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Audio Guide Tour

Bring the Tower of London to life with exclusive insights into this fortress, palace and prison

Bring the Tower of London to life with exclusive insights into this fortress, palace and prison

Hold the stories of the Tower of London in your hand and experience history where it happened with an Audio Guide.

How to use our Audio Guide Tour

Enhance your visit by joining Yeoman Warders and curators as they share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of the Tower of London. Use the guide to see what's on, where to eat and shop, and to plan your day.

Collect your Audio Guide from the Beefeater Shop, located just past the entrance. 

Headphones

You are welcome to bring your own headphones.

  • Headphones are required to plug into the handset. Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with Audio Guide handsets.
  • Our Audio Guide handsets will accommodate most common types of headphones.

Audio Guide Tour Transcripts

Please visit the Tower of London Audio Guide transcripts page for transcripts of each tour.  

Group Bookings

To purchase discounted audio guides for groups of 15+, please contact [email protected] who will assist with your booking. To redeem this offer, groups must contact Acoustiguide in advance of their visit to the Tower of London.

When

Available


Ticketing information

Individual Prices:
Adult - £5.00
Concession - £4.00
Child - £4.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) - £14.00

Group (15+) Prices:
Adult - £3.50
Concession - £3.00
Child - £3.00

Book your audio guide tour with your advance tickets online.


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A choice of tours 

Whether you only have time for a two-hour Highlights tour, you'd like to hear tales of imprisonment and execution, or maybe you'd like to explore as a family, there's a tour for everyone.

Highlights of the Tower

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 two hours, from the majestic Crown Jewels to the 1,000 year-old White Tower.

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.

The Crown Jewels

Before you see the Jewels themselves, discover more about this priceless collection of treasures that are still in use today and hear the fascinating history behind them.

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?

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. 

Family tour

Visit must-see parts of the Tower on our new light-hearted family tour in the company of two young ghostly guides. Gaze wide-eyed at the Crown Jewels and climb the 1,000-year-old White Tower as they lead you to the 'best bits', reveal unheard stories and introduce you to Tower residents from the past; from Anne Boleyn to a rabble of raucous ravens and Ranulph Flambard who escaped the Tower. Route and times are the same as our Highlights tour. Currently in English only.

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 brought to life via spoken word, while young people from Spotlight Youth Centre in Tower Hamlets share stories from behind the scenes at the Tower. Currently in English only.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022, some information on the audio guide might be out of date.

A choice of languages

Tower of London Audio Guides are available in English, British Sign Language (BSL), Dutch (Nederlands), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Chinese Mandarin (中文), Portuguese (Português), Russian (Pусский), Spanish (Español) and Ukrainian (українська).

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

The Crown Jewels

Discover the dazzling history of the Crown Jewels in the spectacular Crown Jewels exhibition.

  • Open
  • Allow one hour
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

Torture at the Tower exhibition

Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Things to see

The ravens

Meet the famous ravens at the Tower of London and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
Learn more

Explore what's on

Shop Raven gifts

Legend has it that if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the kingdom will fall. These products have been inspired by the Ravens that live at the Tower of London.

From £3.00

Medieval knights tankard

Medieval knights tankard inspired by the royal arms of England. Featuring intricate dragon detailing this beautifully designed mug has a detailed chain entwined around the handle. Perfect for re-enactments or a gift for someone who loves all things medieval.

£30.00

Tower of London White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

Our exclusive premium decoration of the White Tower, the centre of the Tower of London. Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, the White Tower has now stood for almost 1000 years.

£30.00