The Tower of London began its legacy as a strategically located fortress way back at the end of the 11th century when William the Conqueror constructed the White Tower to secure his stronghold in the city of London. Over the years this site on the river Thames was expanded and fortified even further, including a moat by subsequent medieval kings and monarchs, serving at varying times as a fortress, a palace and as a prison and place of execution.
If the walls of this historical site could talk they could tell some amazing stories and indeed you will discover many incredible stories when you visit the Tower of London. It has been the centre of much of England's history and conflict during it's 900 plus years. There is simply too much history behind this attraction to go into detail about here, but you should definitely try to include a visit to the Tower of London in you travel plans.
The Tower of London is located adjacent to the Tower Bridge so you may want to combine both into one visit.
The Tower of London is open for visitors and tours from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Tuesday thru Saturday and from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Sunday and Monday. There is an admission charge, however admission is free with the London Pass.
For more information about visiting the Tower of London including admission fees visit their official website at the link below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Tower of LondonFee: From: $41.41 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
Enjoy faster entrance to the UNESCO-listed Tower of London, one of London's most popular attractions. Bypass the long lines at the main ticket office, and explore this mighty complex, established in 1066. Check out the White Tower, Traitors’ Gate and Tower Green, where Anne Boleyn was beheaded in 1536; visit the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels; and see the legendary ravens. Once inside, explore independently, or take a complimentary Yeoman Warder ‘Beefeater’ tour or audio-guided tour (own expense). Upgrade to include admission to two other London palaces: Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.
Free admission with a London Pass.
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
London EC3N 4AB
Phone: +44 20 3166 6000
John F. Oct-22-2020
10/22/20 It's good to see a recent review of the Tower of London. When I was there, words like Social Distancing, Fake News and Coronavirus did not exist... Read More
Stephanie K. Sep-27-2020
I have been wanting to come here for years and am so excited that I finally did. Due to the rising number of Covid cases in London, it was not busy at all.... Read More
Jason V. Jan-14-2021
If the news I'm hearing is true, then rest in peace, Merlina. You were a special girl, my favorite of the Tower ravens, and you will be missed! My... Read More
Accommodations near Tower of London:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District and Circle Lines||Tower Hill Station||5 MInutes|
How to get to Tower of London by Tube
From Tower Hill Station follow the signs for the Tower of London. It is a short 5 minute walk south across the road to the main entrance.
You can also get to the Tower of London by riverboat service from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich piers. Disembark at Tower Pier.
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