9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
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You are invited to discover a thousand years of history at this ancient and powerful fortress. Our trained British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will guide you around for the day. All you need to do is book a place on one of the pre-arranged dates.
The BSL tours are included in general admission price and pre-booking is advised.
Our BSL interpreter is available to meet you at the Welcome Centre at 10:30 and 14:00 on the following dates:
All dates are currently cancelled until further notice.
Suggested arrival time at the Welcome Centre is 10:15 and 13:45.
Our BSL interpreters are available from 10:30 to 16:30 on each of the above dates. We work with qualified guides Laurence Pass and Demelza Northover.
Our BSL interpreter will be wearing a bright blue high visibility vest, with 'BSL interpreter' on the back. They will wear a grey badge with the BSL symbol.
Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group needs.
BSL interpreters can follow the Tower's daily guided tours, any historical re-enactments as well as visit any other attractions within the Tower.
We advise consulting staff at the Welcome Centre, located on Tower Hill, about where to locate our BSL interpreter if you arrive later in the day. Alternatively, other admissions staff and warders inside the Tower can assist in locating the interpreter.
For further information please consult our comprehensive access guide. The guide includes detailed information and advice for visitors with disabilities. For those with mobility requirements and wheelchair users, there is a colour map detailing routes and other useful information.
Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to arrange a date specific to their group. We can accommodate this, although flexibility of date would be useful.
The Tower of London reserves the right to move or cancel planned BSL interpreter dates at short notice, although we will endeavour to avoid this wherever possible.
Please contact us on the contact details below, stating your choice of date, the palace you wish to visit, number of places required and your name and contact details.
Visitor Services Department
HM Tower of London
Textphone: 18001 020 3166 6266