Additional information for your visit
Those with a registered disability are entitled to a concession ticket to the Tower of London, as access is difficult in many areas. You would also be entitled to a free carer ticket, which can only be collected from the ticket kiosks or Welcome Centre on the day of your visit, after showing proof of disability (such as a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass or DLA letter). The access page has further detail on what to expect during your visit.
You are entitled to a discounted ticket if you hold a valid military ID card (MoD Form 90). You are required to show this ID on site to validate the discounted rate, and you cannot pre-book. The discount for individual tickets is for the cardholder only. Discounted family tickets are also available when at least one of the adults attending is a military cardholder.
You are permitted to spend as much time as you like within the Tower of London during opening hours on the date of your booking. You could spend the entire day at the Tower if you wanted a detailed visit, but we recommend allowing at least three hours, dependent on queues.
Your admission ticket is valid for one entry only, and no re-entry is permitted.
The Tower of London is a fortress, and has limited entry points. There is no fast track entry option and an element of queuing is to be expected on most days. All visitors are required to undergo a bag check before gaining admission. There may also be additional queuing for popular exhibitions once inside the Tower on busy days.
These promotions can only be used to buy tickets on the day of your visit on site. Tickets cannot be purchased through our website. Separate terms and conditions apply - please check the relevant websites for more details.
For more information on days out and attractions in London, please visit daysoutguide.co.uk.
Historic Royal Palaces are not part of the Tesco days out token scheme.
Any third party vouchers must be printed prior to your arrival, and they must be redeemed at the Group Ticket office, where they will be exchanged for a ticket. The voucher must still be valid on the date of your visit. Separate terms and conditions apply. Please contact the company you booked through directly for more details.
Print-at-home tickets must be in physical form in order to be valid. If you do not have access to a printer, please locate an internet café or shop that may print it for you.
Only those named on the membership account can use a membership card to gain admission. If you are visiting with a friend who is not a member, they will be required to purchase a ticket. If you hold a joint or family membership the same terms and conditions apply, and only those named on the account will be granted admission using the card.
For security reasons, we are not able to offer left luggage facilities at the Tower of London. Please find alternate arrangements for large bags. Rucksacks are to be kept with you at all times during your visit, and all bags will be subject to a security check prior to gaining admission.
To find out the nearest left luggage facility, please visit https://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/essential-information/baggage-left-luggage
Only Blue Badge guides may guide within the Tower. Please book directly with them through Guide London.
Your individual admission includes a Yeoman Warder tour. These tours cannot be pre-booked – you simply join one once on site, but please note they can be popular, so you will be with other visitors. Groups are not permitted to join a Yeoman Warder tour.
Tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys are free of charge, but must be booked online. Most dates are sold out many months in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you lose something during your visit, please contact the nearest member of staff. All lost property is held by Business Reception. Alternatively, contact Visitor Services on VisitorServices.TOL@hrp.org.uk and we’ll do our best to try to reunite you with your property.
You are welcome to take non-commercial photographs (without the use of flash) within most of the palace with the exception of the Jewel House, the Martin Tower, the Chapel of St. John (in the White Tower), inside the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula and some temporary exhibitions. Some additional items or imagery may be prohibited from being photographed and this will be clearly signposted. Ask a member of staff if you are unsure. The use of tripods and selfie-sticks is prohibited. Images of the palace are available for sale from our Photographic Library. Requests for commercial photography, filming or sketching should be made in advance with our Press team.
Wedding and engagement photography is available exclusively to our brides and grooms.
There is no specific dress code for visitors to the Tower of London. We do ask that you dress respectfully as families are likely to be present. If there are offensive slogans or other clothing items deemed to be inappropriate, you may be approached by a member of staff and asked to address this. Where this is not possible, you may be asked to use your tickets on an alternative day. We ask that visitors do not dress in historical costume.
Dogs are not permitted within the Tower of London unless they are registered assistance dogs. Even small dogs are not permitted. All registered assistance dogs, even those in training, are welcome - please bring the dog’s 'Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book (or the appropriate international equivalent) with you.
We do not hold any detailed information at the Tower. Most records are held at the Public Record Office in Kew. You may also consult the Family History section of The National Archives.
As Historic Royal Palaces is a charity, we receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. We are unable to support other fundraising activities with complimentary tickets.
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