Opening and closing times

Information on opening hours and planned closures

Information on opening hours and planned closures

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.

 


Summer (01 March - 30 October)

Tower

19 April to 31 May

Daily:
Mondays and Sundays: 10.00-17.30. Last admission: 16.30.
Tuesday - Saturday: 09.00-17.30. Last admission: 16.30.

01 June to 18 September:

Daily: 09.00-17.30. Last timeslot: 16.00 - 16.30.
Last Yeoman Warder guided tour (included in your ticket): 15.30.

19 September to 31 October

Daily:
Mondays and Sundays: 10.00-17.30. Last admission: 16.30.
Tuesday - Saturday: 09.00-17.30. Last admission: 16.30.


Superbloom

Superbloom opening times from 1 June 
Superbloom will be open late into the evening during the opening week from 01 June to 05 June. After the first week, the following opening times will apply. Entry into the moat is by ticket only.

Sunday to Wednesday:
Daily 09:00 - 18:00.
First timeslot: 09:00 to 09:30.
Last timeslot for Superbloom-only entry: 17:00-17:30
Last timeslot for a combined Superbloom and Tower of London ticket entry: 15:00-15:30 (Tower of London closes at 17:30).

Thursday to Saturday:
Daily 09.00 - 22:30.
First timeslot: 09:00 - 09:30
Last timeslot for Superbloom-only entry: 21:00 - 21:15
Last timeslot for a combined Superbloom and Tower of London ticket entry: 15:00-15:30 (Tower of London closes at 17:30).

Public Viewing Path opening times (entry to path by ticket only)
The path is open daily from 09:00 - 22:30.
The first timeslot is 09:00 to 09:15.
The last timeslot is 21:45 to 22:00.


Winter (01 November - 28 February)

At the Tower

See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, the public outside areas of the Tower of London, the White Tower, including Line of Kings, Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, Torture at the Tower exhibition, Fusiliers Museum and the Royal Mint exhibition. Yeoman Warder guided tours are available daily.

Map of the Tower of London (PDF)

Tower Wharf

The Wharf opening and closing times in May:

Monday 16 May and Tuesday 17 May: Open from 10.00 – 19.00

Wednesday 18 May and Thursday 19 May: Closed until 09.00. From 09.00 – 18.00: West Wharf only open to visitors. Entire Wharf closes at 18.00.

Friday 20 May: Open from 09.00 – 18.00

Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May: Open from 07.00 – 19.00

The Fusiliers Museum

Please note that the Fusiliers Museum will be closed on 27 May 2022 from 11.30.

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.

A canon fires with visible shot, as part of the 41 round gun salute to mark the State Visit of the King of Spain, 12 July 2017

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Visitors on a Yeoman Warder tour Spring 2022
Things to see Tours and talks

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

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
Things to see

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)