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Travel information for your visit to the Tower of London

Travel information for your visit to the Tower of London

Plan Your Journey

Tower of London

Please visit the TfL website for up to date travel information to ensure a smooth journey to the Tower of London. 

Transport for London - journey planner

Travel disruption

Where possible, we aim to give notice of local events that may disrupt your travel to the Tower of London.

London Marathon - 28 April 2019

08:00 – 19:00 - Road closures on Tower Bridge, Upper and Lower Thames Street, Byward Street, Tower Hill, East Smithfield and The Highway will affect vehicle access to the Tower of London. Pedestrian access will be possible from Tower Hill tube station via the underpass. 

Visitors are advised to check before they travel. 



  • Tower Hill station: District and Circle Lines (5 minute walk). Tower Hill may become extremely busy during rush hour periods.
  • Alternative stations include Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Monument and London Bridge stations, which are a short walk away from the Tower.
  • Please visit the TfL website for more information and to plan your journey.


  • Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street (5 minute walk) or London Bridge (15 minute walk)


  • Bus routes: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1.
  • The Tower is also served by all major sightseeing bus tours.


  • Nearest stop: Tower Gateway. (5 minute walk)


  • Nearest river access point: Tower Pier. 


  • Tower Hill is a vehicle free zone and there is no on-site parking facility. 
  • Parking in the surrounding area is limited as the Tower is in the Congestion Charging Zone.


Disabled parking


  • Bicycle racks can be found at:
    • Sargeant's Mess restaurant (on the Wharf)
    • Behind the Tower of London shop
  • Please remember 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.
The Tower of London, looking north-west. Showing two female visitors using the digital audio guide tour devices.
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

Things to see

The parish church of the Tower of London holds regular religious services throughout the year.

Selected dates

Tower of London

Visitors at the Tower of London

Your adventure awaits! Explore the Tower of London with one of our activity trails, suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A selection of the Royal Victoria bone china range displayed in lifestyle setting

Royal Victoria gifts

Exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces, our Royal Victoria gifts are inspired by iconic symbols from Queen Victoria's reign.

Prices start from £3.99

The Royal Mint - Raven coin

Raven Gifts

Legend has it that if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the kingdom will fall. These products have been inspired by the Ravens that live at the Tower of London.

Prices start from £2.99

Fron cover of book showing exterior of Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace Art, Architecture and Society

Travel behind the scenes at Kensington Palace and discover the stories of generations of the British royal family. Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, stunning interiors, world renowned collections and its royal residents.