Tower facilities

Practical information for your visit

Practical information for your visit

Updated 29 May. In line with government guidance, our palaces remain closed. We are working on detailed plans to safely re-open our sites, starting with our outdoor spaces. Thank you for your patience. Read our statement

Maps and What's on today

Maps and what's on today leaflets ('Today at the Tower') are available on site, or you can print both 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 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 Tower ladies toilets, behind the Jewel House
  • Brick Tower accessible toilets, behind the Jewel House (unisex)
  • Near the Salt Tower (unisex)
  • Cradle Tower ladies toilets

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.


Fully accessible:

  • Behind the Jewel House

Limited access for disabled visitors:

  • Cradle Tower


Audio guides

Discover the Tower with one of our audio guides. 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.  A family tour is also available.

Audio guides can be booked in advance when you buy your ticket online or purchased on the day.

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

Learn more

Audio guide prices

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

Type Individuals Groups (15+)










Family group


Child: 5 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 65s and disabled visitors.
Family group: 2 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.


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 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.
A visitor uses the audio guide outside the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
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

Separate ticket

Two medieval knights, in civilian clothes, talk in the Medieval Palace
Things to see

Step inside the luxurious lodgings of two kings, meticulously re-created in the Medieval Palace at the Tower of London.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The backs of six soldiers from the Irish Guards are shown whilst walking.
Things to see

Marvel at the guards protecting the Crown Jewels. See the sentries posted outside the Jewel House and The Queen’s House.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)