Travel options for visiting the Tower
9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
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The Tower is located within easy walking distance of several mainline stations including:
You can also travel by river boat. Tower Pier is served by river boats travelling from various piers including Westminster and London Eye and is located next to the Tower entrance.Plan your journey by Uber Boat Plan your journey by river boat TfL Journey Planner
Tower Hill station (5 minute walk) – served by the District and Circle lines
Tower Hill station has step-free access to street level.
Nearby stations (10 – 15 minute walk) – Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Monument, Bank, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street
Routes 15, 42, 78, 100, and RV1 stop nearby the Tower of London.
All major sightseeing bus tours in London pass by the Tower of London.
If you're travelling by public transport, please remember wearing a face covering is compulsory.TfL Journey Planner
Cycle to the Tower
Bicycle racks can be found at:
An East-West Cycle Superhighway passes Tower Hill tube station.
Please note that cycling is not permitted in the pedestrianised 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
Whilst Tower Hill is a vehicle free zone and there is no on-site parking, there are some affordable parking options located closeby.
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
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 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.