Tower of London

Type:Castle / Fort

London, EC3N 4AB

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The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world's most famous fortresses, and one of Britain's most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation for a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told about the Tower and its intriguing cast of characters.

This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for over 600 years even housed a menagerie! Don't miss the re-presented Crown Jewels in the famous Jewel House, unlocking the story behind the 23,578 gems in the priceless royal jewels. Marvel at the Imperial State Crown and the largest diamond ever found and see the only treasure to escape destruction in 1649, after the Civil War. For centuries, this dazzling collection has featured in royal ceremonies, and it is still in use today.
Join Yeoman Warder tours to be entertained by captivating talks of pain, passion, treachery and torture at the Tower. Visit Tower Green and see the memorial to the people who died within the Tower walls. Find out why the last execution at the Tower was in 1941 and see how instruments of torture were used to extract 'confessions' from prisoners. Discover what life was like in the surprisingly luxurious Medieval Palace, and explore the stories of Henry II, Edward I and their courts at work.

See one of the Tower's most famous sights, the ravens. Legend has it Charles II believed that if the ravens were ever to leave the Tower, the fortress and the kingdom would fall. Step into 1000 years of history every day at the Tower of London.

No Photography in Jewel house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: 020 3166 6311. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: Yeoman Warder tours are free and leave front entrance every ½ hr. Parking: None for cars. Coach parking nearby. Education/School Visits: To book 0844 482 7777.

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  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility - Not all areas are fully accessible as some areas have cobbled floor, there are lots of steps and narrow walkways in some areas.
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available - Wheelchairs for hire


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for school groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Public toilets
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Offsite

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Some tours are free
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Some tours are free.


Opening Times

* Last admissions: Summer 5pm / Winter 4pm.
Closed 24th-26th December and 1st Jan.
Conferences up to 150 people. Meetings 6-200. Receptions 10-300. Lunches up to 150. Dinners 6-240

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