Opening times

Find out when we are open

Opening times

The Tower is open daily except between 24-26 December and on 1 January.


Summer (01 March - 31 October)

Tuesday-Saturday: 9.00-17.30
Sunday-Monday: 10.00-17.30

Last admission: 17.00


Winter (01 November - 28 February)

Tuesday - Saturday: 9.00 - 16.30
Sunday - Monday: 10.00 - 16.30

Last admission: 16.00

Closures and notices

Check back on this page for upcoming closures before you visit

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:

  • Saturday 17 June - Official birthday of HM The Queen.
  • Monday 21 June - State Opening of Parliament.
  • Tuesday 14 November - Birthday of HRH Prince Charles.

There will be a gun salute rehearsal on Tuesday 20 June and the wharf will be closed from 18.15.

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.

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 weekend ceremonies. If there is an evening service or event the chapel will close after the last Yeoman Warder tour.

Upcoming closures:

  • The chapel will be closed at 14:00 on Saturday 8, 15, 22 and 29 July due to a private event taking place.

 

Exhibition closures

Armoury in Action exhibition

The Armoury in Action exhibition on the top floor of the White Tower is currently closed due to essential maintenance.

The Coins and Kings exhibition

The Coins and Kings exhibition will be closed at 16:00 on 5 July due to essential maintenance.

Further information

We recommend allowing at least 3 hours to see everything.

The Tower becomes very busy during school holidays, including half terms. 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.

During the summer holidays (15 July – 3 September), we expect to be extremely busy.  We strongly advise arriving as early as possible.

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)844 482 7799
Email:VisitorServices.TOL@hrp.org.uk

Explore what's on

Special commemorative firings that take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

Friday 2 June, Saturday 10 June, Saturday 17 June, Tuesday 14 November

Be part of the Ceremony of the Keys and experience an ancient tradition that has taken place on each and every night, without fail, for at least 700 years.

Daily

Prepare to be entertained by captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder guided tours.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes

60 mins