. It was a pleasure to visit.

Rebecca, August 2020

Close-up detail of portcullis (metal bars) on a gateway at the Tower of London.

Prisoners at the Tower

Hundreds of people were held prisoner at the Tower of London including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

The Tower Moat, showing Yeoman Warder Amanda Clark fulfilling her ceremonial duty at the "Beyond the Deepening Shadow" public event. 

“Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers” was a public act of remembrance to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Each evening from 4 to 11 November 2018 the Tower moat was illuminated by 10,000 individual flames. The artistic installation included an exploration in sound of wartime alliances, friendship, love and loss. Beginning with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders, Armistice torches were lit to form a circle of light radiating from the Tower. A symbol of remembrance for the hundreds of thousands who died in the Great War.

Tower of London Remembers

Take a look back at our WWI centenary commemorations at the Tower of London.

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

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