Your Tower of London Tickets let's you experience the Royal Medieval Palace, mint, fortress, prison, menagerie and jewel house, this White Tower has worn many hats in the past 900 years. Built as both a protector and a Palace, the It’s stonewalled turrets are home to a compelling and brutal history. Here, countless game-changing moments in British society unfurled, from the executions of Kings and Queens to the imprisonment of war spies, and everything in between. Alongside it’s beautiful riverside surrounds and it’s mighty stone facades, a stroll through these palace grounds reveals a darker, more threatening side of United Kingdom’s history, bound to captivate from the moment you arrive.
Go bird watching. Look out for the six ravens that live within the it’s grounds. Legend has it that six ravens must remain within the Tower at all times otherwise the monarchy will fall. Each birds’ wings are clipped to ensure they don’t fly away from home.
Tour the Tower. Free Audio guide tour, each conducted by the Yeoman Warders, run every 30 minutes from it’s entrance gates. Granting behind-the-scenes access, fascinating commentary and the chance to chat to it's legendary Beefeaters, this tour is a must when visiting the Tower.
See the jewels. No tours are complete without seeing the Crown Jewels. At the Crown Jewels exhibition, visitors get the chance to take in the treasures up close and uncover the key role it has played in safeguarding these timeless heirlooms of the British monarchy.
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Best time to visit
When it comes to avoiding lengthy lines and crowds at this iconic City's attraction, the early bird gets the worm. Head to the Tower in the early mornings on both weekends and weekdays for a quieter and more pleasant sightseeing experience. Gates open from 9am on Tuesday – Saturday, while admission starts at 10am on Sundays and Mondays.
The District and Circle Underground tube lines pass through Tower Hill station very regularly. From the station, it’s just a five minute walk to the Tower. A key central City's site, many buses also stop at the Tower of London.
Money saving tips
Free tours by the iconic British Beefeaters keep costs limited to the tickets itself, and with discounts available for children and families, students and seniors, you’ll find a visit shouldn’t break the bank. For further discounts and deals, check out our range of products, which often include reduced prices when booking tickets in advance.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travellers with these interesting titbits:
A group of six ravens live here. Originating from the once widely held superstition that “If the ravens leave the tower the Kingdom will fall…”, the six ravens presence is said to protect the Crown and Tower.
22 executions took place here and countless others were imprisoned here. Two Kings and three Queen met their death within the Tower’s walls, including Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII’s second wife.
It once housed it’s own Royal Zoo. Established in the 12th century, the Tower’s zoo held many exotic animals within it’s walls including kangaroos, polar bears, lions, elephants and ostriches. Following the zoo’s closure in 1835 (some 600 years later!), the remaining animals were transported to the London Zoo in Regent’s Park.