Getting here

Travel options for visiting the Tower

Travel options for visiting the Tower

Plan your journey

The Tower is located within easy walking distance of several mainline stations including:

  • 10-15 min from London Bridge Station
  • 20 min from Liverpool Street Station
  • 25 mins from London Charring Cross Station

You can also travel by river boat. Tower Pier is served by river boats travelling from various piers including Westminster and London Eye and is located next to the Tower entrance.

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Public transport

London Underground and trains

Tower Hill station (5 minute walk) – served by the District and Circle lines

Tower Hill station has step-free access to street level.

Nearby stations (10 – 15 minute walk) – Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Monument, Bank, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street

Buses

Routes 15, 42, 78, 100, and RV1 stop nearby the Tower of London.

All major sightseeing bus tours in London pass by the Tower of London.

If you're travelling by public transport, please remember wearing a face covering is compulsory.

TfL Journey Planner

Cycle to the Tower

Bicycle racks can be found at:

  • Behind the Tower of London shop

An East-West Cycle Superhighway passes Tower Hill tube station.

Please note that cycling is not permitted in the pedestrianised areas of the Wharf and Tower Hill. Bicycles attached to railings in the Wharf may be removed without notice.

TfL London cycling routes and planner

Other transport options

Parking

Whilst Tower Hill is a vehicle free zone and there is no on-site parking, there are some affordable parking options located closeby.

Nearby car parks

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park (2 minute walk) – 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT

Minories car park (10 minute walk) – 1 Shorter Street, London, E1 8LP 

Accessible parking

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park is fully accessible with allocated bays for Blue Badge holders.

An interactive map, produced by the City of London, shows Blue Badge parking bays in the local area.

Please check our Accessibility page for more information.

Please note that the Tower is located within the Congestion Charging Zone.

Coach drop-off and collection

Coach parking is available at nearby car parks.

Tower Hill Coach and Car Park offers a coach drop-off facility free of charge if the stay is under 15 minutes.

A Yeoman Warder gives a tour to a group of visitors outside the chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London
Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

Wednesday-Sunday

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
Things to see

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.

Open

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Raven soft toys

Raven Gifts

Legend has it that if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the kingdom will fall. These products have been inspired by the Ravens that live at the Tower of London.

From £7.99

Beefeater teddy bear - teddy bear dressed in the red uniform of the Tower of London Yeoman.

Beefeater teddy bear

This 'Beefeater' bear is splendidly dressed in a Yeoman Warder uniform, standing ready to guard the Tower of London.

14.99

Terrible Tales from the Tower of London

Terrible Tales from the Tower of London

The ravens of the Tower of London bring its fascinating history to life, telling tales of gore, guts and great escapes.

8.99