Defend the Tower

Live historical re-enactment

Live historical re-enactment

When

  • Start date: 16 February 2019
  • End date: 24 February 2019
11:30, 13:30 and 15:30. Duration 30 mins.

Ticketing information

In poor weather conditions Defend the Tower will be adapted or cancelled.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tower of London, England’s greatest medieval fortress, is under attack from all sides. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies from 200 years of medieval conflict.

Will the Red Earl batter down the walls with his siege engines? Will Joanna Ferrour lead rebellious peasants through the fortified gates? Or will Sir Thomas Neville and his newly-invented cannons prove too much for the ancient defences?

Fate is in your hands to decide if the Tower will stand or fall. Will any army be strong enough to conquer the Tower?

Children dressed as knights at the Tower of London
Families Highlights

Enrol in Knight School at the Tower of London this February half term. Train to become a knight and defend the Tower from attack!

16-24 February 2019

Tower of London

10:00-16:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A young girl looks in amazement from the stone Battlements at the Tower of London
Things to see

Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see Highlights

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

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Beefeater teddy bear - teddy bear dressed in the red uniform of the Tower of London Yeoman.

Beefeater teddy bear

This 'Beefeater' bear is splendidly dressed in a Yeoman Warder uniform, standing ready to guard the Tower of London.

14.99

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration features the iconic White Tower with a silhouetted Tower raven perching at the top of the Tower.

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

This sparkling silver luxury White Tower hanging decoration is hand embroidered using the same metal thread work techniques used to sew royal dresses and finery in centuries past.

£10.99

Knight medieval goblet features intricate knight detailing and a highly detailed chain design entwined around the cup

Knight medieval goblet

Knight's medieval goblet features intricate knight detailing and a highly detailed chain design entwined around the cup.

£19.99