Information on opening hours
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
Updated 10 March: The Tower is closed. Following recent government guidelines, we will be reopening soon. Please keep checking back at our website or sign up to our email newsletter for updates.
Opening days and hours vary.
From 16 December - Closed
See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace and Torture at the Tower exhibition. Due to government guidelines, all other buildings at the Tower need to remain closed. The nature of the buildings means not all areas are able to be accessed in accordance with the required social distancing guidelines. We hope to re-open them as soon as it's safe to do so.
Meet our Yeoman Warders positioned along the one-way route and hear their captivating stories about the history of the Tower.
The Chapel is currently closed to visitors.
The chapel is a working community chapel and sometimes closes during Tower opening hours. It is used for Sunday services and occasional ceremonies.
Please note the Wharf will close at least an hour before the gun salutes and there will be no access to the parts of the Wharf during the set up and duration of the gun salutes. Gun salutes take place at 13:00 and consist of 62 rounds unless otherwise stated.
The Wharf will also close the evening before each gun salute (from 18.00 to 21.00) for rehearsals.
Please note, the 13:00 Yeoman Warder Tour will be cancelled when a gun salute is taking place. They recommence at 13:30.
During the middle ages successive kings believed it was their right to get tolls from vessels on the Thames. The Constable of the Tower of London was allowed to demand these tolls on the king's behalf. In 1381 King Richard issued a grant that required every galley passing the Tower to present 'two roundlets of wyne' to the Constable.
Date of next ceremony will be posted here.
The Ceremony can be viewed inside the Tower and is included in your admission ticket.