Tower of London Tickets
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its 900 year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
The Tower of London is one of the world's major tourist attractions. Today, over 2.5 million visitors a year come to discover its long and eventful history, its buildings, ceremonies and traditions, and to get a glimpse of the world famous Crown Jewels.
HM Tower of London
1 November - 28 February
Tuesday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm
Sunday and Monday from 10am until 5pm
Last admission is at 4pm
1 March - 31 October
Tuesday to Saturday from 9am until 6pm
Sunday and Monday 10am until 6pm
Last admission is at 5pm
All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last admission. The Tower closes one hour after the last admission.
The Tower is closed 24-26 December and 1 January (inclusive).
Nearest Underground: Tower Hill (Circle & District line/DLR)
Please note - During the duration of the work to make Tower Hill a more accessible, safe and traffic-free civic space, public access to the Tower of London will be diverted via the Tower Moat. From Tower Hill Underground Station signs will direct the public down temporary steps into the moat, where a specially-constructed path will lead them to another set of temporary steps and from there up to the ticket kiosks.
Bus routes: 15, 25, 42, 78, 100, D1
For wheelchair users and those with pushchairs, the shortest route that does not involve any steps is around the outside of the new Tower Place office building and in through the Tower's West Gate via Lower Thames Street. Signs clearly directing this route will be erected.
As an alternative, visitors in wheelchairs or with pushchairs are advised to arrive at the Tower via taxi if possible, or via London Bridge Underground Station which is the nearest station with a lift, rather than Tower Hill.