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

Ice skates silhouetted against the White Tower

Tower of London ice rink

23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)

Skate at London's most dramatic ice rink at the fortress beside the Thames — an unforgettable setting, day or night.

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

A Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.
Tours and talks

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with exclusive after-hours access.

Selected Sundays in November-April

Tower of London


Two medieval knights in civilian clothes talking in the Medieval Palace. In the background, two medieval ladies are in conversation.
Highlights Families

Step back seven hundred years in time and into the palace of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots.

29 October - 23 December 2018

Tower of London

11:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:30

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

What's included in your Tower ticket

Explore the Tower of London as a fortress, palace and prison with your day admission ticket.

Guy Fawkes stand in front of Tudor buildings at the Tower of London

Prisoners season at the Tower

Discover the remarkable stories of the Tower's most notorious prisoners, including Guy Fawkes, Sir Walter Raleigh and Anne Boleyn.

Support us

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

Yeoman Warder speaking to visitors at the Tower

Members go free

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

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

Leave a Legacy

Large or small every legacy is important to Historic Royal Palaces and makes a real difference to our work.

Volunteer with us

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