Prisoners season

Discover the remarkable stories of the Tower's most notorious prisoners this autumn.

Discover the remarkable stories of the Tower's most notorious prisoners this autumn.

Walk in their footsteps

Explore the Tower of London as a prison, alongside our other attractions, with your day admission ticket.

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Explore the Tower of London as a prison

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

Elizabeth Barton and Alice Wolfe, imprisoned in the Tower of London under Henry VIII, 1533
Highlights Things to see

Meet two of the Tower's prisoners in the turbulent times of King Henry VIII. Listen to their stories and decide if you should help them escape.

01 September - 19 October 2018

Tower of London

11:00, 13:00 and 15:30

Live Interpreter dressed as Sir Walter Raleigh stood on Tower Green.
Families Highlights

Meet Sir Walter Raleigh in a live performance and family activities to mark the 400th anniversary of his execution

20 October - 28 October 2018

Tower of London

Live performances at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00

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 daily

Tower of London

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 daily

Tower of London

A Yeoman Warder adjusts his medals on his bright red traditional uniform
Tours and talks Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes

Tower of London

1 hour. Last tour of the day starts 15:30 (summer)

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

Special events

Tickets to our special evening events are separate to your day admission ticket and can be purchased using the links below.

Male participant from the Nightwatchers experience walking through the Tower of London at night
Events

Hear how Colonel Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels in an evening of live storytelling.

27 September 2018

Tower of London

19:15-20:45

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

19:00

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

The Tower as a prison

Although the Tower wasn’t built as a prison, hundreds of people were incarcerated here.

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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