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 Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

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.

Upcoming closures:

  • 8 December - closed from 13:00
  • 11 December - closed from 15:30
  • 18 December - closed from 15:30

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.

The Ceremony can be viewed inside the Tower and is included in your admission ticket.

Fusilier Museum

The Fusilier Museum will be closed for conservation cleaning between 17 - 21 December.

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 consist of 62 rounds unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming salutes:

  • Date to be announced - State Opening of Parliament

Please note, the 13:00 Yeoman Warder Tour will be cancelled when a gun salute is taking place. They recommence at 13:30.  

Further information

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 during the period between Christmas and New Year (27 - 31 December).

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.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3166 6000
Email: VisitorServices.TOL@hrp.org.uk

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