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.
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
London EC3N 4AB
Phone: +44 20 3166 6000
Marianne W. Feb-09-2021
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
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
Shayla B. May-27-2020
One of the most fascinating castles that I've ever patronized. Despite its' name being the "Tower" of London, this gem is actually comprised of several... Read More
Accommodations near Tower of London:
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|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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