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Tower of London


​Tower of London
London EC3N 4AB

Contact us

​020 3166 6000


​Check Tower of London website for details

Opening hours

March - October
Tuesday to Saturday
9am - 5.30pm
Sunday to Monday
10am - 5.30pm

November - February
Tuesday to Saturday
9am - 4.30pm
Sunday to Monday
10am - 4.30pm

​The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites.


  • Adult: £22.70
  • Concessions: £17.70

For more details and discounts go to the Tower of London website.


Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, there are many fascinating stories to be told about the Tower. The building is a powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest and has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury, a medieval fortress, a prison, the Royal Mint and, of course, as home to the Crown Jewels. For a few years in the 1830s, it even housed a zoo!

An intriguing cast of characters have played their part, including the dastardly jewel thief Colonel Blood, tragic Lady Jane Grey and maverick zoo keeper Albert Cops. Costumed guides, Yeoman Warders and recorded tours offer the gritty details to visitors. The Tower also runs a programme of regular costumed events and one-off specials, such as concerts in the Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula, 62-gun salutes and the Ceremony of the Keys.