Autumn family activities


  • Selected dates in September and October
Drop-in activities and performances

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Enter an exciting world of colourful characters this autumn at the Tower of London

London Car Free Day - The Peasants' Revolt

Sunday 22 September

Location: Tower Bridge Road
Time: 11:30 and 14:15

London Car Free Day provides a unique opportunity to re-live history where it happened.

It is 1381. The poor are fed up with bad government, oppression and most of all, the hated poll tax.

Join the peasants on the Tower Bridge Road, opposite the Tower. They have gathered at St Katharine's and are now planning to attack the Tower of London. See if you can impress the King when he appears on the battlements.

Inside the Tower, seeking safety, is the young boy king, Richard II. If only they could talk to him directly and not through his wicked advisors, maybe he can be won over to their cause?

Important information

This is a free event and does not include entry to the Tower of London.

October half term

Fates and fortunes – Women prisoners at the Tower 

Saturday 19 October – Sunday 27 October 2019

Drop-in performances: 11:30, 13:00, 15:30
Drop-in activities: 11:00-16:00

Meet four female prisoners locked up at the Tower of London during the infamous reign of Henry VIII. Hear of their plights and help decide their fates – will they escape, be excused or even executed?

There will be a variety of ‘Fates and fortunes’ family activities running each day.

Pick up your free 'Fortune Teller' paper trail when you arrive for full details.

Alice Wolfe and Elizabeth Barton, prisoners in the Tower of London under Henry VIII, 1533.
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 daily

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors at the Tower of London

Your adventure awaits! Explore the Tower of London together with one of our activity trails or try a digital mission.

Available daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your digital mission.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)