Tower of London

One of the Royal Palaces, the Tower of London has a fascinating history dating back to about 1080 AD

Tower of London
Tower of London cc licensed photo by Julie Gibson

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 London

Fee:

Free admission with a London Pass.

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • 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

Address: Tower Hill
London EC3N 4AB
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 3166 6000

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5 Star Rating If I had to write this review in one word 'Incredible!' With amazing and interesting history, this is a place not to be missed. Shout out to the very... Read More

Daniel Eric M. Sep-13-2021

5 Star Rating I try to avoid the most touristy of the tourist attractions, but make the tour of London a stop of your trip if you are visiting. From meeting with the... Read More

Marcy D. Jan-16-2022

5 Star Rating No trip to London is complete without a visit to the Tower. There are times during the year where entrance is not allowed. I had that experience one visit.... Read More

Marianne W. Feb-09-2021

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Directions

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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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