Tower of London

Few buildings have played a more pivotal role in London's history than its Tower. Boasting a millenium's worth of treacherous tales and host to the exquisite Crown Jewels, it survives as one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions.

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Insider tips

How to get there?

Near Tower Bridge, the Tower of London’s nearest Tube station is Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines. It can also be reached by taking the DLR to Tower Gateway.

How long to visit?

There are 12 acres and a lot to see within the walls of the Tower of London. History buffs could easily spend a full day there! Although you could feasibly rush through it in three hours, we’d recommend setting aside at least six to do an official Beefeater tour. Some areas, such as the chapel, can’t be accessed any other way!

Good to know

When should I visit?

9:00AM to 5:30PM in the high season (March 1st through October 31st), 9:00AM to 4:30PM in the low season (November 1st through February 28th). On Sundays and Mondays, it’s open from 10:00AM.

How to get there

The District and Circle lines on the Tube, as well as the DLR, lead to Tower Hill and Tower Gateway stations respectively.

Is it expensive?

Entry tickets are around £22.

Will I need a guide?

It will definitely help. It’s worth checking out these best-selling tours: Tower Of London

What people are saying about Tower of London

★★★★★ Great way to see an iconic part of London

Really enjoyed our tour - great insights and well worth the money to get in before the crowds alone!

★★★★★ Fantastic to be able to wander around historical place.

Everything is perfect - the buildings are beautifully maintained, staff are excellent. We saw an open air performance which was brilliant.

★★★★★ Definitely worth going early to see the Yeoman & Guards :)

Would've preferred more time to look around the Tower but understood that we need to get to the "Changing of the guards" by 11am. Our guide , Gavin was wonderful and made it really enjoyable !

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