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, hurry to the New Armouries Cafe. We have sandwiches, hot meals, salads, baked goods and a children’s offer, as well as hot and cold drinks. 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, bar and deli. 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

Hear the ravens and take in the breath-taking sights while enjoying our refreshments in the ambience of the Tower's outdoor cafe. An assortment of drinks as well as delicious gourmet sausages and snacks are available. 

The Wharf Kiosk

Our riverside café is the perfect place for a coffee and cake, a light snack or a drink. Located on the wharf with unbelievable views across the River Thames.

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.


Tower of London

Children dressed as knights at the Tower of London
Events Families

Enrol in Knight School at the Tower of London this February half term. Train to become a knight and defend the Tower from attack!

16-24 February 2019

Tower of London


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Blind person using the audio tour sat in the Processional Route.
Tours and talks

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration features the iconic White Tower with a silhouetted Tower raven perching at the top of the Tower.

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

This sparkling silver luxury White Tower hanging decoration is hand embroidered using the same metal thread work techniques used to sew royal dresses and finery in centuries past.


Tower of London letters black t-shirt, 100% cotton

Tower of London letters black t-shirt

This stylish Tower of London themed black college t-shirt is a perfect memento of your visit to the Tower. Available in small to XXL


Royal Beasts Unicorn tree decoration is beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background

Royal Beasts Unicorn tree decoration

The Unicorn is a legendary animal that resembles a white horse with a spiralling horn and is one of the most important imaginary animals of the Middle Ages in which it was a symbol of purity and grace.