His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

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Essential information for visiting the Tower safely

Essential information for visiting the Tower safely

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

Updated 10 March: The Tower is closed. Following recent government guidelines, we will be reopening soon. Please keep checking back at our website or sign up to our email newsletter for updates.

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 open :
    • Brick Tower, behind the Jewel House including disabled access
    • Water Lane
    • Changing Places  - New Armouries café building. (Access to the toilet is via radar key)
  • 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 food options to suit your taste.

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

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.

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.

Closed

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)