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British Sign Language digital visitor guide

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Hold the stories of the Tower of London in your hand and experience history where it really happened with the British Sign Language digital visitor guide.

The guide is on a mobile-phone sized touchscreen that comes with an accompanying printed map to show the tour routes.

The tour is self-led and is free of charge for British Sign Language users and one accompanying adult. If you are visiting as a group of more than six people who all use BSL, please contact us so we can set aside the required guides.

Two tours to discover

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 90-120 minutes, from the majestic Crown Jewels to the thousand-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 Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and the two young princes. Tour takes around 30 minutes.

When

Available


Where

Collect your visitor guide from inside the Beefeater Shop, located on the right just past the visitor entrance. Please ask for a BSL visitor guide.


Ticketing information


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Buy Tower of London tickets

Tower of London BSL route map

Tower of London BSL route map

The Beefeater Shop, looking south-east. Showing the shop entrance. The back view of two visitors to the Tower of London can be seen in the background.

Your visit

Find out more about our British Sign Language self-led digital guide and how to plan your visit, in this short film. You'll also see where to collect your guide when inside the Tower.

Find out more about our British Sign Language self-led digital guide and how to plan your visit, in this short film. You'll also see where to collect your guide when inside the Tower.

How to use your BSL digital guide

Find instructions on how to use your BSL digital guide in this short film.

Find instructions on how to use your BSL digital guide in this short film.

An introduction to the BSL digital tour

You'll be visiting the must-see parts of the Tower. The guide contains all the information you need from some of our Tower experts to ensure you enjoy your visit.

Explore what's on

  • Tours and talks

British Sign Language tours

Tour the Tower of London with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at no additional cost. Advance booking advised.

  • January - March
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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