White Tower tours

Come and hear from one of our expert wardens.

Come and hear from one of our expert wardens.

When

  • Open daily
from 10:45, 12:45 and 14:15

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

Built by William the Conqueror, discover the oldest medieval building at the Tower of London.

Take a closer look at the beautiful architecture of the Chapel of St John, hear how Simon Sudbury became the first man to 'lose his head' on Tower Hill and learn about some of the clever features of the White Tower that made it one of the most feared prisons in the kingdom.

Please be aware that due to the nature of some of the stories, the White Tower tours may not be suitable for very young children. Please ask your guide on the day for further advice.

Explore what's on

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

Tower of London

Things to see

Allow one hour

Explore the Tower with one of our activity trails.

Daily

Tower of London

Families
Children dressed as knights at the Tower of London

Come to the Tower of London this February half term and join our Knight School. Train as pages then squires, until at last you are worthy to become Knights of the Tower!

10-18 February 2018

Tower of London

Events Families

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The Remembrance Day 2017 official coin

The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 official coin

The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 brilliant uncirculated poppy commemorative coin is the first official coin minted by the Royal Mint to commemorate Armistice Day. The design, by Stephen Taylor, features red Flanders poppies, the longstanding symbol of remembrance and the inscription "Silence Speaks When Words Can Not".

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Prisoners of the Tower uncovers the unpublished the history of the Tower of London as a place of torture and state prison.

Prisoners of the Tower

Prisoners of the Tower uncovers the unpublished the history of the Tower of London as a place of torture and state prison.

£8.99

Action-packed children's picture book. Read about the scruffy dog who helps King Charles I escape imprisonment.

Rex and the Royal prisoner

Action-packed children's picture book. Read about the scruffy dog who helps King Charles I escape imprisonment.

£6.99