Tower of London Tickets
Come up close to the stunning Crown Jewels
Explore London’s iconic castle and discover a thousand years of history. You'll get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the infamous Tower Ravens and hear the captivating stories of the Yeoman Warders. Buy a Tower of London admission ticket today and experience the Tower like never before.
Our guide to Tower of London Tickets
The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, yet despite its grim reputation as a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told.
The Crown Jewels
The world famous collection of fabulous finery and regalia – the Crown Jewels housed in a Jewel House, fit for the 21st century, explores the importance of the Crown Jewels to the British monarchy, the role of the Tower in protecting these treasures and the long and fascinating tradition of coronations in England. The priceless collection holds some of the most legendary and extraordinary diamonds in the world. The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London are a unique working collection of royal regalia and are still regularly used by the Queen in important national ceremonies, such as the State opening of Parliament.
The White Tower
A castle built to strike fear and submission into the unruly citizens of London and deter foreign invaders - today you cannot miss the iconic White Tower, a symbol of London and Britain, overlooking the River Thames. From July 2013, inside you will find the world’s oldest visitor attraction, The Line of Kings. A line of wooden horses, their garish colours and wild expressions somewhat incongruous in amongst the majestic suits of armour, this is the surviving remnant of one of the oldest - and oddest - collections at the Tower. From murky beginnings as the Horse Armoury it is part propaganda, part fantasy, and the longest running visitor attraction in the world.
The Royal Beasts return to the Tower, London's original zoo! See sculptures of the lions, baboons, an elephant and even a polar bear; discover how they came to be at the Tower and what became of them in a fascinating exhibit in the Brick Tower. Hear the amazing tales of how the animals were fed, watered and housed as well as various unfortunate incidents when the public got a little too close!
Coins and Kings; The Royal Mint at the Tower
Coins and kings; the Royal Mint at the Tower, originally located for over 500 years an exhibit devoted to telling the history of the Mint at the Tower will open in May 2013. Explore six key 'moments' including Isaac Newton's efforts to rid London of counterfeiters when he was Warden of the Mint, learn of Edward I's harsh punishmentsfor people who tampered with his coins, Elizabeth I's restoration of the coinage following her father Henry VIII’s disastrous meddling, and Charles II's rejection of Commonwealth money.
Share the secrets of one thousand years of royal gossip and intrigue with a Beefeater, or to give them their proper title ‘Yeoman Warder'. This body of men and one woman has guarded the fortress for centuries. Take one of their tours and you'll be amazed and possibly appalled by tales that have been passed down for generations. Pain and passion, treachery and torture, all delivered with their inimitable style!
This is just a taster, there is much more in the Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, on Tower Green see the Ravens and walk along the ancient walls…
City of London, Greater London EC3N 4AB.
- Nearest Underground: Tower Hill
- Nearest Train Station: Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
Frequently Asked Questions for Tower of London Tickets
Do you need advance tickets for Tower of London?
You can purchase tickets on the day, however these are more expensive than buying online in advance. There are also often long queues for the ticket booth as the attraction is very popular,
Are Tower of London tickets timed?
Guests can spend as long as they like at the attraction from open until close. Opening times vary throughout the year so double-check when planning your visit.
Do i have to print the Tower of London tickets?
You have the option of either printing your tickets at home or simply scanning them on your phone or another device on the day.
Do Tower of London tickets sell out?
The Tower of London does have a limited daily capacity for guests so purchasing your tickets in advance and reserving a date will guarantee that you will be allowed access. If you attempt to purchase your tickets on the day from the ticket office you may miss out.
Does Tower of London ticket include a full day ticket?
Standard Tower of London tickets allow you one full days access to the attraction until closing time. Opening times vary throughout the year, find further details on these in our ticket terms and conditions here.
Should i buy tickets in advance for Tower of London?
Purchasing your Tower of London tickets in advance often means you will get a much better price. It also means you won't need to spend time queuing at the ticket office on the day of your visit.
What is the Tower of London?
The Tower of London is a historic castle located in central London on the north bank of the River Thames. Full of history, dark secrets and precious jewels, it is an eye-opening look into London's past.
How to get to the Tower of London?
The nearest underground station is Tower Hill (5 minute walk) and the nearest train station is Fenchurch Street (8 minute walk). The Tower of London is located in the London borough of Tower Hamlets and has a postcode of EC3N 4AB.
Does the Tower of London have disable access?
There are facilities and guides available for people with various disabilities. Wheelchairs are also available for hire on-site.
Can I bring food into the Tower of London?
Food and drink is not permitted inside any of the on-site buildings except for designated areas.
Is there Wifi?
There is free wifi available, so you can share your experience with your family and friends.
Are there baby-changing facilities?
Yes, there are baby-changing facilities at the Tower of London.
Are there toilets?
Yes, there are toilets at the Tower of London.
Is there anywhere to leave luggage/bags at the Tower of London?
No, there are no facilities for ticket holders to leave any luggage or bags during their visit.