Information on seasonal hours and planned closures
Last admission- 17:00
Last admission- 16:00
The Bloody Tower is closed from 07 May to 01 July 2018. It will re-open fully on 02 July 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.