Tower of London

Tower of London: Hours, Address, Tower of London Reviews: 4.5/5

Tower of London
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
About
Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison where you can explore 1000 years of history. Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking, world famous Crown Jewels. Take a Yeoman Warder tour and hear captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture. Meet the famous ravens and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower and marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Normal architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 3 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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ZedAbdn
Aberdeen, UK347 contributions
Worth the visit
Jun 2021
A really good afternoon. Interesting visit and plenty to see. It was quiet given covid entry numbers and that probably made a difference. No beefeater tour though. They have clearly struggled to fill some of the white tower rooms with stuff and it feels like they've found whatever they could to fill the space. The Torture at the Tower 'exhibition' was rubbish. Has an unusual 'village' feel to the grounds. Would defintiely recommend the visit.
Written 20 June 2021
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Natasha W
Dorset, UK5 contributions
Historic Castle - Must Watch
May 2021
This is a historic castle and a must visit place in United kingdom...This Castle has played a prominent role in English history and is one of the top places to visit with your Family or friends... I enjoyed a lot...
Written 19 June 2021
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Craig C
Stanley, UK376 contributions
A piece of history amongst buildings of the future
Jun 2021 • Family
First visit here, was very surprised that so many buildings fit into such a compact space. It was also weird how this historic building was surrounded with some of London's modern buildings. Security and Covid-19 restrictions were spot on, with plenty of hand sanitation dotted around. At first I thought the entry fee was a bit steep, but the place is basqued in history and loads to see. Food was definitely expensive, so bear this in mind. Staff are great, including the Beefeaters who were great at answering questions. If you are interested in the Towers past, this is the place to go.
Written 18 June 2021
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Glover123
Yeovil, UK74 contributions
Don't leave this off your London list
Jun 2021
This is definitely a highlight of London and must-see. There is so much history here and presented in a great way for families of all ages. The Yeoman are wonderful and give great information. Definitely go to the Crown Jewels first as queues do pick up later and the White Tower had a queue after we had been in as well. A couple of places were sadly closed but the majority was open and my family had an enjoyable time. Toilets were clean and the shop was full of nice trinkets.
Written 18 June 2021
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Londonlover
10 contributions
The One and Only
Dec 2020
Elizabeth I waltzed her way around here. Menageries were kept here. Men and women were beheaded here. Ghosts have become comfortable here. The walls seeth with history. The great big crows still live here and they are a hoot. You have to see it.
Written 17 June 2021
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Roberta N
113 contributions
London at its best
May 2021 • Friends
Amazing visit.
Weather was great which helped and very quiet so had time to enjoy everything without queues etc.
However what impressed me most was the staff - from arriving to the gentleman who had lots of information about the Crown Jewels - friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Really made our day memorable. Many thanks to all.Highly recommend.
Written 17 June 2021
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Andrew H
Solihull, UK293 contributions
Fascinating
Jun 2021
We spent almost 5 hours here one Saturday and we enjoyed every second of it. It's a huge site packed with history lessons every few paces. It's brilliantly organised, absolutely fascinating and staffed by fantastic people who clearly love what they do. The Beefeaters are amazing, wonderful with kids and those young visitors all seem to love them. My favourite but was the Crown Jewels but there is so much more to enjoy. I don't like the fact that they still messAges there and clip their wings. I feel that this is such an old fashioned superstition and that we ought to have left it in the 20th Century. I feel that it is cruel and unnecessary and should be stopped. But that aside, this is a brilliant family friendly full day out worth every penny of the entrance fee.
Written 13 June 2021
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Salim L
London, UK2 contributions
Highlight of London
Jun 2021 • Couples
Definitely one of the best places to visit. My partner is a history buff so this place was perfect. We ended up spending a good few hours at the Tower, taking our time and visiting every single area we could. Overall an amazing experience learning about the history and what had been there in the past
Written 13 June 2021
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Ellie J Joshua
Dunfermline, UK4 contributions
Tower of London visit for 2
Jun 2021
We went to the Tower of London this week and it was so interesting! We had to wear masks which was understandable but didn't detract from the experience. Will deinitely go again one day.
Written 12 June 2021
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Phil W
3 contributions
Great
Jun 2021
Spent 2 hours there looking around lots of history there,nice to see Crown Jewels,beefeaters very helpful
Written 12 June 2021
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  • Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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