Visit the Tower of London and discover the dark past of the Castle, which was once a royal residence, then transformed into a prison, an execution site, a Royal Menagerie and nowadays, houses the Crown Jewels.
Discover the city’s history while exploring this historic Castle: visit the monarch’s chambers, the Royal Menagerie, where the wild animals were kept, find out where Thomas Moore and Anne Boleyn were executed and explore the prison where William Wallace was kept before his execution in 1305.
The Tower’s most famous room houses the Crown Jewels, a collection of ceremonial objects including the oldest Crown Jewel, St Edward’s Crown, which is used to crown English and British monarchs. Another impressive piece is the Imperial State Crown, which is worn by the monarch at the annual State Opening of Parliament and the Cullinan Diamond, the largest rough diamond found in South Africa. It also contains the Koh-i-Noor, the oldest diamond known.
Don’t forget to look for the six black ravens, the Tower of London’s most famous residents, which are kept in the Tower because according to an old legend, if the ravens were to disappear, the Tower would collapse, and with it the Reign.
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As well as guarding the Tower, the Yeomen Warders, also nicknamed the “Beefeaters” organize free guided tours of the Castle throughout the day. Every 30 minutes, the Warders organize 60 minute tours with tales about the prisoners, tales of intrigue, torture and a lot more interesting anecdotes. It is one of the most popular attractions in the Tower.
The last tour is at 2:30pm in winter and 3:30 in summer.
If you’re traveling with your family, you can purchase a Family pass that includes entrance tickets to the Tower of London for 2 adults and 3 children.
November to February:
- Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm.
- Sundays and Mondays: 10am – 4:30pm.
The last entrance time is at 4pm.
March to October:
- Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm.
- Sundays and Mondays: 10am – 5:30pm.
The last entrance time is at 5pm.
Seniors over 60 years old and studentsUS$ 27.5
Children between 5 and 15 years oldUS$ 16.5
Children less than 5 years oldFree
Family PassUS$ 88.5
As long as you wish.
Admission entry to the Tower of London.
Entrance to the Crown Jewels and the Royal Menagerie.
Free guided tour.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
City of London, close to the Tower Bridge.