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

Official Website: Tower of London

Fee: Yes.

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • 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 It seems inconsequential when there's so many other sights to see in London, but I've always wanted to stop by since there's so much history here. Buy your... Read More

Jen L. Nov-08-2022

4 Star Rating A must-visit! 1000 year old castle housing the Crown Jewels. Here you can also see the towers that housed the most famous prisoners and wives of HenryVIII... Read More

Andrea H. Nov-27-2022

4 Star Rating A historic castle that is by the iconic Tower Bridge. Although closely-sounding, the two are separate attractions that require different tickets. Tickets... Read More

Ting A. Oct-03-2022

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Directions

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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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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