Information on opening hours and planned closures
Tower Opening hours
Week commencing - 19 February
Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Route closure: South and East Battlements are closed until Easter for conservation works. These works will help protect the Tower for future generations. The Medieval Palace and St Thomas’s Tower remain open. The North Battlements remain open and can be accessed via Royal Beasts. The Martin Tower is closed all day on weekdays for school sessions but open on weekends and during school holidays.
Last timeslot: 15:00. Last Yeoman Warder guided tour (included in your ticket): 14:30.
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.
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.See all Gun Salute dates
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.
The next Constable’s Dues ceremony is to be confirmed.
The Ceremony can be viewed inside the Tower and is included in your admission ticket.