Information on seasonal hours and planned closures
Last admission- 17:00
Last admission- 16:00
The throne room within the Medieval Palace will be closed on 14-16 November whilst we install a new chandelier. Visitors can still see the bedroom and throne room but there will be no access to the South Battlements through the throne room.
The chapel is a working community chapel and sometimes closes during Tower 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.
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.
19 November 2018 at 12:00
The Ceremony can be viewed inside the Tower and is included in your admission ticket.
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 be closed from 18.00 on 13 November 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.
We recommend allowing at least three hours to see everything.
The Tower becomes very busy during school holidays, including half terms. We expect to be particularly busy over the October half term holidays.
Please allow extra time during these periods, when 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 in winter, and 15:30 in 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.
This sparkling silver luxury White Tower hanging decoration is hand embroidered using the same metal thread work techniques used to sew royal dresses and finery in centuries past.
The Unicorn is a legendary animal that resembles a white horse with a spiralling horn and is one of the most important imaginary animals of the Middle Ages in which it was a symbol of purity and grace.