Bring the Tower of London to life with exclusive insights into this fortress, palace and prison.
Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement
Hold the stories of the Tower of London in your hand and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.
Join Yeoman Warders and curators as they share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of the Tower of London. Discover the Tower’s history as a fortress, palace and prison with a range of fascinating tours.
Our highlights tour is the perfect introduction to the history of the Tower. Make the most of your time and visit the must-see attractions in 90 minutes, from the majestic Crown Jewels to the 1,000 year-old White Tower.
Join Rocky the raven and friends on a family tour of the Tower. Discover gruesome secrets of Traitors’ Gate and test your knowledge of the Crown Jewels with a fun quiz. Available in English only.
Discover the Tower with our tour written especially for blind and partially-sighted visitors. This guide is free with admission and includes a tactile map. Speak to a member of staff at the Beefeater Shop for further information.
Dig even deeper into 1000 years of history with little-known facts and surprising stories. Our range of specialist tours provide a more detailed insight into the history of the Tower.
Life at the Tower
Hear from our Yeoman Warders about the ancient ceremonies they perform every day and what it’s like to live inside a royal fortress.
The Tower’s beginnings
Uncover the Norman origins of the White Tower, built by William the Conqueror nearly 1000 years ago. Did you know that the White Tower was built along the remains of Roman city walls?
The Crown Jewels
Discover more about this priceless collection of treasures that are still in use today and hear the fascinating history behind them.
The White Tower
Hear how the oldest building in the Tower of London has evolved over the centuries and hear the surprising stories behind the weapons and armour on display.
Imprisonment and execution
Many prisoners have been imprisoned and executed at the Tower throughout history. Hear true stories of famous prisoners like the two young princes, Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.
The Medieval Palace
Step inside the luxurious rooms of medieval kings and learn more about medieval life in this royal palace.
Alternative tales from the Tower
Listen to stories, poetry and interviews created by young people invited to explore the Tower’s stories, from the past and present. Moving tales of the prisoners of the Tower are bought to life via spoken word, while young people from Spotlight Youth Centre in Tower Hamlets share stories from behind the scenes at the Tower. Available in English only.
Collect your audio guide from the Beefeater Shop, located just past the entrance to the Tower of London.
You can use your audio guide to plan the perfect day out with information about cafés, shops and special events.
Tower of London audioguides are available in English, Dutch (Nederlands), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Chinese Mandarin (中文), Portuguese (Português), Russian (Pусский) and Spanish (Español).