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

Anne Boleyn looks at the camera dressed in Tudor clothes under a gloomy sky, in front of the White Tower and Battlements of the Tower of London

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

Summer 2018

Follow the tragic story of Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower of London.

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

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.

Open daily

Things to see

Allow one hour

Illustration of the Tower of London's White Tower with food tents and displays in the foreground under a blue sky.

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

07 September - 09 September 2018

Families Events Highlights

Friday and Saturday 10:00-19:00; Sunday 10:00-17:30

Black and white photo of suffragettes

Celebrate women's suffrage with a day of workshops, crafts, stalls and cake in the New Armouries at the Tower of London.

13 May 2018


11:00 - 16:00

Buy runs towards the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Discover the stories that never got out

Over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls lie unexpected tales of lost princes, WWI spies and daring escapes.

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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