Opening and closing times

Information on opening hours

Information on opening hours

Update 27 November: In line with government guidance, the Tower of London will reopen on 3 December.

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.

 


Summer (01 March - 01 November)


Winter (02 November - 31 December)

5 November - 2 December - Closed

3 - 23 December

Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00-17.00

Last admission: 15:30 (15.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

Closed 24 - 26 December - Closed

27 - 31 December

Daily: 10:00-17.00

Last admission: 15:30 (15.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

1 January - Closed

2 January - 12 February

Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00-17.00

Last admission: 15:30 (15.00 slot), buildings within the Tower close at 16.30.

At the Tower - closures

See the Crown Jewels, the ravens, the public outside areas of the Tower of London and magnificent armour displays in the White Tower, including Line of Kings, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace and Torture at the Tower exhibition. Due to government guidelines, all other buildings at the Tower need to remain closed. The nature of the buildings means  not all areas are able to be accessed in accordance with the required social distancing guidelines. We hope to re-open them as soon as it's safe to do so.

Meet our Yeoman Warders positioned along the one-way route and hear their captivating stories about the history of the Tower.

Map of the Tower of London (PDF)

The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

The Chapel is currently closed to visitors.

The chapel is a working community chapel and sometimes closes during Tower opening hours. It is used for Sunday services and occasional ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

A canon fires with visible shot, as part of the 41 round gun salute to mark the State Visit of the King of Spain, 12 July 2017

Gun salutes

Please note the Wharf will close at least an hour before the gun salutes and there will be no access to the parts of the Wharf during the set up and duration of the gun salutes. Gun salutes take place at 13:00 and consist of 62 rounds unless otherwise stated.

The Wharf will also close the evening before each gun salute (from 18.00 to 21.00) for rehearsals. 

Please note, the 13:00 Yeoman Warder Tour will be cancelled when a gun salute is taking place. They recommence at 13:30.  

Constable's Dues

During the middle ages successive kings believed it was their right to get tolls from vessels on the Thames. The Constable of the Tower of London was allowed to demand these tolls on the king's behalf. In 1381 King Richard issued a grant that required every galley passing the Tower to present 'two roundlets of wyne' to the Constable.

Date of next ceremony will be posted here.

The Ceremony can be viewed inside the Tower and is included in your admission ticket.

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)

Photo of the Crown Jewels
Things to see Highlights

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Closed

Tower of London

Allow one hour

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.

Closed

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)