Tower of London
The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses.
The Crown Jewels 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. This priceless collection holds some of the most legendary and extraordinary diamonds in the world and is a unique working collection of royal regalia still regularly used by the Queen in important national ceremonies, such as the State opening of Parliament.
The White Tower houses the world’s oldest and longest running visitor attraction, The Line of Kings. This surviving remnant is a line of wooden horses with garish colors, wild expressions and majestic suits of armour representing the kings of England.
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!
The Royal Mint will teach visitors about Isaac Newton's efforts to rid London of counterfeiters when he was Warden of the Mint, Edward I's harsh punishments for 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.
Beefeater Tours share the secrets of one thousand years of royal gossip and intrigue. Beefeaters (Yeoman Warders) are a body of men and one woman who 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!
There is much more to see in the Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower and on the Tower Green including the Ravens and the ancient walls.
These tickets are queue jumpers; use the "Fast Track Entry" line - the regular lines are quite long!
This tour is provided on an Open Voucher basis. There is no need for reservations, simply take your voucher to the Tower of London Ticket Desk to redeem for a ticket.
Guests may leave at any time prior to closing
Tower of London
Tower of London
November-February: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm; Sunday - Monday 10:00am-4:30pm
March 2020 -October 2020: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
Transportation to or from hotel, lunch
The Tower of London is located in the Congestion Charging Zone with no onsite parking.
Nearest Station: Tower Hill
Last admission is one hour prior to closing time. All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last admission.
The Tower of London is closed Dec 24-26 and Jan 1.
The Tower of London is closing at 1:00pm January 19, 2016.
Refreshments are available for purchase.
We recommend you allow 2-3 hours for your visit.