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

Self-led visits

A self-led school visit to the Tower of London includes:

  • Tower admission at your allocated time slot, including all visitor routes open on the date.
  • Jewel House and Crown Jewels.
  • Self-led activity trails for key stages 1-4 and international schools.
  • Pre-visit email including two teacher planning passes.
  • Lunchrooms (subject to availability) for key stage 1 and 2 groups.

What's not included?

  • Sessions - can be booked at an additional cost.
  • Yeoman Warder Tours.


Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022

Domestic students

Under 5s: Free
Age 5-15 (KS 1-4): £4.10
Age 16+ (KS 5+): £5.70

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: £26.60

Term dates

Visits available Wednesday - Friday during UK term time.

Autumn 2021
Self-led visits available
08 September - 17 December

Sessions available
06 October - 10 December

Spring 2022
Self-led visits available
05 January - 01 April

Sessions available
05 January - 01 April

Summer 2022
We are not currently taking bookings for the summer term. Pricing and term dates will be confirmed in October 2021.

Subsidised rates are available Wednesday to Friday during UK term time only, not school or bank holidays. We are operating timed entry slots to support social distancing. School entry slots will be available from 10:15 - 13:45.

Adult to student ratios

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.

To support social distancing we will ask classes to break up into smaller, supervised groups with a maximum of 10 students whilst inside the palace spaces.

Terms and conditions Safeguarding


Our curriculum-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring the history of the palace 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.

These are available at an additional cost and each session can cater for a maximum of 35 students.

Choose a session

Visiting safely

Please read our current safety procedures for keeping you safe on your visit.

In order to best support you and your group we will also provide:

  • Essential information packs for your group leader, including the most up-to-date health and safety information.
  • Timed entry slots from 10:15 - 13:45 for your school to help you stay in your school 'bubble'.
  • Flexible booking terms, allowing you to move your visit within the academic year if needed.
  • Teacher planning passes included in your booking confirmation, to allow two teachers to visit and plan your day.

Make a booking

Bookings for autumn 2021 - spring 2022 are now open. All school group admissions must be booked in advance, we recommend booking at least two months in advance as dates do sell out quickly. Payment is due six weeks before visiting.

Quick and practical tips for your school visit to the Tower of London

Payment and terms of booking

After receiving your booking request, we will email you a 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. Extra tickets must be purchased on the day at standard group rates.
  • 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.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are able to reschedule visits to allow for local lockdowns and other challenges arising from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.
Read full terms and conditions