Opening and closing times

Information on opening hours

Information on opening hours

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.

 


Summer (01 May - 05 September)


Winter (06 September - 31 December)

08 September to 03 October

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30.

Last admission: 15.30 (14.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30. Timeslots per day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Last Yeoman Warder tour at 14:30.

05 October to 22 October

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30.

Last admission: 15.30 (14.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

23 October to 31 October (Half Term)

Daily: 09.00 - 16.30.

Last admission: 15.00, buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

02 November to 23 December

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30.

Last admission: 15.30 (14.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

24, 25, 26 December - Closed

27 December to 31 December

Daily: 09.00 - 16.30.

Last admission: 15.00, buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

Please check for information on closures and notices.

At the Tower - closures

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. The ground floor of Beauchamp Tower is open but the rest of building remains closed. The nature of the buildings means not all areas are able to be accessed safely. We hope to re-open them as soon as it's safe to do so.

Wharf closures

The Wharf will be closed to public access on the following dates:

22 September - all day closure
3 November - all day closure
20 November - all day closure

Fusilier Museum closures

Please note that the Fusilier Museum will be closed on the following dates: 

21 October - all day closure
22 October - closed between 11.00-13.15

Map of the Tower of London (PDF)

The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

The Chapel is now open.

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.

A Yeoman Warder gives a tour to a group of visitors outside the chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London
Highlights

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 Highlights

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)