Tower of London


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The Tower of London
London
City of London
EC3N 4AB
England

  • Phone: 0844 482 7777
  • Booking line: 0844 482 7799
  • Membership: 0844 482 7788
  • Events booking: 0844 482 7795
  • Information line: 0844 482 7777

The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. 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 as a place of torture and death, there are many more stories to be told about the Tower. This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for a few years in the 1830s even housed a zoo! An intriguing cast of characters have played their part, including the dastardly jewel-thief Colonel Blood, tragic Lady Jane Grey and maverick zoo keeper Albert Cops.

Further information

Opening Hours:

01 March - 31 October (summer) Tuesday - Saturday 09.00 - 17.30 Sunday - Monday 10.00 - 17.30 Last admission 17.00. 01 November - 28 February (winter) Tuesday - Saturday 09.00 - 16.30 Sunday - Monday 10.00 - 16.30 Last admission 16.00.

Charges:

For visits 1 March 2014 - 28 February 2015 (gate prices - online prices differ) Adult £22.00 Child (5-15 years) £11.00 Under 5s are free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Full-time student (16 years and over), disabled visitor, over 60 with ID £18.70 Family Up to 2 adults and 3 children £59.00

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

The Tower of London welcomes all visitors and tries to make everyone's day out successful and enjoyable. However, the Tower is a historic building with difficult stairs and passageways and wheelchair access is limited. There are a large number of steps throughout the Tower with cobbles laid in some of the roads. Although many of the towers have limited access, the Jewel House is completely accessible to all visitors. A limited number of wheelchairs are available from the Group Ticket Office at the West Gate entrance to the Tower. Toilets, with easy ramped access are situated behind the Jewel House.

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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