Superbloom is a new natural landscape, surrounding the Tower of London. This summer, for the first time, visitors will be able to walk through the moat to see this thriving new habitat for wildlife close up.
Over 20 million flower seeds were sown in the moat earlier this year. Designed to bloom and evolve over the course of the summer in harmony with nature, Superbloom has become a new haven for pollinators in London. Visitors can explore this remarkable space which celebrates the value of nature for wellbeing.
In August, visitors can expect to see lots of yellow Tickseed and the emergence of some pink and purple Cosmos. Throughout the month, more seed heads will be visible. We are leaving these in place to help us reseed the moat, ready for next year.
What you can see now is Superbloom is entering into its next phase of a natural cycle, where nature starts to wind down, getting ready to bloom again next year. Flowers at the end of their lifecycle are essential for wildlife and when the display ends, the new natural landscape in the Tower of London moat will remain as a permanent legacy.
Accessing the Moat
You enter the moat via a fully accessible visitor entrance. Once in the moat, you can choose to climb the stairs and slide down into the moat on the four lane Superbloom slide! (please note, the slide will not be open in wet or very hot weather). Prepare to spend around 30 minutes exploring a one way route along winding willow-lined paths set to a specially commissioned soundscape with sculptural elements along the way. After your visit, relax and enjoy some food and drink along the Wharf.
The Queen’s Garden
See the Queen's Garden, a special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen this Platinum Jubilee year. Designed to be viewed from above, this picture garden is inspired by her 1953 coronation gown. In the centre, sits a glass crown, a reminder of the Tower of London’s ancient as home of the Crown Jewels, which as a member you can visit for free.Opening times Eating and drinking Explore Superbloom Booking enquiries
Extended evening opening in August
Throughout August, every Thursday to Saturday, experience Superbloom in a different light during our extended moat openings hours.
Enjoy a relaxed summer evening walking through the blooms and enjoy the display lit against a coloured lighting backdrop. Finish your evening with drinks and a bite to eat on the Wharf as you soak up the summer evening atmosphere.
Extended Superbloom openings run in August, every Thursday-Saturday, 18.00 - 20.30, Last timeslot for Superbloom-only entry: 20:00 - 20:30Buy evening tickets
Book a table with a view overlooking the iconic London skyline and the River Thames for a delicious seated lunch or afternoon tea at The Reveller.
Open: Wednesday - Sunday
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 or Afternoon Tea: 14:00 - 16:00.
The Glass Rooms
If you’re looking for an extra special experience The Glass Rooms offer a dining experience like no other. With panoramic views of the River Thames, Tower Bridge, The Shard and the Tower of London these 12 exclusive and intimate Glass Rooms offer the ultimate dining experience. With a menu inspired by British growers and farmers, enjoy an unforgettable experience in the privacy of your own private dining space.
Open: Wednesday - Sunday
Lunch: 12:00 - 20.00, minimum 2 guests, max 8 guests. Walks in available but limited availability.
KERB Street Food Market
Find street food trailblazers KERB at the Wharf with a line up of the best street food talent in London. Serving up a full spread of delicious dishes, including mezze boxes, Nashville chicken, dumplings, Indian street food and more, along with bars offering summer cocktails, beer, cider and a pop-up café for hot or iced beverages and sweet treats.
The Pop Up Café, Food and Bars are open from:
Sunday – Wednesday: 08.30–18.30
Friday – Saturday: 08.30 – 20.00
The Glass Rooms - enjoy exclusive dining overlooking the River Thames after your visit to Superbloom. (open Wednesday-Sunday). Or why not have lunch or afternoon tea at the Reveller or sample some delicious street food, all on the Tower Wharf.
There are a range of ticket types available to book for the Superbloom display. All are all available through See Tickets - our ticketing partner for this event.
Member tickets and booking
Members of Historic Royal Palaces can take advantage of a discount on Superbloom entry prices. When prompted, enter your membership number to unlock your discount. Your discount will reflect your membership type, for example: a joint membership will entitle you to 2 discounted member tickets.
Create and share your own Superbloom in augmented reality. Virtually plant seeds wherever you are to see the flowers grow all around you and spot the pollinators attracted to the blooms. If you cannot visit the Tower of London Superbloom this summer, you can recreate the experience wherever you are with this app, using augmented reality powered by Niantic's Lightship. The ‘Tower Superbloom AR’ app is free and available to download from the Apple and Google Play stores.Google Play Store Apple App store
Superbloom is generously supported by:
Platinum Partners, Coronation Crown
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Rothschild & Co
Platinum Partner, State Crown
Platinum Partner, Diadem
Historic Royal Palaces, Inc
The City of London Corporation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust
The Hiscox Foundation
and others who wish to remain anonymous
City of London Livery Companies
The Grocers' Company
The Drapers' Company
The Fishmongers' Company
The Goldsmiths' Company Charity
The Merchant Taylors' Company
The Clothworkers' Company
The Wax Chandlers’ Company
The Tallow Chandlers’ Company
The Saddlers’ Company
The Airpilots' Company
The Builders’ Merchants Company
The Actuaries' Company
The Engineers’ Company