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Accessibility

Committed to access for all

Concessions and carer tickets

We welcome all visitors to the Tower and aim to make everyone’s day out enjoyable.

Disabled visitors receive a concessions rate admission ticket and are entitled to bring an accompanying carer free of charge.

Please note that carer tickets can only be obtained on the day of your visit.

Access guide

Our full colour and comprehensive access guide includes detailed information, help and advice for visitors. For those with mobility requirements and wheelchair users, there is a colour map detailing routes and other useful information.

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Deaf or hard of hearing visitors

Induction loops
Induction loops are available throughout the Tower in the following locations:

  • Ticket boxes
  • Welcome Centre
  • Retail Points
  • Yeoman Warders carry portable induction loops

Switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting to activate.

Visitors with limited mobility

Whilst we strive to make the Tower accessible to all visitors, this historic building features difficult stairs and passageways where wheelchair access is restricted.

Mobility aids
A number of wheelchairs are available (free of charge) from the Welcome Centre at the main entrance. 

Virtual tours
A virtual tour of the Medieval Palace and the south and east Wall Walks is available.

Lifts and ramps
There is a lift in the White Tower which takes visitors to the basement.
Ramps can be found in the following places:

• The New Armouries café
• Near the Raven shop

Blind or partially sighted visitors

Descriptive tours
Join our expert ‘vocal eyes’ trained wardens on a descriptive tour of the Jewel House and the White Tower (45-70 minutes). Visitors should book in advance by contacting us.

Visitor Services Department:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3166 6266
Email: VisitorServices.TOL@hrp.org.uk

Handling points
Our Handling Point is located in the basement of the White Tower.
Information here is available in Braille and tactile format.

Armoury in Action
Experience history hands on with our Armoury in Action gallery. This exhibition includes many tactile elements to explore. A large-print guide to the display is also available.

Audio guides
Discover the Tower with our tour written especially for blind and partially sighted visitors. This guide is free with admission and includes a tactile map.

Magnifying sheets
Magnifying sheets are available in the Welcome Centre.

Guide dogs welcome

All recognised guide, assistance or service dogs - including assistance dogs in training - are welcome inside the Tower. Make sure they are wearing their designated jacket or lead slip. Owners should also bring the dog’s 'Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book with them.

Accessible travel

Underground, Overground and DLR
Tower Hill (Underground), London Bridge (Overground) and Tower Gateway (DLR) stations are fitted with lifts to street level.

Riverboat
The majority of riverboats now have dedicated wheelchair spaces.

Taxi, coach and car
Blue Badge allocated parking spaces can be found in the Tower Hill Coach and Car Park. The nearest drop-off/collection point is on Lower Thames Street, a two minute walk from the Tower.

Transport for London travel access

Visitors with other access needs

View our guide for parents/carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum for more information. 

Guide for parents/carers

Compiled with help from the National Autistic Society and our Access Panel at the Tower of London.

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Explore our access tours

Learn more about the fascinating descriptive tours of the Jewel House that are available to visually impaired and blind visitors.

Selected dates

Find out more about arranging a tour of the grounds with a BSL interpreter for no additional cost.

Book in advance

10:30- 16:30