Refreshments to enjoy at this famous palace, prison and fortress

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous palace, prison and fortress

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, the Tower of London will be re-opening from 10 July. Please read our visit information

In line with government guidelines, our eating facilities within the Tower of London remain closed for now. We hope to reopen them soon. 

Our Wharf Kiosk will be open from 10 July.

The Wharf Kiosk

Enjoy a tasty snack with great views of the Tower and the Thames. Our riverside café offers hot and cold drinks, great food and delicious cakes.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
    Weekdays: 08:00–18:00
    Weekends: 09:00–18:00
  • Winter (November to February)
    Weekdays: 08:00–17:00
    Weekends: 09:00–17:00
View of the Tower Wharf kiosk serving customers.

Inside the Tower

New Armouries Café (currently closed)

For a hearty sit down meal or if you are in a group, try the New Armouries Café. We offer hot meals, including our fish and chips, sandwiches, soup, salads, baked cakes and pastries, hot and cold drinks and a children's menu.

Make sure you take a look around while in the dining hall as we have some historic surprises on display.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
    Sun to Mon - 10:30-17:00
    Tues to Sat - 09:30-17:00
  • Winter (November to February)
    Sun to Mon - 10:30-16:00
    Tues to Sat - 09:30-16:00

Browse the New Armouries Café sample menu

Ravens Café (currently closed)

Tasty snacks on the go.

Specialising in a great selection of gourmet sausages with vegetarian options available, the Tower’s outdoor café is a great spot for a snack within earshot of the famous ravens and with spectacular views of the Tower.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
    Daily: 10:30 – 17:00
  • Winter (November to February)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30-16:00* 

 *Weather Dependant

A male and female visitor are shown standing in front of the Ravens Cafe food kiosk.

Enjoy a picnic in the moat

In the summer months enjoy a picnic in the Tower Moat. Bring your food and a comfortable blanket from home, and enjoy this unique picnic location. 

  • Picnickers must have a valid Tower admission ticket to access this area. 
  • Access is subject to weather conditions and availability. 

Inside the buildings

To help protect our palace, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of any of the buildings except in designated areas.


Our single-use coffee cups, and other catering disposables, are made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials and can be commercially composted with food waste.

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The Tower of London Deputy Ravenmaster attends to a raven with Tower Green and the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the background.
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Meet the famous ravens at the Tower of London and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower.

Open from 10 July

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Tours and talks

Explore deeper with the Tower of London audio guide tour. Discover extra information about the Tower's history, plan your day and find out more about our cafés and shops.


Tower of London

Separate ticket

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Open from 10 July

Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)