About Tower Of London
Despite the Tower of London’s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Don’t miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the first London Zoo.
Discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements, get to grips with swords and armour, and much more!
One of the world’s most famous fortresses, the Tower of London has seen service as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. Today, it’s a World Heritage Site, where you’ll be dazzled by the Crown Jewels and hear tales from the Tower on tours given by the Yeoman Warders.
One thousand years of history are packed into this intriguing London tower, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The White Tower – the iconic castle keep – houses the Royal Armouries collections, including the 350-year-old exhibition Line of Kings and striking royal armours worn by Henry VIII, Charles I and James II.
Wander around the unique Chapel of St John the Evangelist, explore the stories behind the infamous Bloody Tower and find out how it came to house some very famous prisoners.
The breathtaking Crown Jewels, a powerful symbol of the British monarchy, are kept under armed guard in the Jewel Room at the Tower. The stunning collection of more than 23,000 gemstones are still used in national ceremonies to this day.
Yeomon Warders, also known as ‘Beefeaters’ provide tours of the Tower of London, telling tales of imprisonment, execution, torture and treachery. Hear about prisoners who entered the castle tower through Traitor’s Gate and learn about the unfortunate inmates who met a grim fate on Tower Green.
Don’t miss the chance to see the Tower of London’s famous ravens at their lodgings on the South Lawn – it is said that the tower and the kingdom will fall if all six resident ravens leave the famous fortress, a claim dating back to the times of Charles II. There are seven of the highly intelligent birds in residence today – the six needed, plus one spare!
Tower Bridge can be accessed by bus, tube or train.
Step free access from Tower Hill station, walking distance 500m (0.32 miles) to the Ticket Office situated on the west side of the Bridge.
Step free access from Tower Bridge City Hall bus stop (routes 42, 78 and 343), walking distance 280m (0.17 miles) to the Ticket Office.
Step free access from London Bridge station, walking distance 1km (0.62 miles) to the Engine Rooms entrance.
Visit to Tower of London :Step free access from Tooley Street bus stop (routes 47, 343 and 381), walking distance 450m (0.28 miles) to the Engine Room entrance.
Cheapest Tickets for visit to Tower Of London :
The Tower of London is open daily except between 24-26 December and on 01 January.
Summer (01 March – 31 October)
Last admission: 17:00
Winter (01 November – 29 February)
Last admission: 16:00