For hundreds of years, the Tower of London served as a prison for enemies of the Crown. Rebels, plotters, heretics, spies and traitors have filled its cells and dungeons. Some were tortured, some lost their heads. But a very few managed to escape… Would you have been one of them?
From 13 July – 31 August
Visit the Tower of London in the dark days of Elizabeth I and James I. Rub shoulders with prisoners John Gerard, secret Catholic priest, Arbella Stewart, resourceful royal rival to the monarchs and William Seymour, lovestruck young man or cunning plotter? Keep your eyes and ears open. What friends, equipment and opportunities will there be to help your quest for freedom?
Time: 11.30, 13.00, 15.30
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Meet at South Lawn
Pick up a family trail and meet prisoners, gather clues and devise your own escape plan.
From 03 – 31 August
Witness one of history’s greatest prison escapes as John Gerard abseils down the Salt Tower and escapes to freedom.
Time: 11.50, 13.20, 15.50
Duration: 10 minutes
Location: Foot of the Salt Tower
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 is the perfect souvenir.