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Christmas at the Tower

Join us for a truly Regal Christmas

This year, immerse yourself in a Christmas experience like no other, where history meets festivity in a truly enchanting setting.

We are sprinkling a burst of festive joy and Royal Regalia to the iconic Tower of London with magical coronation-themed installations this festive period.

This promises to be a day of holiday magic and royal splendour you won't forget!


29 November 2023 - 03 January 2024

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Large model of a crown decorated with gold roses and featuring a model of a gold lion, surrounded by Christmas parcels, looking east towards Tower Bridge.

Crowns and Coronations

Uncover the Tower's regal coronation traditions in a dazzling display crafted to commemorate the King's coronation year. Embark on a journey through a radiant procession, unravel the mystery of which king was bestowed the crown on Christmas Day, and finally, bask in the majesty of our splendid coronation throne.

Find the Ten Shining Shields

Find the shields of monarchs across the Tower this Christmas with our downloadable guide.

Mince pies on a plate with a dusting of sugar on top.

Yuletide Delights at the Tower

Complete a perfect festive day out with an indulgent mince pie and a heart-warming hot chocolate from our delightful café.

Sergeant Timothy Gowing, in uniform,  and two Victorian visitors, a lady in bonnet and crinoline and a gentleman in a top hat and overcoat, are enjoying Christmas at the Tower in 1858.

The Spirit of Christmas

27 - 31 December 2023, 10:00 - 16:30

Step into the magic of the Victorian festive season at the Tower of London.

Can you help the Tower postman fulfil his mission to deliver an important Christmas parcel?

As you explore, discover the hustle and bustle of the Victorian Tower. You never know who you might meet - from Victorian tourists and soldiers to musicians and a jolly busy postman.

Complete your festive day out at the Tower by singing along to Christmas carols, performed by a group of local musicians.

A black and white logo spelling out the words 'History Riot - the past going forward'.

The Spirit of Christmas is in association with History Riot


  • Things to see

The Crown Jewels

Visit the spectacular new Crown Jewels exhibition at the Tower of London in the Coronation year.

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

Yeoman Warder tours

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

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

White Tower

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.

  • Open
  • Tower of London
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Coronations Past and Present

An ancient ceremony, largely unchanged for a thousand years

The Crown Jewels

The history of the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.

The story of the Tower of London

Iconic fortress, royal palace and infamous prison

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Shop Christmas collection

Make the festive season one to cherish and remember with our selection of wonderful history-inspired gifts, tree decorations and delicious food and drink.

From £2.50

Shop Coronation gifts

Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with beautiful commemorative souvenirs and gifts.

From £4.00

Shop crown jewels gifts

The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.

From £9.99