Tower of London

Open all year round The Tower of London is one of the most famous fortresses in the World. Steeped in ancient tradition and heritage, visitors flock to this amazing London attraction. Colourful Beafeaters are on duty to help you find your way around the highlights of the Tower of London

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1078. Over 1,000 years of British history have been played out and executed within its walls. It was here that Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII was executed, Guy Fawkes was interrogated, Richard II and Elizabeth I imprisoned and the Princes in the Tower disappeared without trace.


tower of london outside view


Today, one of the best things to do in London, the Tower of London houses the breathtaking and priceless Crown Jewels, a fine armour collection from the Royal Armouries and ancient buildings such as the Bloody Tower with over 90 inscriptions on the walls by those imprisoned.

tower of london photo

Ancient legend states that as long as the ravens remain at the Tower of London, (which is ensured by trimming their feathers), then Britain is safe from invasion. Legend also says that should the ravens ever leave the Tower then the White Tower will crumble and the Monarch will fall. In 2006 the ravens were moved indoors and have remained there ever since. The ravens are fed at the British Government's expense.


The Tower of London gives a great day out for all the family. Allow 2-3 hours to see all that is there. To help inform you and make your way around, free tours are available from the Yeomen Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters. You can then make your way to Tower Bridge, which is a few minutes walk away.


Tower Highlights

White Tower, Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warder Tour, The Ravens, The Prisoners' Exhibition, East Wall Walk, Medieval Palace and Torture at the Tower


Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday - 09:00 - 17:30

Sunday - Monday - 10:00 - 17:30

Last admission17:00


Entry Fees for 2014 (up to 13th March)

Donation prices Adult: £22.00 Child: £11.00, Concession: £18.70, Family: £59.00

Non Donation prices Adult: £20.00, Child: £10.00, Concession: £17.00, Family: £53.50


Concessions are: ful time students, over 60 and disabled (with ID)

There is an entry fee discount for serving members of the armed forces (but not family members) on production of a valid ID. They do not say how much discount but say there is no free entry.


Photography is allowed in most of the tower except inside the Jewel House, White Tower,or Chapel Royal.

Nearest Tube: Tower Hill