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Standing since the height of the British Empire, the Tower of London is a magnificent castle and fortress comprising 22 towers. It also houses numerous permanent exhibitions of the Crown Jewels, the ‘Coins and Kings’ collection of the Royal Mint, and the armory display of the ‘Line of Kings’. Let’s take a look at the various Tower of London tickets, tour highlights, and essential visitor information.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Tower of London

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tower of London experiences has enforced a number of safety measures.
  • It is mandatory for all visitors to purchase tickets online 
  • A restricted number of visitors are allowed to enter the Tower of London each day
  • Every visitor above the age of 11 must wear a face mask throughout the duration of their visit
  • Hand wash and sanitation facilities are available throughout the premises
  • Social distancing is mandatory between visitors at the Tower of London

All Your Tower of London Tickets & Tour Options

 There are multiple ticket and tour options available to visit the Tower of London. Guests can choose to book standard entry tickets, VIP access tickets, or combo tours. Each ticket offers different benefits, depending on your requirements. Read on below to know about each ticket type in detail.

Standard Entry Tower of London Tickets

VIP Access Tower of London Tickets

Combo Tours

 These Tower of London tickets grant direct entry to the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, as well as a visit to the Crown Jewels and Royal Armouries’ collection present in the White Tower. Observe renowned jewels such as the Kohinoor, the Cullinan I, and the Stuart Sapphire at the Crown Jewels exhibit. You will also get a chance to see the ‘Coins and Kings’, ‘Line of Kings’ and Torture at the Tower exhibitions.

Why go for this ticket?

  • Enjoy entry to the magnificent Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built over 1000 years ago
  • Admire the Crown Jewels collection, which includes the British coronation ornaments as well as over 23000 precious stones
  • Get a chance to visit the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, as well as the Torture at the Tower exhibition

Recommended experiences

Visit the 1000-year old Tower of London, and get a chance to see the Crown Jewels firsthand, in addition to several other exhibitions.
Enjoy fast track entry into one of London’s most renowned historic attractions. With these VIP tickets, get early morning VIP entry to the site. This ticket also includes a couple of top experiences in London that add to your experience of visiting this vibrant city.

Why go for this ticket?

  • Enjoy early VIP access to the Tower of London and its various attractions
  • Avoid the large crowds and view the Crown Jewels in peace
  • Get a chance to take a guided walking tour of Buckingham Palace

Recommended experiences

With these tickets, get VIP access to the Tower of London, and see the Crown Jewels without any bustling crowds. Also, enjoy a guided tour of Buckingham Palace and a shuttle along the River Thames.
 For a wholesome London experience, a combo ticket is the right way to go. Enjoy entry to prime attractions such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, or Banqueting House, in addition to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels exhibit. If you have limited time and would like to see more of London, this day tour is a great choice. 

Why go for this ticket?

  • Get direct entry to the Tower of London and its various exhibits
  • Visit several attractions like Kensington Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, or go for a Thames River Cruise depending on the ticket of your choice
  • Flexible validity allows you to explore based on your convenience

Recommended experiences

Relish a full-fledged experience of London, with a Hop-on Hop-off Thames River cruise as well as entry to the renowned Tower of London.
Revel in a combo tour of the Tower of London and the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral, with a guide by your side throughout the experience.
Enjoy one-time access to 3 or 4 historic London palaces with a single pass, valid for 2 years from the date of your first visit.

Plan Your Visit to the Tower of London

Opening Hours

Getting There


What are Tower of London opening hours?
Currently, the Tower of London is closed due to regulations from the UK Government. We will update the opening hours when the attraction is open again.
How long is a tour of the Tower of London?
It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to walk around the attractions and visit all the important exhibits.
What is the best time to visit the Tower of London?
Plan your visit early in the morning or late evenings before closing, on weekdays, to experience smaller crowds
Where is the Tower of London located?
The Tower of London is located at St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK.
Google Map Directions
How do I get to the Tower of London?
There are several ways to reach the Tower of London.
By tube: You can take the Circle and District lines to Tower Hill station. 
By bus: Take buses 15, 42, 78, 100, or RV! To get off at the Tower of London.
By overground rail: Get off at London Bridge or Fenchurch Street stations.
By riverboat: The closest access point via riverboat is Tower Pier. 
Can I take the train to the Tower of London?
Yes, the London Overground can be used to reach the Tower of London.
Is photography permitted at the Tower of London?
No, photography is not permitted at the Tower of London.
Is storage facility available at the Tower of London?
There is no baggage storage facility at the attraction. It is recommended that you travel light.
Is the Tower of London wheelchair-accessible?
Only the Crown Jewels exhibition and the Jewel Tower of the Tower of London are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come first-serve basis.

What to See at the Tower of London?

This historic landmark in London draws in millions of visitors each year. Here are the top things to see at the Tower of London:

Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are a collection of ceremonial objects housed at the Tower of London. It is the most historically complete collection of regalia in the world and signifies more than 800 years of monarchy. The collection contains a total of 142 objects and 23,578 precious stones and is one of the must-see attractions in London.

White Tower 

The White Tower is the central tower at the Tower of London, and is what gives the castle its name. It was often the strongest military point in the castle, and one of the largest keeps in Christianity. Originally whitewashed in 1240, it provided accommodation for the king and his representatives. 

The Ravens

The Ravens of the Tower of London are an integral part of the castle. Traditionally, they are believed to protect the Tower and The Crown. According to British folk and mythology, at every point in time, the Tower should host 7 ravens or it would signify the fall of the empire.

Beefeater Tour 

Beefeaters, officially known as the Yeoman Warders, are the Royal Bodyguards, and have guarded the kings and queens of England all the way back from the 1400s. The tour will give you some fascinating information about the tower, as well as its previous residents. A majority of the tour will be outside.

Explore London on a Combo Tour

These are some of the top experiences in London, available on booking of Tower of London combo tours.

St. Paul’s Cathedral 

Located on the highest point in London, St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most renowned landmarks in the city. It is the second-largest church by area in the United Kingdom, and stands at 11 meters in height. The artwork, sculptures, and interiors of the cathedral are breathtaking and is a must-see for anyone visiting London.

Thames River Cruise 

As the lifeline of London, the Thames is the second largest river in England. A Thames River Cruise is one of the best ways to experience the iconic landmarks of the city, while still enjoying a relaxed tour. 

Buckingham Palace

As the administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace is one of the most important buildings in all of the UK. Its garden is the largest private garden in London, and the massive palace has a total of 775 rooms. In addition to a walking tour around the attraction, the changing of the guard at the end of the day is a sight to behold.

Tower Of London Tickets FAQs

Can I buy Tower of London tickets online?
Yes. Tower of London tickets can be booked online. The advantage of booking these tickets online is that you can choose your preferred date and time and can avoid waiting in the long lines at the ticket counter. 
What are the different types of Tower of London tickets?
Guests can choose to book standard entry tickets, VIP access tickets, or combo tours.
What is included in a Tower of London ticket?
A standard admission ticket includes access to the Crown Jewels, the Ravens, the Armoury in the White Tower, and the public areas in and around the Tower of London.
Do Tower of London tickets include priority access?
Not all tickets include priority access to the Tower of London. You would have to specifically book tickets that provide VIP access.
How do I see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London?
The only way to see the Crown Jewels is by booking Tower of London tickets. They are not open to visitors without proper ticket booking.
What is the cancelation policy for Tower of London tickets?
It depends on the ticket you book. While some may offer a refund if canceled within the stipulated period of time, others may not. You can confirm these details before finalizing your booking.
How long should I spend at the Tower of London?
To visit all the major exhibits, a tour would take between 2-3 hours at least.
What are Tower of London opening hours?
The Tower of London is currently closed to the public. Once it reopens, opening hours will be updated.
How do I get to the Tower of London?
You can use public transport or drive down to get to the Tower of London. Take the tube to Tower Hill station, or buses 15, 42, 78, or 100 and alight at the Tower of London stop, or take the overground rail and get off at London Bridge or Fenchurch Street stations.
Is the Tower of London included in the London Pass?
Yes, it is included in the London Pass. The pass also includes access to attractions like Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many more.
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