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: From: $44.08 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.


Free admission with a London Pass.

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Reviews

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5 Star Rating Even though this was days into our first trip to London, it never really hit me until I visited The Tower that I was truly in England. I've read and watched... Read More

Christine S. Aug-12-2019

4 Star Rating We purchased tickets through City Cruises as part of a Thames River Cruise package so when we arrived at the Tower of London, we had to exchange our printed... Read More

Jenteel P. Aug-10-2019

4 Star Rating The Tower of London is iconic, so it should not be missed on a visit to London. There is so much to do within the fortress walls that I could have easily... Read More

Kate W. Aug-06-2019

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Directions

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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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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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