Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

The Tower of London is open daily except between 24-26 December and on 01 January.

Summer (01 March - 31 October)

Tuesday-Saturday- 09:00-17:30
Sunday-Monday- 10:00-17:30

Last admission- 17:00 

Winter (01 November - 28 February)

Tuesday-Saturday- 09:00-16:30
Sunday-Monday- 10:00-16:30

Last admission- 16:00

Closures and notices

The Bloody Tower

The Bloody Tower will be closed to the public for essential maintenance and re-presentation works on the following dates:

  • Upper Bloody Tower - closed from 16 April to 01 July 2018.
  • Entire Bloody Tower - closed from 07 May to 01 July 2018.

The Bloody Tower will re-open fully on 02 July 2018. 

The Perkin Reveller

The Perkin Reveller Restaurant and Bar will be closed 16 April - 01 May 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Travel notice - 22 April 2018

Due to the London Marathon there will be road closures in the local area. Pedestrian access will be maintained from Tower Hill Underground station, and marshaled crossing points.

For more information on road closures and disruptions please check the London Marathon website

Fusilier Museum

The museum will be closed to visitors on 23 April 2018 until 13:30

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The Royal Beasts exhibition

The Royal Beasts exhibition will be closed to the public on 14 May 2018 for essential maintenance. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Late openings and early closures

On Wednesday 23 May 2018, the Tower will close early. Last admission will be at 16:00, with the buildings and exhibitions closing at 16:30. Please note this is an hour earlier than advertised.


The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

The chapel is a working community chapel and can sometimes close during opening hours. It is used for Sunday services and occasional ceremonies. Visitors may be permitted entry to the chapel during a Yeoman Warder tour, or from between the conclusion of the final tour of the day until 17:15 (summer hours). If there is an evening service or event, the chapel will not open to visitors.

Upcoming closures:

  • 23 April 2018 - closed until 13:00
  • 29 April 2018 - closed until 13:00
  • 05 May 2018 - closed from 14:00
  • 12 May 2018 - closed from 14:00
  • 14 May 2018 - closed from 16:15
  • 25 May 2018 - closed from 13:00
  • 26 May 2018 - closed from 14:00
  • 27 May 2018 - closed until 13:00
  • 09 June 2018 - closed from 14:00
  • 13 June 2018 - closed from 16:15
  • 07 July 2018 - closed from 14:00

Gun salutes

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 are 62 rounds unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming salutes:

  • 21 April 2018 - HM The Queens Birthday
  • 02 June 2018 - Coronation Day

Constable's Dues

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.

Next ceremony to be announced.

Further information

We recommend allowing at least 3 hours to see everything.

The Tower becomes very busy during school holidays, including half terms.  We expect to be particularly busy over the Easter weekend.

Please allow extra time during these periods, where queues may form for many parts of the Tower, particularly the Crown Jewels and the ticketing areas.   Do try to get here early.

The last Yeoman Warder tour starts at 14.30 (winter), 15.30 (summer). Please be aware that in poor weather conditions, an amended Yeoman Warder tour will be given in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. If the Chapel is unavailable, tours may not take place.

If you require more information on any of the announcements listed or want advice on planning a visit, please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3166 6000

Explore what's on

Special commemorative firings at the Tower that take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

21 April 2018

Events Things to see

Gun salute begins at 13:00

Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

Be part of the Tower's Ceremony of the Keys and experience an ancient tradition that has taken place on each and every night, without fail, for at least 700 years.


Highlights Tours and talks

21:30 - 22:05

Prepare to be entertained by captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder guided tours at the Tower.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes.

Tours and talks

1 hour. Last tour of the day starts 15:30 (summer)