Refreshments to enjoy at this famous palace, prison and fortress

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous palace, prison and fortress

We have four dining options for you to choose from.

  • New Armouries Café
  • Sargeant’s Mess
  • Ravens Cafe
  • The Wharf Kiosk

New Armouries Café

For a hearty sit down meal or if you are in a group, try the New Armouries Cafe. We offer hot meals, including our fish and chips, sandwiches, soup, salads, baked cakes and pastries, hot and cold drinks and a children's menu. Make sure you take a look around while in the dining hall as we have some historic surprises on display.

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
    Sun to Mon - 10:30-16:00
    Tues to Sat - 09:30-16:00
  • Summer (March to October)
    Sun to Mon - 10:30-17:00
    Tues to Sat - 09:30-17:00

Sargeant's Mess

Renowned chef Mark Sargeant brings modern British dining to the iconic Tower of London with this all-day restaurant and bar. British classics with signature twists are on offer, with wine, beer, seasonal cocktails or non-alcoholic refreshments available. 

Located on the Wharf this restaurant offers amazing views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames to enjoy before or after your visit. This restaurant is located outside the Tower and re-entry is not permitted with the same ticket. 

Browse the menu

We aim to have something for everyone and our menus offer delicious, seasonal, simple food served by our friendly team.

Main menu Breakfast menu
Roast dinner and gravy on a plate set at a table in the restaurant with a glass of wine and water.

Opening times

  • Monday - Sunday
    Breakfast served until 12pm
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Ravens Café

Tasty snacks on the go.

Specialising in a great selection of gourmet sausages, the Tower’s outdoor café is a great spot for a snack within earshot of the famous ravens and with spectacular views of the Tower.

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30-16:00* 
  • Summer (March to October)
    Daily: 10:30 – 17:00

 *Weather Dependant

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The Wharf Kiosk

Enjoy a tasty snack with great views of the Tower and the Thames. Our riverside café offers hot and cold drinks, great food and delicious cakes.

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
    Weekdays: 08:00–17:00
    Weekends: 09:00–17:00
  • Summer (March to October)
    Weekdays: 08:00–18:00
    Weekends: 09:00–18:00

Picnic in the Moat

In the summer months enjoy a picnic in the Tower Moat. Bring your food and a comfortable blanket from home, and enjoy this unique picnic location. 

  • Picnickers must have a valid Tower admission ticket to access this area. 
  • Access is subject to weather conditions and availability. 

Inside the buildings

To help protect our palace, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of any of the buildings except in designated areas.

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Tours and talks

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.


Tower of London

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Member only Events

As a new Member, experience an expert's guide with one of our iconic Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

21 April, 12 and 26 May, 16 and 23 June 2019

Tower of London


Free (advanced booking required)

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

Open daily

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Royal Victoria gifts

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Prices start from £3.99

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Prices start from £2.99

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