Tower of London

Tower of London

Contact details

Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

020 3166 6000

The Tower of London, also known as the “bloody tower,” is one of England’s greatest mediaeval fortresses. At one point, it was also a notorious prison as well as a royal palace. Take a walk through history and immerse yourself in England’s bloody past.

You will gain knowledge of the horrifying techniques used at the Tower during the 16th and 17th centuries for torturing prisoners. Solitary confinement, brutal psychological punishments, and horrifying physical torture were all used against the prisoners.

Discover the formidable defensive structures and defensive walls that were built to protect the tower as you tour the ancient royal palaces and the fortress. Learn what it was like to serve in this confined environment as a mediaeval soldier. Meet the legendary Yeoman Warder and the famous ravens before going to Lower Wakefield Tower.

Opening Hours: 

Opening days and hours vary, so check with the venue ahead of time. 

Food and drink: 

Visitors can purchase food on site or bring a picnic.

Are dogs Allowed?: 

Guide dogs are welcome.


Dedicated facilities, digital BSL guide, tours and wheelchair hire are available.
There are also concession tickets, with free entry for carers.


No on-site parking, parking near by at
Tower Hill Coach and Car Park (2 minute walk) – 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT.
Minories car park (10 minute walk) – 1 Shorter Street, London, E1 8LP.



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