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 is closed from 07 May to 01 July 2018.  It will re-open fully on 02 July 2018. 

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:

  • 29 June 2018 - closed from 16:00
  • 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:

  • To be announced. 

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 summer holidays.

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
Email: VisitorServices.TOL@hrp.org.uk

Explore what's on

Guns are fired from the Tower of London wharf in front of the Thames with Tower Bridge in the background
Events Things to see

See special commemorative firings at the Tower of London on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

Next date to be announced

Gun salute begins at 13:00

Regimental guards surround the Chief Yeoman Warder as they stand outside the Bloody Tower in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
Highlights Tours and talks

Experience a tradition that has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.

Daily

21:30-22:05

A Yeoman Warder adjusts his medals on his bright red traditional uniform
Tours and talks Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes.

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