Get Tower of London tickets and explore 1000 years of British history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower of London has been the scene of some of Britain’s most dramatic, infamous and violent events. It’s turbulent history seen two kings and three queens executed, and many other important historical figures imprisoned. Situated in the City of London, highlights of visiting Tower of London include seeing the spectacular Crown Jewels and the incredible collection of diamonds and gems. Also, explore the magnificent royal armories which include the arms and armor of former kings and take a free tour with the iconic beefeaters to hear the tales and learn the legends of the Tower of London. Booking Tower of London tickets online, even on the day, is cheaper than buying at the ticket booths.
- Adult: £26.80
- Child (5-15): £12.70
- Student: £20.90
- Senior (60+): £20.90
- Family ticket (2 adults & 3 kids): £68.10
what can you see?
The Crown Jewels:
See the Crown Jewels with tickets to the Tower of London on the day, featuring some of the largest and most spectacular diamonds and crowns in the world. Especially awe-inspiring is the Imperial State Crow – this alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies. These Jewels are a powerful symbol of the British Monarchy and have been used for hundreds of years as part of coronation ceremonies. Today, the Queen uses items from the collection as part of important national events, from the opening of Parliament to royal funerals.
The White Tower:
Built to deter Londoners and terrify foreigners, the White Tower stands as one of the most important buildings in Britain. The magnificent Chapel of St John, which lies on the second floor of the Tower, is a masterpiece of Norman architecture. The impressive collection of the Royal Armouries displays the armour and arms of famous kings, including Henry VIII, Charles I and James II.
Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters):
Guards at the Tower of London
One of the most popular things to do at the Tower of London is to join an entertaining tour on the day with a Yeoman Warder (popularly known as Beefeaters), included in a Tower of London on the day ticket. In the course of 1 hour will, the Beefeaters will guide you around and entertain with the many stories of trial, execution, imprisonment and torture that have made visiting Tower of London what it is today.
Visit this exhibition held at the bottom of the Wakefield Tower to learn about the towers violent past with its torture of prisoners. Discover the terrifying torture instruments and the dark history the Tower of London has had with some of its most famous prisoners.
how to get to tower of london
- The nearest underground station is Tower Hill which operates on the district and circle lines and is located approximately 5 minutes walk from the Tower of London
- The nearest stations are Fenchurch Street or London Bridge. Fenchurch street is 5 minutes walk to the Tower, London Bridge is 15 minutes.
- Bus routes: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1
- All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last entrance.
- The Tower is closed on 24-26 December and 1 January.
- The last Yeoman Warder (Beefeaters) tour starts at 14.30 (winter), 15.30 (summer).
- A typical visit lasts at least 3 hours.
- In the summer months, the Tower gets very busy, so it is recommended to arrive early to avoid long waiting in line.