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Essential information for visiting the Tower of London

Essential information for visiting the Tower of London

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
  • Buggy parks provided


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.


From freshly made hot meals to tasty snacks and drinks on the go, a wide selection of delicious food options are available. 

Try our delicious food options on the Tower Wharf this summer including The Reveller and The Glass Rooms, an exclusive dining experience overlooking the River Thames.


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

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 2022-2023 academic year.

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

Tower map and walking routes

Tower of London map route including entrance and exit.

Download Tower of London map Walking routes to the Tower of London from nearby stations
A close up view of scones and cakes from the New Armouries Cafe.

Discover delicious food and drink options

Enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot meals available in our cafés and restaurant. Or sample some special food and drink along the Tower Wharf this summer, at The Reveller or The Glass Rooms, with views of the River Thames.

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

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.


Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Past Pleasures actors in costume performing a live interpretation 'Knight School event, for visiting children, November 2009. (Blurred back view of children in the foreground.) (Action shot.)
Families Things to see

Join us this summer for a mini festival of fun at the Tower of London, as our muddling medieval Londoners bustle about trying to sell their wares, serve the queen and put on their pageant about the ravens and a magical giant!

01 – 31 August

Tower of London

10.30 – 16.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Family visiting Tower of London
Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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. 

Family visiting 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.

Tower of London Superbloom Glass Rooms

The Glass Rooms

This summer, if you’re looking for an extra special experience, The Glass Rooms offer a dining experience like no other. With panoramic views of the River Thames, these 12 exclusive and intimate Glass Rooms offer the ultimate dining experience.

Book now