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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

Looking to book? First, decide if you want your school visit to include a booked session. If you do, then please visit our session pages which provide further information on individual sessions. Come back here and complete the booking request form below once you know the name of the session you would like to book and your preferred times.  

If you don’t wish to book a session, then please go straight to our booking request form below and select a “Self-led” visit.

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


Bookings are now open for school visits from September 2024 – July 2025. 

We currently have good availability for the new academic year, we advise booking early to avoid disappointment as we will sell out of most dates.

Our best availability is on Mondays and Fridays. 

School 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.
Activity trails

Sessions (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. All schools that book a session will also have opportunity to explore the site, self-led when they are not in their session/s.

Choose a session

Important information for your booking

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: £7.00
Age 16+: £7.00

Teachers and adults

Up to agreed ratios: Free
Adults for 1:1 assistance: Free
Additional adults: £31.00 (2023/24) or £32.10 (2024/25)

Summer 2024
3 June - 19 July

Autumn 2024

2 September - 25 October (Sessions start from 16 September)
4 November - 18 December (Sessions finish on 13 December)

Spring 2025

8 January – 14 February
24 February - 4 April

Summer 2025 

22 April – 23 May
2 June - 24 July (Sessions finish on 18 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. For groups with less than 10 students, we require at least 2 supervising adults.

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

For the enjoyment of all our visitors we now have a maximum group size of 150 students per booking  . If you wish to bring more students, please come across multiple dates. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss further.  

There is no minimum group number required to book a school visit, we require at least 2 adults with every booking.  

All sessions have a strict maximum capacity, please refer to the individual session pages for more information about what these are. We are unable to be exceed our session capacities. 

Whilst exploring the site, we ask  classes to break up into smaller supervised groups.

Book your school visit

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.

Preview image of timeline learning resource revolving around The Tower of London

Tower of London Learning Resources

Check out our new learning resources to support teaching for Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5.