Eating

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
Interior view of New Armouries Cafe

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.

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday
    Restaurant: 11:00-18:00
    Bar: 11:00-19:00
  • Saturday - Sunday
    Restaurant: 10:00-18:00
    Bar: 10:00-19:00
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A male and female visitor are shown standing in front of the Ravens Cafe food kiosk.

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)
    Weekends only 10:30-16:00
  • Summer (March to October)
    Weekdays 10:30 – 17:00

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.

The Tower of London, looking north-west. Showing two female visitors using the digital audio guide tour devices.
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.

Daily

Tower of London

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Things to see Tours and talks

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Wednesday to Sunday

Hillsborough Castle

One tour per hour, starting on the hour (first tour: 10:00, final tour: 15:00)

Included in castle tours (members go free)

A Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.
Tours and talks

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with after-hours access.

Selected Sundays in February-April

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Our exclusive glittering and sparkling decoration of the White Tower, the centre of the Tower of London

Tower of London White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

Our exclusive premium decoration of the White Tower, the centre of the Tower of London. Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, the White Tower has now stood for almost 1000 years.

£29.99

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Words 'Tower of London' printed in red at lower edge of image.

Tower of London raven navy sweatshirt

Featuring our unique and exclusive design, our Tower of London raven navy sweatshirt will keep you warm on chilly days.

£22.99

Tower of London raven black cap featuring iconic raven design.

Tower of London raven black cap

Featuring our iconic raven design, our baseball cap would make a wonderful memento from your trip to the world famous Tower of London.

£9.99