Discover the Tower as a prison

Explore the remarkable stories behind the Tower of London's most notorious prisoners

Explore the remarkable stories behind the Tower of London's most notorious prisoners

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Walk in the footsteps of Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Kray Twins and other prisoners of the Tower with your day admission ticket.

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All of these attractions and exhibitions are included in your Tower admission ticket. Choose an item for more detail.

The Imprisonment at the Tower exhibition in the Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London, showing three arches in the wall, a fireplace on the left hand side and a display case in the centre of the room
Things to see

Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

Open - ground floor only

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Sir Walter Raleigh's Study downstairs in the Bloody Tower at the Tower of London, showing a desk and walls with projections.
Things to see

Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A Yeoman Warder gives a tour to a group of visitors outside the chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London
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.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Wakefield Tower and the Bloody Tower Arches with visitors walking towards the Torture at the Tower exhibition.
Things to see

Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tower Green and scaffold site with the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula and the Beauchamp Tower in the background
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Enhance your visit

Make the most of your visit to the Tower of London with these optional extras (not included in your day admission ticket).

A visitor uses the audio guide outside the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
Tours and talks

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.

Available

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Notorious prisoners of the Tower

Anne Boleyn in front of the White Tower

Anne Boleyn

Imprisoned in the Tower in 1536 and executed on the orders of her husband Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn is one of the most divisive figures in British history.

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

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes was brought to the Tower as a prisoner in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot in November 1605. He was interrogated and possibly tortured in the Queen's House.

Walter Raleigh sitting in a tower as a prisoner of the Tower of London. He holds a pipe and paperwork in his hands as he looks at the camera

Sir Walter Raleigh

With the whole world to explore, this wild spirit found himself caged at the Tower of London.

What happened to Guy Fawkes?

Learn more about what happened within these walls after the Gunpowder Plot was discovered in this short video tour with Yeoman Warder Simon Dodd.

A Yeoman Warder is shown in their full uniform speaking to a group of visitors.  One arm is raised.

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Your Tower of London admission ticket gives you entry to all public areas of the Tower of London, including the Crown Jewels, White Tower, battlements and the iconic Yeoman Warder tours.

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