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Plan and book a school visit

Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources

Booking information, admission rates, what's included, term dates and useful resources

Plan and book your school visit

First, choose a self-led visit or add a session, then scroll down to book your school visit.

Already booked? Here's everything you need to know in preparation for your visit.

Bookings now open for school visits from September 2023 – July 2024.

April visits are now sold out, we ask that you only submit a booking form for dates between May-July 2024.

We have limited availability for visits in May and no availability for self-led visits in June. Best availability is on Mondays and Fridays.

Bookings are not yet open for the 2024/25 academic year, we anticipate they will open in June 2024.

Self-led visits

Available Monday-Friday during UK term time.

What's included:

  • Tower of London admission, including all visitor routes open on the date.
  • Jewel House and Crown Jewels.
  • Teacher planning passes included in your booking confirmation.
  • Lunchrooms (subject to availability) for key stage 1 and 2 groups.
  • Self-led activity trails for key stages 1-4 and international schools.

What's not included:

  • Sessions (can be booked at an additional cost).
  • Yeoman Warder tours.
  • Use of a Digital Video Guide.
Self-led activity trails

Add a session (additional cost)

Available Monday-Friday during UK term time.

Our curriculum-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring the history of the Tower to life through lively, interactive learning opportunities.

We offer a selection of sessions for UK schools linked to a range of subjects for all key stages, including SEND.

See our session pages for prices and capacities.

Choose a session

Important information for your booking

Autumn 2023 - Summer 2024

Domestic students

Under 5s/EYFS: Free
Age 5-15 (KS 1-4): £4.10
Age 16+ (KS 5+): £4.10

Tower Hamlets schools can book a self-led visit for £1 per person.

International students - including activity trail
Under 5s: Free
Age 5-15: £6.10
Age 16+: £7.70

Teachers and adults

Up to agreed ratios: Free
Adults for 1:1 assistance: Free
Additional adults: £31.00

Autumn 2023 

6 September – 20 October
30 October - 22 December

Spring 2024 

8 January – 9 February
19 February - 28 March

Summer 2024 

15 April – 24 May
3 June - 19 July

Subsidised rates are available Monday to Friday during UK term time only, not school or bank holidays. Our term dates reflect those of the local authority, Tower Hamlets London Borough Council.

Early Year Foundation Stage = 1:4 (free adult spaces up to 1:2)

Key stage 1 (age 4-7) = 1:5
Key stages 2, 3 and 4 (age 7-15) = 1:10
Key stage 5 and up (age 16+) = 1:15
SEND groups can determine their own ratios

Groups with an inadequate number of accompanying adults may not be admitted.

We ask classes to break up into smaller supervised groups whilst on site.

Book your school visit

Complete the booking request form and submit it. All bookings at the reduced education rate must be made in advance, we recommend booking at least two months in advance as dates do sell out quickly. Payment is due six weeks before visiting.

If you have any questions, wish to check availability or amend a booking request form you have already submitted please contact the schools team via email at [email protected].

Booking request form

Complete the form below to request a school visit to the Tower of London.

Schools Booking Request Form International Schools Booking Request Form

Payment and terms of booking

After receiving your booking request, if we have availability, we will email you a booking confirmation and invoice which must be paid in advance of your visit and according to our payment terms.

    • Your invoice will be attached to your confirmation email. Payment details can be found on your invoice.
    • Our preferred method of payment is by BACS. When making payment please ensure you quote your account number and your school/company name. If possible, send us remittance advice.
    • Payment is due six weeks prior to visiting.
    • Bookings with less than six weeks' notice require immediate payment. The cancellation and amendment deadline is 17:00 on the day after the booking is confirmed.
    • We regret that no refunds can be given for cancellations or amendments made less than six weeks in advance of your visit. This includes non-arrivals on the day.
Terms and conditions

Prepare for your visit

Key information and guides to support your school visit.

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