The Tower of London or Tower of London is one of the main attractions and places to see in the English capital. This historic castle is located on the north bank of the River Thames in the center of London.
Structure officially represents Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Tower of London Fortress. It is a complex of several buildings arranged within two concentric rings of defensive walls, surrounded by a moat.
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, the Tower is today one of the most famous and spectacular fortresses in the world. It played a major role in the history of England and is today UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The castle it was used as a prison from 1100 until 1952. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the use of the castle as a prison was much more frequent, and several important figures in British history, such as Elizabeth I, were kept within its walls.
Despite its enduring reputation, like place of torture and death, only seven people were executed inside the Tower before the World Wars of the 12th century and another XNUMX during the First and Second World Wars.
The Tower contains enough buildings, exhibits and war content to request even one day for the whole visit. In winter you can skate on the dry moat. In some areas, such as the Chapel of San Giovanni in the White Tower, it is not possible to take photographs.
Days and hours of opening
The Tower of London is open every day except December 24-26 and January 1. The visit can be made at the following times:
In Summer (from 1st March to 31st October)
- Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 17:30
- Sunday and Monday from 10:00 to 17:30
In Winter (from November 1st to February 28th)
- Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 16:30
- Sunday and Monday from 10:00 to 16:30
Tower of London ticket prices
We present the ticket fares to visit the Tower of London. We have published the price of the standard ticket and the one with donation in brackets.
Adult ticket cost (from 19 to 64 years old) - £ 24.70 (£ 27.20 with donation)Book your ticket
Reduced ticket price for seniors (65 years and over), children (16 to 17 years), students and visitors with disabilities - £ 19.30 (£ 21.30 with donation)
Reduced ticket cost for children (5 to 15 years) - £ 11.70 (£ 12.90 with donation) *
Children under the age of 5 - free *
* all children from 0 to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Reduced tickets for families
Ticket for 1 adult with up to 3 children - £ 44.40 (£ 48.90 with donation)
Ticket for 2 adults with up to 3 children - £ 62.90 (£ 69.20 with donation)
The entrance ticket to the Tower of London allows access to:
- Crown Jewels
- all public areas of the Tower of London include the White Tower (the White Tower), the Bloody Tower (the Bloody Tower) and the battlements, i.e. the highest areas of the walls
- tour di Yeoman Warder
- activities and trails for children
How to get to the Tower of London
It is advisable to arrive with the By public transport, very convenient for getting around London.
If you come with the subway take the District or Circle lines, and get off at Tower Hill station which is a 5 minute walk away. This station allows you to reach street level without climbing steps.
If you use other underground lines you can also get off at the following stations: Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway, Monumento, Banca, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street. Even if they are 10 - 15 minutes away on foot.
If you want to get in bus, you can take one of the following bus lines: 15, 42, 78, 100 and RV1, which stop near the Tower of London; or use one of the many tourist buses that allow you to visit the English capital.
If you arrive by car the address is: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom. There are no car parks around the Tower, the closest ones are about 10 minutes away on foot.
Tips for visiting
The Beefeaters, retired British Army sergeants, offer Free guided tours.
Admission to the Tower of London is included in London Pass.
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