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

King's Staircase at Hampton Court Palace

Join Lee Prosser, talking about his role as Curator of Historic Buildings,

22 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Lectures start at 12 noon

Special commemorative firings at the Tower that take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

06 February 2018

Tower of London

Gun salute begins at 13:00

Come and discuss our book of the month with other members at Hampton Court Palace.

13 December 2017. 10 January, 14 February and 14 March 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Browse more history and stories

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".

19.99

Prisoners of the Tower uncovers the unpublished the history of the Tower of London as a place of torture and state prison.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Prisoners of the Tower uncovers the unpublished the history of the Tower of London as a place of torture and state prison.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