Additional information for your visit
Tickets for dates up to 31st July are available to book now. Tickets for August onwards will be released shortly.
Your ticket to the Tower of London includes:
Some of the buildings remain closed for now.
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.
Tickets for 1–16 July will be announced on 15 June.
You can arrive at any time within your chosen one-hour timeslot, so if your timeslot starts at 10.00, you can arrive any time between 10.00 and 11.00.
You can arrive at any time within your chosen one-hour timeslot, but if you cannot make this alloted time, the admissions team will try their best to accommodate you in the next available timeslot.
Please be aware that timeslots on the day may be fully booked and this cannot always be guaranteed.
Toilets are available at the following locations:
Salt Tower (male toilets)
Cradle Tower (female and accessible toilets)
All toilets have disabled access and baby changing facilities.
Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no on-site car parking facility at the Tower of London.
Blue Badge allocated parking spaces can be found nearby in the Tower Hill Coach and Car Park.
Our Wharf Cafe is open for takeaway food and drinks. The Ravens Cafe inside the Tower is open for snacks and drinks with outdoor seating and along with our ice cream kart. Our New Armouries restaurant within the Tower is open for meals.
The Tower shop, Beefeater shop, White Tower shop and Crown Jewels shop are all open. The Raven shop will be open at weekends.
In line with government guidelines, group/multiple ticket holders are required by law to visit in groups of 6 (unless they are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6).
Guided tours must be carried out by Blue Badge or Accredited guides. In line with Coronavirus restrictions, the group must consist of no more than 30 people and COVID-19 safety measures must be followed for the duration of the visit.
Face coverings must be worn in all internal spaces at the Tower, including shops and cafes.
As a member, you need to pre-book a timeslot for your visit using the Member portal. This is to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff.
If you are unable to login with your membership number and surname, try a space after your surname. It is not case-specific. If this doesn’t help, please email our team at [email protected].
Those with a registered disability are entitled to a concession ticket to the Tower of London, as access is difficult in many areas.
Complimentary adult carer tickets can be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability (such as a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass, DLA letter or PIP letter).
The access page has further detail on what to expect during your visit.
A military discount is available on the day of your visit from our ticket office. Please note that tickets will be for the next available timeslot.
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.
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.
Tickets purchased directly through our website can be shown on your mobile device or printed out.
Where appropriate – particularly where closer contact with members of the public is required – our staff will be issued with PPE, or may be working behind screens, for their protection and to protect our visitors. All staff working ‘on the floor’ will be provided with gloves and the option of using a facemask.
Your admission ticket is valid for one entry only, and no re-entry is permitted.
In order to adhere to Government guidelines on capacity within our sites, the Tower is currently operating on a pre-booked, timed ticketing basis. To guarantee admission, you must book in advance by emailing [email protected] stating your London Pass numbers, number of tickets (adults and children), and preferred date and time of visit. They will make the booking on your behalf and email confirmation within 48 hours of your enquiry. If your requested time is not available, they will book the next available time slot (within one hour of your original request). Once booked, reservations cannot be amended or cancelled. If you do not book in advance, entry on the day cannot be guaranteed.
Separate terms and conditions apply.
The 2 for 1 offer is currently suspended. In order to adhere to Government guidelines on capacity within our sites, we are currently only able to accept tickets that have been pre-booked via our website.
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.
In order to adhere to Government guidelines on capacity within our sites, we are currently only able to accept tickets that have been pre-booked via our website.
At present, we are unable to accept third party vouchers. We hope to have an increased capacity later in the year, which will allow us to accept third party vouchers.
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
Guided Tours are currently unavailable.
Blue Badge guides may guide within the Tower. Please book directly with them through Guide London.
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.
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 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.
All recognised guide, assistance or service dogs - including assistance dogs in training - are welcome inside the Tower.
Please make sure they are wearing their designated jacket or lead slip.
No other dogs are permitted within the Tower of London.
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.
To use your Blue Peter badge, please bring the badge, card and proof of age to show our Admissions team on arrival. As children are only able to use a Blue Peter badge when accompanied by an adult, please book the paid tickets you require in advance, selecting the palace you’d like to visit and clicking the ‘Buy tickets’ option in the top right corner. Whilst we cannot pre-book these free spaces, we will admit Blue Peter badge holders on the same timeslot as your pre-booked ticket(s) and will not ask your party to split up.