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 above.

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Fee: From: $44.07 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

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. Special Offer - Upgrade and buy the Royal Palaces Pass to save up to 12.5% on London admissions, compared to booking attractions separately. - Book Now!

Free admission with a London Pass.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Address: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK

Phone: 0844 482 7777

Official Website: Tower of London

Map of nearby accommodations:


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District and Circle LinesTower Hill Station5 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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Rated 4.6 out of 5Tower of London Star Rating

4 Star Rating Very interesting, with lots of fascinating history. The crown jewels are gorgeous, and the stories surrounding the tower and its past prisoners are endlessly intriguing. The famous ravens will allow you to get close enough for a picture, but no feeding them or getting too close to those sharp beaks! There's things for kids to do as well, like "knight school". Definitely make time to visit this when in London.

Kate Wynne - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Definitely worth it to visit the Tower of London. It is historical and very British. The Yeoman Warden guides are very informative and entertaining. And don't miss the Crowned Jewels which are spectacular! (strictly no photos allowed in that section). We had a day spent well in there, highly recommended.

Katrina Ordinanza - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating We really enjoyed our visit. I would definitely recommend The Tower of London to anyone. It's not expensive for what is on offer, you have a day of interesting history that would take you back to the beginning of London City. You would have a Royal Beefeater give you a tour, with lots of interesting facts about the the royalty who lived and died in the Tower. It's a must for the family day out!! There is also a good restaurant where you could get a good lunch and dessert, and great coffee to wash it down with. Toilet facilities and wheelchair friendly.

Stephen Butler - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Excellent introductory tour by one of the Yeoman's. Spent the whole day there. So much to see. Loved the White Tower and the Line of Kings, Crown Jewels, Medieval Palace, Chapel, Prison, Royal Mint and the Ravens. Very interesting history, and community inside grounds. Didn't see everything and need to revisit. Would recommend the audio guide as there is a lot of information to read. Ate toasties at the Armoury cafe. Very welcome on a cold day. Good facilities all around the site. Good gift shops too. Lots of stairs and cobbles so take care if mobility is an issue. Would really recommend spending the day there.

Sheron Roberts - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Wonderful experience! I had time to tour one attraction in the City of London and chose this. No regrets! Something for everyone here. I loved the chapels and the medieval palace. Wandering twisty passages and striding across the battlements would be great for kids, and the armouries are packed with fascinating weapons technology spanning the last 1000 years. The wardens ate knowledgeable and friendly. Go!

Judy Dunscomb - 1 month ago


Go along for an entertaining tour or the Tower of London conducted by Yeoman Warder Bill Callahan in this 1st of a series of five videos

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