Tower facilities

Practical information for your visit

Practical information for your visit

Maps and Daily Programmes

Printed maps and daily programme brochures (Today at the Tower) are available on site, or you can print a detailed map and programme before your visit.

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

Audio guides

Discover the Tower with one of our audio guides and experience five different tours. From the Normans and the Medieval Palace to imprisonment and execution, prepare to learn about the Crown Jewels and hear stories from our Chief Yeoman Warder who’ll tell you what it’s really like to live inside a royal fortress. Our new family tour is also available.

Blind and partially sighted visitors: please ask a member of staff at the audio guide shop for further information.

Audio guide prices

Audio guides for individuals can be booked in advance when you buy your ticket online.

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin). 

Type Individuals Groups (15+)

Adult

£5.00

£3.50

Child

£4.00

£3.00

Concessions

£4.00

£3.00

Family group

£14.00

Child: Five to 15 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult: 16 years and over.
Concessions: Full-time students (16 years and over), over 60s and disabled visitors.
Family group: Two adults and up to 3 children.

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 mainline train 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 its 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.
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

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily (State Apartments closed 26 November-07 December 2018)

Hampton Court Palace

Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

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.

£10.99

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

17.99

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.

£14.99