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Essential information for visiting the Tower of London

Essential information for visiting the Tower of London

What to expect on your visit

Find out what measures we are taking to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

Keeping you safe on your visit

Facilities and map

We offer all the essential facilities and tips for a perfect day out.

The Tower of London is an historic site with uneven, worn and sometimes slippery surfaces. Please take care when walking and wear appropriate footwear.

Please note there are no left luggage facilities and large bags are not permitted in the Tower.

  • Toilets including Changing Places toilet - Ground floor lobby of New Armouries building next to the café. Access to the toilet is via radar key.
  • Hand washing and hand sanitiser facilities
  • Tower map
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities

Accessibility

We do everything we can to ensure visitors with disabilities enjoy the full palace experience.

Dedicated facilities, tours and wheelchair hire are available. There are also concession tickets, with free entry for carers. Download an accessibility guide for more information.

Eating

Whether you just want a snack or fancy a sit down meal, there are different food options to suit your taste.

New Armouries Café: offering a selection of hot food, drinks and snacks.

Ravens Café: delicious snacks on the go.

Shopping

Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence and its iconic Yeoman Warders.

Our shops offer everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

For visitors in groups of 15 or more.

School visits

Bookings are now open for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Interactive and enquiry-based sessions are available for all key stages and SEND students.

A close up view of scones and cakes from the New Armouries Cafe.

Grab a coffee or snack on your visit

Enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot meals in one of our restaurants or cafes. 

The White Tower, looking north-west towards the Wardrobe Tower. Showing two young women visitors in the foreground, happily using digital video guide tour devices.

Book your audio guide

Book an audio guide tour with your advance tickets online. Listen to Yeoman Warders and curators share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of the Tower of London in our Audio Guide. 

Prices start from £4.00

A women and a young girl are shown looking at merchandise in the shop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our frequently asked questions to help with planning your visit.