Tower facilities

Practical information for your visit

Maps

Printed maps are available at the Tower ticket and entrance points. You can also print a detailed Tower map before your visit.

Tower of London map

Our detailed map of the buildings, exhibitions and facilities.

Download and print

Facilities for families

Buggies and pushchairs
Parts of the Tower are not pushchair friendly due to the cobbled ground.

Buggy parks
Buggy parks are located in the following areas:

  • Next to the Salt Tower
  • Next to Middle Drawbridge
  • At the entrance to the White Tower

Baby changing
Baby changing facilities are available in the following areas:

  • New Armouries Café (unisex)
  • Brick Toilets, behind the Jewel House
  • Near the Salt Tower

First Aid/Lost Children
Instruct children to ask a Yeoman Warder for help if they are lost or in need of First Aid. Wristbands for children are available at the Welcome Centre free of charge.

Toilets

Fully accessible:

  • Near the Salt Tower
  • New Armouries Café

Limited access for disabled visitors:

  • Behind the Jewel House
  • The Cradle Tower

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Tower. Enjoy unlimited free access to the internet whilst you are visiting us.

Cloakrooms

For security reasons, we are not able to offer left luggage facilities at the Tower of London. Many of the nearby tube stations have storage space.

Visit London's left luggage guide

Clothing and footwear

Visits to the Tower will include walking on uneven, cobbled ground. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Prohibited articles

In the interest of security, visitors are admitted to the Tower on the condition that they may be searched before entering the premises. The following items are strictly banned from the Tower:

  • Weapons, including lock knives or knives with a blade in excess of 3 inches (7.62 cm)
  • Fireworks and smoke bombs
  • Pepper spray or any other articles intended to cause injury
  • Any article which is illegal to possess under UK law

Photography and filming

Visitors are welcome to take photographs within most areas of the Tower of London.

For religious or security reasons, photography is not allowed in the following areas:

  • The Jewel House
  • The Martin Tower
  • The Chapel of St. John (in the White Tower)
  • Inside the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

The photography of certain, individual items may not be allowed due to loan arrangements. Please ask a member of staff if you’re unsure.

Wedding photography
Wedding photography is exclusive to couples hiring the Tower of London for their wedding day. To find out more about hiring the Tower for your event, visit our Hire a Venue page.

Commercial photography
Requests for commercial photography, filming and sketching should be made in advance by contacting our Press Team. 

Photographic equipment
Equipment such as tripods and selfie sticks may not be used inside the palace unless arrangements have been made in advance with our conservation team.

Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes it's responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously . We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors.

Read our Safeguarding policies and procedures

Health and Safety advice

  • Our palaces are very old and have many uneven surfaces, for example cobbles, worn steps, uneven steps and slopes. Please choose footwear that is comfortable and appropriate for the conditions.
  • Some surfaces may be slippery, particularly if they are wet from rain.
  • Light levels can be low in some places, so please allow sufficient time for your eyes to adjust, particularly when using stairs.
  • In some of areas we have steep slopes and drops from height, so please be aware of these, especially if you have children with you.
  • Look out for our safety signs and follow the advice given to avoid spoiling your day.
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