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Travel information for visiting the Tower

Travel information for visiting the Tower

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Travel Disruption

Strikes on the London Overground are planned for Monday 04 March and Tuesday 05 March. Visitors are advised to check their journey before travelling. Visit TfL for the latest status updates and strike information.

The Tower is located within easy walking distance of several London Underground and national train stations including:

  • 5 mins from Tower Hill Underground station – served by the District and Circle lines and step free access to street level. 
  • 10-15 mins from Monument, Bank, Aldgate, Aldgate East London Underground stations
  • 10-15 mins from London Bridge and Fenchurch Street stations
  • 20 min from Liverpool Street station
  • 25 mins from London Charing Cross station

RIVERBOAT

You can also travel by river boatTower Pier is served by river boats travelling from various piers including Westminster and London Eye and is located next to the Tower entrance.

BUSES

Routes 15, 42, 78, 100, 343 and RV1 stop nearby the Tower of London.

All major sightseeing bus tours in London pass by the Tower of London.

TfL Journey Planner Plan your journey by Uber Boat Tfl go app

Walking routes to the Tower of London from nearby stations

CYCLE

Bicycle racks can be found behind the Tower of London shop.

An East-West Cycle Superhighway passes Tower Hill Underground station.

Please note that cycling is not permitted in the pedestrian areas of the Wharf and Tower Hill. Bicycles attached to railings in the Wharf may be removed without notice.

TfL London cycling routes and planner

CAR PARKING

Whilst Tower Hill is a vehicle-free zone and there is no on-site parking, there are some affordable parking options located close by.

Nearby car parks

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park (2 minute walk) – 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT

Minories car park (10 minute walk) – 1 Shorter Street, London, E1 8LP 

Accessible parking

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park is fully accessible with allocated bays for Blue Badge holders.

An interactive map, produced by the City of London, shows Blue Badge parking bays in the local area.

Please check our Accessibility page for more information.

Please note that the Tower is located within the Congestion Charging Zone.

COACH DROP-OFF AND COLLECTION

Coach parking is available at nearby car parks.

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park offers a coach drop-off facility free of charge if the stay is under 15 minutes.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see
  • Tours and talks

Yeoman Warder tours

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

  • Available
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

Fortress

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Families
  • Things to see

Armoury in Action

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn More

Shop online

Shop Tower of London gifts

Shop our products inspired by the almost 1000 years of history at the Tower of London.

From £2.50

Tower of London raven black t-shirt

Exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, this luxury t-shirt is inspired by the ravens at the Tower of London.

£23.00

Official Tower of London guidebook

Official Tower of London guidebook shows the many faces of the Tower from menagerie and jewel house to fortress and prison.

£4.99