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:am to 5:30pm from Tuesday thru Saturday and from 10am to 5:30pm on Sunday and Monday.

For more information about visiting the Tower of London including admission fees visit their official website at the link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes.

Tower of London Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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

Address: London EC3N 4AB, UK

Phone: 0333 320 6000

Official Website: Tower of London

Tower of London Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This excursion was fantastic! The Expedia tickets were effortlessly accessible on my mobile phone. The tour provided both entertainment and historical information. There's an abundance of sights to explore, making it worth spending a few hours. The queues moved swiftly, and the attractions were clearly signposted. Ample restrooms and stroller parking. It's an incredible activity and an absolute must-do.
Jen Taylor Scheetz - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Breathtaking scenery, amazing architecture. Get there early on the weekend because it gets very busy, especially if the weather is favorable. We were very fortunate with the sun being out! Apparently you're not supposed to take pictures of the crown jewels, but they didn't make me delete them thankfully!!
Bob Melko - in the last week

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4 Star Rating I came for my second visit in a little under 50 years! I was in awe of the architecture of the building and at how deceivingly big it was inside. I came along with a local community group and we took a tour with Wayne, a resident Beefeater. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour! After eating our packed lunch, we decided to take a look at the crown jewels. The queue was quite long but it moved pretty fast. As we were waiting, we were greeted with the amazing views around the tower grounds. It was a tad cold and windy but I'm sure it's beautiful in the summer. Going in to see the crown jewels, I was a little disappointed at the way it was displayed. It was quite dark and sparse inside. The crowns themselves were amazing, such beautiful jewels. I would have liked to take a bit more of a trip around the other areas but on a quieter day. That's the only thing I don't enjoy, too many people around.
Tracey-Anne - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Very very busy and beefeater guide was excellent even though there were hundreds in his tour. Learned such a lot from him. Queue long to see Crown Jewels but moves fast. Worth a visit as they are spectacular. My grown up daughter is fascinated by the ravens and she was introduced to the keeper of the ravens who kindly allowed her onto the forbidden green and take a raven for a walk!!!!! Made her day . Its strange what makes a sensible grown up woman's day!!!!!! My American visitors were just in awe about the age of everything and they thoroughly enjoyed their day too.
Susan Wakefield - in the last week

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
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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