Tower Of London

 
 
ADDRESS
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N 4AB 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun & Mon 10am-5.30pm (last adm 5pm)
 
PRICES
£22 (Adults), £11 (Children 5-15), £18.70 (Concs), £59 (Family) | Online: £20.90 (Adults), £10.45 (Children 5-15), £17.60 (Concs), £55.55 (Family) | Annual membership (unlimited entry to five palaces) from £46
 

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Tower Of LondonWith close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to a time of intrigue and drama. Make your way from Traitor's Gate to join Sir Walter Raleigh in the Bloody Tower as he awaits his fate for allegedly plotting against James I. Join Edward I in the court revelry within the Medieval Tower and admire Henry VIII's armour, weaponry and torture instruments in the White Tower before being dazzled by the array of royal jewels, crowns and diamonds encased in the Jewel and Martin Towers. With its stunning riverside backdrop, the tower has been used as a prison, palace and place of execution, arsenal, mint and menagerie, since its construction following the Norman Conquest of 1066. After King Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church it housed religious prisoners including two of Henry VIII's six wives (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard), both of whom were beheaded on the scaffolds at Tower Green. It is now one of the most famous structures in the world and hosts a range of exhibitions and re-enactments which celebrate and represent some of the most spectacular aspects of its gory and glorious past.

 

Tower Of London events

 
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of RedBlood Swept Lands and Seas of RedBlood Swept Lands and Seas of Red888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat at the Tower of London as a beautiful and moving tribute to those who laid down their lives. As part of the evolving installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper poppies will be '23rd October 2014Tuesday 11th November 2014 Where:
Tower Of London,   Tower Hill      EC3N 4AB
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Free EventOngoing
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th August to 11th November 2014
888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat at the Tower of London as a beautiful and moving tribute to those who laid down their lives. As part of the evolving installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper poppies will be '... More about this event
 
A Knight's TaleA Knight's TaleA costumed character tell stories about the life of Geoffrey Chaucer.23rd October 2014Monday 27th October 2014 Where:
Tower Of London,   Tower Hill      EC3N 4AB
Category: event
Ongoing
A Knight's Tale
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  22nd to 27th Oct 2014 - 12.15pm-2.15pm
A costumed character tell stories about the life of Geoffrey Chaucer.
OctoberCeilidhFest: Fiddle Paradiddle's October Ceilidh NightOctoberCeilidhFest: Fiddle Paradiddle's October Ceilidh Night24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
Tower Of London,   Tower Hill      EC3N 4AB
Category: event
On Soon
OctoberCeilidhFest: Fiddle Paradiddle's October Ceilidh Night
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Country & Western
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 8pm-11pm
Street Child Christmas Carol ConcertStreet Child Christmas Carol ConcertCelebrate this festive season with Christmas carols.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Tower Of London,   Tower Hill      EC3N 4AB
Category: event
 
Street Child Christmas Carol Concert
event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Celebrate this festive season with Christmas carols.
The Spanish QueenThe Spanish QueenPerformance by a costumed character of Eleanor of Castile.7th December 2014Monday 8th December 2014 Where:
Tower Of London,   Tower Hill      EC3N 4AB
Category: event
 
The Spanish Queen
event > Leisure
DATES  Sunday 7th and Monday 8th December 2014 at 11am and 3.30pm
Performance by a costumed character of Eleanor of Castile.
 

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Opening and closing times for Tower Of London

Today (Thursday) Tower Of London closes at 17.30

Monday:

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17.30
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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17.30
 
 

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17.30
 
 

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17.30
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Tower Of London Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Tower Hill Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Wapping Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Quay Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Tower Of London

Near Tower Of London
Novotel London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  30% off
10 Pepys Street, EC3N | 3 minutes from Tower Of London
Almost in the shadow of the looming Tower of London, this Novotel has some rooms with truly spectacular views. A bright modern hotel, with smart, functional ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  30% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 3 minutes from Tower Of London
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
Grange City Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £89  42% off
8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 3 minutes from Tower Of London
The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from Tower Of London
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it was ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Tower Of London

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Tower Of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Tower Of London
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | Same location as Tower Of London
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 7 minutes from Tower Of London
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Tower Of London

Near Tower Of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Tower Of London
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Tower Of London

The best shops and markets near Tower Of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cheese at Leadenhall
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
4-5 Leadenhall Market, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes from Tower Of London
Dedicated fromageries are rare in London, but with around 100 different British and continental cheeses on offer, they don't come much more dedicated than Cheese at ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Tower Of London

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Perkin Reveller
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
East Gate - Tower of London, St Katharines Way, EC3N | Same location as Tower Of London
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strada - St Katharine Docks
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, E1W | 1 minute from Tower Of London
This Strada Italian restaurant is located on St. Katharine Docks - a moment's walk from Tower Bridge and the nearby attraction of the Tower of London ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
Tower Place, Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 2 minutes from Tower Of London
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Tower Of London

Near Tower Of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 21 minutes from Tower Of London
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 24 minutes from Tower Of London
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 25 minutes from Tower Of London
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Tower Of London

Tower Of London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from Tower Of London
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Tower Of London

The best pubs near London Tower Of London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Tower Of London
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Tower Of London
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 12 minutes from Tower Of London
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Tower Of London

Tower Of London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Tower Of London
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from Tower Of London
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Tower Of London

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Tower Of London.
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | Same location as Tower Of London
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tower Of London
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 23rd October 2014 

Tower Of London

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2014 

Tower Of London

888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat ...More

 
A Knight's Tale
Kids Events | Until 27th October 2014 

Tower Of London

A costumed character tell stories about the life of Geoffrey Chaucer....More

HippopoThames: Florentijn Hofman Commission
HippopoThames: Florentijn Hofman Commission
Exhibitions | Until 3rd November 2014 

St Katharine Docks 3 minutes walk from Tower Of London

HippopoThames, the 21-metre-long wooden hippo sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created for the Totally Thames festival, has journeyed downriver ...More

 
The City Shimmy!
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th November 2014 

Proud Cabaret City 5 minutes walk from Tower Of London

You can watch performers dance with snakes and fire and swords or enjoy an evening of 1920's speakeasy entertainment over ...More

Twisted Voodoo
Theatre | Until 27th November 2014 

Proud Cabaret City 5 minutes walk from Tower Of London

Acts include fire breathers, belly dancers, strong men and burlesque....More

Time Machines: Daniel Weil And The Art Of Design
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2014 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Tower Of London

The celebrated Argentinian designer showcases witty and imaginative pieces from his 30-year career including clocks, cutlery, a chess set and ...More

Design Museum Collection: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Tower Of London

A permanent display of a selection of items tracing the history of contemporary design, as well as the country's national ...More

Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Tower Of London

The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Designers in Residence
Designers in Residence
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Tower Of London

Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of ...More

 
 
 
 
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