In the early 1080s, William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the centre of his London fortress. Nothing like it had ever been seen before.
Take a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. Discover its 900 year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
Royal Beasts: Discover why animals were imprisoned at the Royal Menagerie.
Fit for a King: See this fascinating exhibition of five centuries of spectacular royal armour.
White Tower: Built to strike fear and submission into the unruly citizens of London
Yeoman Warders: You'll find them standing guard and giving tours at the Tower of London
Crown Jewels: Priceless symbols of the British monarchy under armed guard in the Jewel House
The ravens: Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the ravens ever leave
The Fusilier Museum: Visit The Fusilier Museum at the Tower of London.
Fortress: Pace the battlements and explore the Tower’s history as a formidable royal fortress.
Tower Green: The place where some of the great names of history died by order of the state
East Wall Walk: Explore the massive defensive inner curtain wall and the four towers.
Medieval Palace: The Medieval Palace contained fabulous interiors used by medieval kings and queens.
*Please note: The Tower of London will close early on 3, 4, 5 October 2016 with the last admission at 14:30. And it will be closed all day on 24, 25, 26 December 2016 and 1 January 2017.
Please note the opening times:
Tue-Sat 09:00 to 17:30
Sun-Mon 10:00 to 17:30
Tue-Sat 09:00 to 16:30
Sun-Mon 10:00 to 16:30
Last admissions are 30 minutes prior to closing time.
*Please note: The Tower of London will close early on 3, 4, 5 October 2016 with the last admission at 14:30.