Explore for free with your community group

Join our Community Access Scheme

Join our Community Access Scheme


Wednesday - Friday

Booking information

Group visits are welcome Wednesdays - Fridays. They must be pre-booked at least three weeks in advanced through the Community Partnerships team.

Free (advance booking required)

Email to book a place

What is the Community Access Scheme?

The Community Access Scheme (CAS) offers free entry, practical advice and support to enable community groups to visit and explore the Tower of London.

Who can join the Community Access Scheme?

We welcome community groups based in Tower Hamlets, City of London, Southwark, Newham and Enfield, especially those who would not normally visit the palace or see it as a place of interest for them.

What does the Community Access Scheme offer participating groups?

  • A compulsory Group Leader Training designed to inspire and support group leaders to plan and lead visits for their groups to the palaces.
  • Free tickets community groups the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace for up to one year.
  • Support from the Community Partnerships team to help group leaders engage their groups with the palace's stories, collections and historic spaces.
  • Discounted entry tickets for group members to return to the palace independently after their initial group visit.

How can I get involved?

Group leaders must book a place on a Group Leader Training Day to discover more about the programme and get useful tips on what to do when bringing groups to the Tower of London.

Upcoming online training dates:

  • The next training will take place in autumn 2022. Please email us to be added to our waiting list.

Resource guide for the Community Access Scheme

This guide helps community group leaders and adult learning tutors to independently visit the Tower of London and engage their groups with the Tower’s unique stories and spaces.

Resource guide Entry Level Guide Level 1 & 2 Guide Entry Level Trail Higher Level Trail
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Tours and talks

Explore Kensington Palace for free with your local community or adult learning group.

Wednesday - Friday

Kensington Palace

Free (advance booking required)

A man talks to a member of staff in a gallery at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

A health and wellbeing programme at Hampton Court Palace for people living with dementia and their carers.

Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 19 May

Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)