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Essential information for visiting the Tower safely

Essential information for visiting the Tower safely

Update 5 November: In line with government guidance, the Tower of London will be closed until 2 December. Please read our FAQs

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

Visit essentials

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 open :
    • Brick Tower, behind the Jewel House including disabled access
    • Water Lane
  • Hand washing and hand sanitiser facilities
  • Tower map
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • No left luggage 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 options to suit your taste.

The Wharf Kiosk: Snack by the river

Ravens Cafe: Snacks inside the Tower

 

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

Due to COVID-19, our school programmes have changed. The Tower of London will be open for school visits from January 2021. Bookings will open from 16 November 2020.

You can include special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Discounted entry for groups of 15 or more, on-site supervision and meal deals are also available.

Toy teddy bear in Beefeater uniform

Shop online

You can shop online for all your Tower gifts and souvenirs or Christmas presents.

We're Good to Go' industry standard mark logo 2020

Questions?

We hold the industry standard, 'We're Good to Go' for the Tower of London which means we follow government and industry guidelines for social distancing and cleanliness. See our frequently asked questions about how to book, social distancing measures, hand washing facilities and more.

The ravens have missed you! Raven Gripp talks about what they have been doing during lockdown and why they are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

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

Closed

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Three suits of armour in cases in the Line of Kings Exhibition in the White Tower of the Tower of London. The two on the left were made for King Henry VIII (as a young boy and as an older man) and the one on the right was made for King Charles I.
Things to see

Marvel at the historic armour of Henry VIII, Charles I and James II in the Line of Kings at the White Tower.

Closed

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Tower of London Deputy Ravenmaster attends to a raven with Tower Green and the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the background.
Things to see

Meet the famous ravens at the Tower of London and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)